Brasure Law Firm, PLLC

Edinburg Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Winning Maximum Compensation For Clients

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, life as you know it has probably changed forever. You may suddenly be faced with figuring out how you will live and support your family. You may also be worried about how you will afford the extensive medical care you will need to help you recover or require for the rest of your life.

The Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, is dedicated to helping catastrophic injury victims obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. Due to our extensive work with catastrophic injury cases, our legal team knows what it takes to win and ensure our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

What Qualifies As a Catastrophic Injury?

While no definitive terms specifically state a catastrophic injury, they are generally considered any injury resulting in long-term, debilitating symptoms accompanied by a lengthy recovery period.

That being said, some of the most commonly thought of catastrophic injuries typically include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Amputations
  • Organ damage
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Severe burns

Neck and spinal cord injuries are the most common of the catastrophic injuries. Spinal cord injuries can result in the victim becoming a paraplegic or quadriplegic with partial or total loss of limbs and torso.

Additionally, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in the injured victim suffering blood clots, stroke, coma, and seizures.

However, these injuries typically mean the victim will require specialized nursing care. Specialized medical care is costly and can quickly create a financial crisis for families tasked with caring for their loved ones.

How Do Most Catastrophic Injuries Occur?

A catastrophic injury can result from any kind of accident, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to natural disasters or medical malpractice. Some catastrophic injuries can also be criminal and result from assault and battery or other violent actions.

Motor vehicle accidents, especially collisions that involve individuals riding motorcycles or large commercial vehicles, can result in severe injuries. Often motorcycle riders are thrown from their bike and suffer TBIs even if wearing a helmet, and individuals riding in smaller passenger vehicles do not have adequate protection against an 18-wheeler.

Some other common causes of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Wrongful death
  • Workplace injuries
  • Construction injuries
  • Defective products
  • Negligence

Other catastrophic injuries may result from diving or sporting accidents. Nevertheless, no one ever expects they will suffer a catastrophic injury that will forever change how they live their life. Therefore, if you have experienced a catastrophic injury caused by someone else’s negligence, the liable party must be held accountable for their actions.

The Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, is passionately committed to helping catastrophic injury victims recover compensation for their harm and help them have future peace of mind.

How Can I Recover Compensation That Will Pay For My Medical Care?

Suppose you have suffered a catastrophic injury that was the result of another person’s carelessness or negligence. In that case, Texas law allows you to file a claim to try and recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic and non-economic damages, also called compensatory damages, are awarded to accident victims to reimburse the injured parties for out-of-pocket expenses and intangible losses.

Economic damages are awarded to pay any past or future expenses the injury victim may incur. Some of the most common economic damages typically include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage

Additionally, economic damages can be structured to cover costs related to physical therapy and rehabilitation services. If your injury requires you to use a wheelchair or other medical device, your vehicle or home may need to be modified to accommodate your needs.

Non-economic damages are granted to try and make the victim “whole” again and are awarded based on the circumstances of the case. Because every personal injury case is different, settlement amounts will also vary.

Non-economic damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring

In some cases, the victim may also be eligible to collect punitive damages from the liable party. Texas law stipulates that injury victims may be able to sue for punitive damages if specific legal criteria are met. If it can be proven the responsible party is guilty of fraud, malice, or gross negligence in connection with the accident, they may be forced to pay punitive damages. Often punitive damages are awarded in drunk driving and medical malpractice lawsuits.

Why is it Important to Hire an Attorney After Suffering a Catastrophic Injury?

Often when individuals are injured, they may hesitate at the thought of hiring an attorney. However, even for simple injury cases, Texas laws can be complex and challenging to try and navigate without legal training.

A catastrophic injury lawyer has the training you need to move through the various legal procedures involved in filing a claim. In addition to their legal experience, an attorney can acquire all necessary records such as incident and medical reports to build and strengthen your case.

Sadly, in many catastrophic injury cases, the other side will try to blame the victim to try and lessen their liability and pay less compensation to the victim. For this reason, it is imperative that you have an attorney on your side who is fearless when it comes to standing up for your rights.

Furthermore, one of the most significant advantages of hiring a catastrophic injury lawyer is they can assess how much your claim is worth and the settlement that would be appropriate for your needs. Your attorney will also act as your legal advocate with the insurance provider so that you can concentrate on your health and recovery.

If you have suffered permanent injuries due to another person’s negligence, you must hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with catastrophic injuries. Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, is dedicated to assisting catastrophic injury victims obtain maximum compensation for their injuries and holding the responsible party accountable for their negligent actions.

Contact our law offices at 956-903-2873 to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we do not get paid unless you win!