Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Longview
At Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, we work with all types of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of reckless or negligent behavior. One of the areas of Texas personal injury law we are most familiar with is catastrophic injury cases. It is crucial for victims of life-altering injuries to seek full and fair compensation for all related losses. Catastrophic injuries may require many years of medical care and greatly impact your ability to earn a living in the future.
Please reach out to us today at (903) 212-2822 to learn about our Gregg County personal injury lawyer's experience and your options.
Catastrophic injuries are those which alter the victim's lifestyle and require long-term or permanent care or rehabilitation. For example, losing a limb or completely losing your ability to see as a result of an accident would be considered a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries are often sustained to specific parts of the body, such as the brain, the spinal cord, or a limb. They are typically defined according to an anticipated outcome - catastrophic injury causes permanent disability that can severely affect the way a person works or lives.
Several different types of severe injuries may be considered catastrophic. Examples of catastrophic injuries frequently caused by negligence include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A catastrophic brain injury can affect a person’s life on several different levels – physical, social, psychological, and spiritual. It can affect your ability to think, work, communicate, and interact with other people. For many individuals, problems associated with TBI may resolve over time, but for others, it can have long-lasting, life-altering consequences.
- Spinal cord injury (SCI): Severe damage to the spinal cord can result in permanent paralysis. A victim may suffer complete or partial loss of sensation and motor control below the level of the injury. Depending on what part of the spinal cord is injured, SCI can lead to paraplegia or tetraplegia.
- Amputation: Loss of a limb in a catastrophic injury can greatly impact a victim’s future. It can mean extensive medical bills for surgery and long-term recovery and care. Amputation can lead to complications and may require additional surgeries and continuous pain management.
- Severe burns: Burn injuries are considered catastrophic when they are severe enough to irreparably damage the skin and leave areas of the body scarred and disfigured. Third-degree burns may require skin grafts and repeated surgeries. They are severe injuries that can cause lifelong discomfort and impact a person’s social life.
A few of the most common causes of these catastrophic injuries include:
- Truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Car accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
Full and fair compensation can help make your life easier after catastrophic injuries. The severe nature of these injuries is likely to mean higher damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering. These higher damages will take more work to win, as insurance companies will fight against larger amounts for ongoing medical care and suffering.
Our lawyers have years of experience working with victims of catastrophic injuries. We have worked with individuals suffering from brain injuries and closed head injuries, causing physical, emotional, and mental changes and disability. Our Longview legal team has also represented individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and back injuries.
It can be difficult to determine exactly what level of compensation is appropriate for an injury that is life-altering and requires constant care. Part of our job when we take on your case is to use our experience and knowledge to illustrate the level of care you will require and to document the extent of the injury or disability. This involves careful estimations of your current and future needs, including whether you will be able to work in the future.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury through another's negligent behavior, we are here for you. Please reach out to us today at (903) 212-2822 to learn about our Texas personal injury lawyers’ experience and your options. To set up a free case consultation with a Longview catastrophic injury lawyer from Sorey, Gilliland & Hull, LLP, contact us right away. We handle cases for clients across the United States.
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