Marshall Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Counsel for Life-Changing Injury Claims
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we focus on catastrophic injury claims filed by people who have suffered life-changing injuries due to someone else’s negligence. We know that you need help now more than ever. That is why we are fully dedicated to making your case as simple and painless for you as possible. From start to finish, you can depend on our team of Marshall catastrophic injury attorneys to manage and elevate your case. All the while, we just want you to rest and do your best to recover from your injuries.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is often defined as an injury that threatens the victim’s life or changes their life forever due to a permanent disability. In some legal contexts, a catastrophic injury can also be defined as an injury that permanently limits the victim’s ability to hold gainful employment. The definitions of a catastrophic injury are important for your claim. If your injury is serious but not necessarily catastrophic, then the defense will jump on the chance to argue that your injury is exaggerated, or your damages are unjustified.
Our team of attorneys can work with medical and financial experts when building your case. In doing so, we can get a full understanding of how your health, finances, and well-being have changed because of your injury. This step will make it more difficult for the defense to argue that your injury is not catastrophic.
Common Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can take many forms. You do not need to sort among many law firms to find one that can help you based on your type of injury, though. Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has an experienced team of catastrophic injury lawyers who can work on injury cases of all types.
A few of the most common types of catastrophic injuries included in claims are:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A blow to the head can change a life in an instant. TBI survivors often struggle with various mental and physical disabilities, which can take away the independence they once enjoyed.
- Spinal cord injury: Damage to the spinal cord can sever it and cause immediate, permanent paralysis. The higher the damage to the spinal cord is along the spine, the more body parts can become paralyzed.
- Amputation: Losing an arm, leg, foot, or hand is a life-changing injury, even if you can get a good prosthetic device later. It might even be possible to argue that the amputation of a finger is catastrophic if your career depended on the dexterous use of your hands.
- Burn injury: Third-degree burn injuries are often considered catastrophic, especially if they afflicted a highly visible body part. For example, permanent facial scarring caused by a burn can alone justify a catastrophic injury claim.
- Severe bone fracture: A broken bone is not always catastrophic. But when a bone breaks badly or does not heal correctly, it can result in permanent debilitations like a limp or weakness in the affected limb.
- Sensory loss: Blindness or deafness caused by an accident can constitute a catastrophic injury because the loss of such important senses is inarguably life-changing.
High Values of Catastrophic Injury Claims
Catastrophic injury claims tend to have values that far exceed a typical personal injury claim. Insurance companies know as much, which is why they put up intense fights when a claimant says they have been catastrophically or permanently injured. Work with our team, and we can fight to make sure that you get paid for every penny of compensation you are owed, even if the value of your claim exceeds six or seven figures.
The past and future damages that can add to the value of your catastrophic injury claim include:
- Medical costs: Catastrophic injuries are usually treated by using intense, emergency medical care, which also means the cost of such care can be expensive.
- Specialized treatments: You might require lifelong rehabilitative care or special treatments for your injury. If you do, then the cost of that extra care should not come out of your own finances.
- Lost wages: The income you cannot earn for the rest of your life due to a permanent disability can be factored into the value of your claim.
- Permanent disability hardships: Any hardships and associated costs of a permanent disability can be included in damages, such as the cost of installing a motorized stair lift in your home.
- Lessened enjoyment of life: If you have lost your independence or otherwise feel like your life is less enjoyable due to a permanent injury, then those feelings of loss can be calculated as non-economic damage.
Take Your Catastrophic Injury Case to a Winning Team
If you have any questions about how to start and pursue a catastrophic injury claim in Marshall, Texas, then you should reach out to our firm right away. We take calls around-the-clock because we know that there is never a “convenient” time for a serious accident. The sooner we can get to work on your case, the sooner you will feel relieved knowing that a reliable legal team is on your side.
Great legal counsel is just a phone call away. Dial (888) 492-5532.