Houston Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Catastrophic injuries can leave loved ones permanently disabled. Don't leave your claim up to chance. Contact our expert Houston catastrophic injury attorneys to help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve. If we don't win, you don't pay. That's our No Fee Guarantee.
Any act of carelessness can result in a catastrophic injury that changes a person's life forever. When this happens, a personal injury attorney can help you file a suit to receive compensation from the individual(s) responsible. Catastrophic injuries can occur from a variety of circumstances: anything from auto accidents to slips and falls and medical malpractice. Any of these incidents can easily cause a catastrophic injury, and each situation can hold compensation for the victims.
Common types of catastrophic injuries can include:
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is typically defined as any injury that results in any serious, long-term or permanent disabilities or impairment. These types of injuries most often require substantial and expensive medical treatment over many years which results in high medical costs and financial strain on victims and their families.
The victims of catastrophic injuries are entitled to compensation for their injuries and damages, including the medical bills, wages from lost time at work, and the negative effect the catastrophic injury has had on a victim's quality of life.
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How Texas Catastrophic Injury Cases Are Different
Because of the high severity of injury compared to typical personal injury cases, catastrophic accident cases require special attention from attorneys who are experienced in this area in order for the victims to truly receive what they are owed for their losses.
Catastrophic injuries are issues that last throughout a person's lifetime, which can make determining how much damage has been and will be done a difficult task.
These damages often include medical bills over the victim's lifetime and compensation for any current or foreseeable loss in the victim's quality of life for years to come.
Adding up the numbers for such extensive damages takes time and experience on behalf of the catastrophic injury attorney. Evidence needs to be gathered and expert witnesses need to be deposed. For this reason, the cost of prosecuting a catastrophic injury case can be higher than other personal injury cases.
What's more, there may be more than one negligent party involved in the claim, and each avenue needs to be explored by the catastrophic injury attorney in order to claim the most for their clients.
In addition, many states, including Texas, have adopted "damage caps" for personal injury cases. What this means is that an injured party can only sue for up to a certain amount depending on the specific types of damages they have experienced. If the victim is claiming punitive damages (fines designed to punish the negligent party), the state of Texas requires those punitive damages to not exceed more than two times the amount of economic damages awarded combined with a limit of $750,000 for non-economic damages awarded. This cap can easily impact a catastrophic injury case.
Other laws may also limit your case's goal of complete compensation. For example, Texas law states that if your catastrophic injury case is due to medical malpractice, the total amount of non-economic damages you can receive cannot extend over $250,000 for each healthcare facility involved in the case.
Hiring an Expert Personal Injury Attorney to Pursue All Recovery Options
Catastrophic injury cases can and will become complicated, which is why it is strongly advised that victims and their families contact a personal injury lawyer who is well experienced with such cases.
Personal Injury Attorneys Neal Davis and Jed Silverman are experienced in catastrophic injury cases, having nearly 40 years of combined experience in trying hundreds of cases to juries. We take pride in helping injured individuals throughout Houston and the surrounding areas.
We have earned a reputation for fighting for clients and getting results, obtaining the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Our attorneys understand the ins and outs of catastrophic injury cases and will explore all avenues leading to compensation for our clients. These avenues include any healthcare facility, business, or other individual tied to negligence in the case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and we'll guide you through the process.