Dallas Catastrophic Injury Attorney
What is a "catastrophic" injury?
A catastrophic injury is an extremely damaging injury that affects at least
one major system of the body. Such an injury often requires long hospital
stays and may leave the injured person permanently disabled or with a
shortened life expectancy. Often, the individual requires multiple surgeries,
weeks or months of rehabilitative treatment, and sometimes assistive care
long after they have "recovered."
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence
or wrongdoing of another party, or if you have lost a loved one in a wrongful
death anywhere in the U.S., please contact a Dallas catastrophic injury
attorney at our firm for a free consultation about your case. The laws
of most states provide remedies for personal injury caused by the negligent
or reckless conduct of others, including compensation for pain and suffering,
lost earnings and earning capacity, and past and future medical expenses.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is often the result of severe physical trauma, such
as a strong blow, auto accident, industrial accident, or sports-related
injury. The severity of a spinal cord injury can be determined by the
point at which the injury occurred. An injury that occurs closer to the
base of the skull will have a much greater effect on a person's mobility
than a spinal cord injury that occurs lower down the back.
The victim of a spinal cord injury will experience long-lasting physical
disabilities, as well as impaired physical sensation and varying degrees
of paralysis. This becomes not only a devastating situation for the victim,
but for his family as well. The victim may be left disabled, jobless,
frustrated, and angry. He or she may be unable to perform the most mundane
daily tasks that we all take for granted. Because of this, spinal cord
injury victims need capable legal representation if their injuries were
the result of another's actions.
Similar to any catastrophic injury, the impact of a brain injury is significant
and life-altering. The effects are often debilitating and sometimes permanent.
In addition to pain and suffering, victims are faced with medical bills,
loss of wages, loss of mobility, future medical care needs and expenses,
and often complete dependency on loved ones for care.
The physical and emotional toll a brain injury can take on a victim is
just as prevalent in the victim's family. It can take months or even
years for both the victim and their family to adjust to the injury and
life changes. This is why victims and their families should seek the aid
of an attorney who focuses on brain injuries. A catastrophic injury attorney
at our firm is here to help. We can lessen the additional mental and emotional
toll the legal process can take on those affected by catastrophic injuries,
including brain injuries.
When a person dies as a result of the negligent or malicious acts of another,
the law provides a cause of action for wrongful death. The intent is to
compensate families for the pain, suffering, and torment caused when they
lose a loved one. Additionally, families are forced to cope with financial
burdens, which often accompany the death of a family member, especially
a wage earner. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time.
We want to protect your rights and make sure your family does not have
to endure an additional hardship. We have successfully helped many families
who have lost loved ones and provided them with financial security.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
There are a variety of factors that can lead to a wrongful death. All too
often, the circumstances leading up to the tragedy were both predictable
and preventable. Our firm can investigate, evaluate, and prosecute claims
arising out of negligence resulting in wrongful death. Common causes of
wrongful death are auto accidents, dangerous products, and workplace accidents.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
You may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Civil law exists to
compensate an individual for injuries and losses which were caused by
someone's negligence, a defective product, or some other form of misconduct
or failure to act.
Financial compensation awarded in a court of law is aimed at covering the
- Medical Care
- In Home Caregivers
- Counseling & Psychiatric Care
- Lost Income
- Expenses Not Covered By Existing Health Insurance
- Travel Expenses for Medical Care
- Funeral Expenses
Our firm serves Dallas, Fort Worth, the state of Texas, and the nation.