Fighting for Fair Compensation for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Dallas
When a person suffers an injury in an accident, there are different levels of severity involved. Minor accidents result in injuries that are not severe, such as modest whiplash and bruises.
There are lots of attorneys who will be glad to represent clients with those injuries. But not us. We represent only the severely injured. To do that the best that we can, we are obligated to focus on those clients only. Catastrophic injuries are those that are considered the most severe or that cause lasting or permanent physical damage.
Examples of such injuries include the following:
Catastrophic Injuries Defined
There are slightly varying definitions of catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries are injuries that are fatal or cause permanent disability or permanent disfigurement. These life-altering injuries can be physical, such as amputation or severe burns; cognitive, as when damage to the brain interferes with ability to work, speak, and form new memories; or spinal cord damage leading to permanent paralysis.
Lifelong Support After Catastrophic Injuries
Not only do catastrophic injuries cause immediate pain and suffering, but they can also have life-long consequences for victims and their families.
- Spinal cord injury can leave a person confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed below the level of the injury to the spine. Spinal cord injury victims usually require a lifetime of medical treatments. They need ongoing care to address deconditioning (changes that occur in the body because of inactivity), pressure ulcers, bowel and bladder issues, respiratory infections, blood clots, and other secondary health issues.
- Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can mean a lifetime of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physical changes that affect a victim’s ability to function in life. In addition, people with moderate to severe TBI typically suffer a variety of chronic health problems, and 57% are moderately or severely disabled, as reported by CDC.
- Severe burns can leave a person with physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. Victims may require multiple surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy before they can perform simple functions, such as bending the elbow.
"...My accident reduced me to being a quadriplegic, it was complicated and crossed state lines. Mark and his associates not only did a fantastic job, but constantly kept me up to date and involved, even bringing in a financial expert for what proved to be incredibly important advice on how to handle my end of the settlement. You cannot go wrong by calling Lenahan Law."
- Herb S.
Seeking Damages for Catastrophic Injuries in Texas
Under Texas law, people with catastrophic injuries have the right to seek compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. This can be done by filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. Claims may also be settled out of court.
Because of the severity of these injuries and the extent of treatment required, economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost earnings, and noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, are likely to be substantially higher. Insurance company defense attorneys will fight much harder against high-stakes catastrophic injury claims. Your best chance of recovering full compensation is to have a resolute team of personal injury lawyers with a history of success on your side.
Types of Accidents that Cause Permanent Damage
There are myriad of potential causes of catastrophic injuries. Each presents different dangers, but all can end in permanent injury or even death. A few of the most common causes are:
- Amusement Ride Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- DUI Accidents
- Violent Crimes
- Firearm Accidents
- Construction Site Falls
- Fires and Explosions
If you have suffered catastrophic injury from any such accident, you could be faced with massive medical bills. Without adequate compensation with the help of a Dallas personal injury attorney you can be left with no justice or reparation.
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries in Dallas
You can be sure that a Dallas catastrophic injury lawyer from our team will have the skill and experience to fight for the recovery you deserve. We only handle a limited number of cases and we only handle severe injury or wrongful death cases, which gives us the ability to provide our full attention and dedication to your case.
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