When a person experiences a catastrophic injury, it is important to consider the potential legal options available.
If you decide to seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, it’s also important to hire an injury lawyer in Dallas who is experienced in litigating catastrophic personal injury cases.
Attorney Jeff Rasansky has over 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases in Dallas, and has been recognized by many industry organizations for his trial experience. Call 1-877-405-4313 or email us today to discuss the facts of your case, and we’ll explain the options available to you for no charge. In fact, we never charge a penny unless we actually win your case!
Defining a “catastrophic injury.”
In order to understand the reason a person needs a lawyer to handle of claim involving a catastrophic injury, it’s important to first understand what is meant by the term catastrophic injury.
A catastrophic injury is defined as any type of injury which results in wrongful death, permanent (severe) functional disability, or severe impairment. Catastrophic injuries often involve the spine, the spinal cord, or the brain (including skull or spinal fractures), and result in a permanent injury that prevents the injured party from performing any type of gainful work.
In most cases, a catastrophic injury can leave a person permanently disabled for the remainder of his or her life. These types of injuries can have many long-term effects on the victim and put an enormous amount of stress on the family due to the injured person’s need for constant supervision and assistance, combined with rehabilitation and a lifetime of related medical expenses. In many cases, a catastrophic injury is responsible for severe disruptions in the central nervous system which include spinal cord injuries or severe burns; these injuries can then affect other systems in the body.
There are many different circumstances that can lead to catastrophic injuries such as automobile accidents, work accidents, etc. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include the following:
- Amputation or dismemberment
- Fractures of multiple bones
- Injuries to the spinal cord (paralysis)
- Severe head trauma
- Eye injuries
- Injuries to one or both feet
- Injuries to the back or neck
- Injuries to the brain
- Damage to any of the internal organs
- Serious burns
- Neurological disorders that can lead to paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
The costs associated with catastrophic injuries.
As one might imagine, a catastrophic injury can put a serious financial burden on the victim’s family. These circumstances often lead to a lifetime of medical costs and rehabilitation expenses. Additionally, victims are often unable to return to work (or cannot work in the same capacity as before). If your injury was caused by another person’s (or entity’s) negligence, why should your family suffer the financial repercussions?
The purpose of filing a claim (or lawsuit) in cases involving catastrophic injuries is to help the victim and their family recover compensation for the “damages” caused. Damages can include lost wages and medical bills, but with catastrophic injuries, your damages will likely reach far into the future. Through an attorney, you can also seek compensation for things such as reduced earning capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, the cost of rehabilitative services and assistive devices, as well as other estimated future medical expenses.
To have the best chance at a successful claim, you need an attorney who understands how to determine the extent of your damages and present compelling evidence (with the help of expert witnesses) to the court. You only get one shot at a personal injury lawsuit, and our Dallas attorneys understand that you simply cannot leave anything to chance.
In order to speak with one of our experienced attorneys, email us using the contact form found on this page, or call our Dallas office by phone at (214) 651-6100.
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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.