Legal Rights and Resources for Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries can have extreme and lasting impacts on individuals and their families, affecting every aspect of their lives. In such challenging times, understanding your legal rights and available resources is vital. At Vames, Wang & Sosa, we are commited to empowering individuals with information that can help them navigate the complexities of legal processes and secure the support and compensation they deserve.


Legal Rights

1. Personal Injury Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim. Personal injury law allows the injured person to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.


2. Product Liability

In cases where a catastrophic injury results from a defective product, the person affected may have grounds to pursue a product liability claim. Manufacturers, distributors, and sellers can be held responsible for injuries caused by faulty products, and the claimant may be eligible for compensation.


3. Medical Malpractice

When catastrophic injuries occur due to medical negligence or malpractice, the injured individual may pursue a medical malpractice claim. This legal avenue allows individuals to seek compensation for injuries caused by substandard medical care.


4. Premises Liability

Property owners are required by law to keep their premises reasonably safe. If a catastrophic injury occurs on someone else’s property due to their failure to maintain safety standards, the injured person may be eligible to file a premises liability claim.


Resources for Support and Compensation

1. Legal Representation

Securing legal representation is essential when pursuing a claim for catastrophic injuries. Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers are knowledgeable in personal injury law and can provide the assistance needed to navigate the legal landscape.. Our team is committed to advocating for the rights of the injured individuals and ensuring they receive fair compensation.


2. Insurance Coverage

Understanding insurance coverage is crucial for those affected by catastrophic injury. Insurance policies, including auto insurance, homeowners insurance, and medical malpractice insurance may provide compensation for certain damages. Our attorneys can assist in reviewing insurance policies to determine the extent of coverage available.


3. Rehabilitation and Medical Care

Catastrophic injuries often require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Various resources, including health insurance, disability benefits, and government assistance programs, may be available to help cover medical expenses and provide ongoing care.


4. Support Groups and Counseling

Dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury can be emotionally challenging. Support groups and counseling services can offer a network of understanding individuals and professionals who can provide emotional support and guidance throughout the recovery process.


5. Government Assistance Programs

Government assistance programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), may be available for individuals with catastrophic injuries who are unable to work. Our legal team can assist in navigating the application process for these programs.



Understanding your legal rights and the resources available in the aftermath of a catastrophic injury can make a huge difference in your quality of life during the recovery process. Whether pursuing personal injury claims, product liability cases, or seeking compensation for medical malpractice or premises liability, the claimants can find support at Vames, Wang & Sosa

Our commitment to advocating for the rights of those affected by catastrophic injuries extends beyond legal representation, encompassing comprehensive assistance in navigating insurance coverage, accessing rehabilitation and medical care, and providing information on government assistance programs. By being informed about the available resources and legal avenues, individuals can start the path toward recovery with the assurance that their rights will be safeguarded, and the compensation they deserve will be pursued diligently.


If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, reach out to our experienced legal team today for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore the options available to you.

Emery Wang

Emery Wang

Emery Wang has been a lawyer in Oregon since 2009. While attending Lewis & Clark law school, Emery worked as a Multnomah County District Attorney, and since then has been a full time personal injury lawyer.

Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers focus on vehicle crashes, personal injury, and first-party car accident insurance claims. They have offices located in Gresham and Hillsboro.

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