The life of a victim of a catastrophic or severe injury has irrevocably changed. Not only will the victim never work again, but they generally need extensive medical treatment, often for life. Permanent physical and mental impairment are just the most obvious factors for victims. These horrific injuries are often not the fault of the victim but result from issues over which they have no control.
Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims in Texas
Pursuing catastrophic injury claims requires significant resources. A Dallas-Fort Worth catastrophic injury lawyer aggressively and thoroughly investigates all aspects of your case. That includes not only examining all relevant medical reports but hiring medical and psychological experts to examine the victim and review the case. These experts will then testify in court. Our aim is to get to the bottom of the situation and find out if negligence was involved. We ensure all expenses and conditions related to the accident—not just medical or rehabilitation costs—are taken into account. These include lost income and pain and suffering. An attorney guides clients through the disability claims process as well as determines any other benefits for which the victim qualifies. Most cases are settled, but we will go to trial for our clients if necessary.
Types of Texas Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries may result in permanent physical and/or mental disabilities. The victim and their family face challenges for the rest of their lives. Common types of catastrophic injuries or their results include:
- Neurological problems
- Major organ damage
- Multiple fractures
- Persistent vegetative state
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision, sight, or hearing loss
Any type of brain trauma may result in physical and mental challenges.
Potential Recoverable Damages
Victims of catastrophic injuries or their loved ones may sue if severe injuries resulted from another’s negligence. Your attorney can help calculate damages, including past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, current and future lost income, pain and suffering, physical disfigurement, and mental anguish.