Injuries happen all the time. Trips, falls, bumps, and bruises are just part of life. When these minor injuries occur we typically dust ourselves off, nurse our wounds, and get on with our lives. However, when an injury is catastrophic, life can change in an instant. Serious and life-threatening complications can result from any type of accident or injury including motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, falls from high places, and pharmaceutical or medical injuries. Catastrophic injuries can take a toll on the entire family, causing emotional suffering and serious financial consequences. The victim may incur costly medical expenses, and may lose his or her ability to earn an income. If injuries are due to the negligence of a third party, a personal injury lawsuit may help you get your life back. Contact a Houston Personal Injury Attorney Today.
What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
The most common catastrophic injuries are traumatic injuries to the brain or spinal cord, and severe burns. In addition to the pain suffered from these types of injuries, the ability to return to a normal life is difficult, if not impossible, for many victims. They may never be able to return to work, and even ‘simple’ tasks such as eating, dressing, and bathing may be difficult for the rest of a victim’s life. When injuries are this serious and debilitating, the entire family is usually impacted. While compensation for such life- altering injuries cannot heal physical pain, it may allow the victim and his or her family to protect their financial future and afford long-term medical care.
When someone suffers catastrophic injuries, he or she may be unable or unwilling to contact an attorney. If your loved one has been seriously injured in any type of accident, and is too overwhelmed to seek legal counsel, ask if you can help. If the injuries were the result of third party negligence, your loved one may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and multiple other associated costs. This is even true if the victim was partially at fault for his or her own injuries. If another party contributed to the accident, compensation may still be available.
Was Negligence a Factor?
If the third party failed to do what a reasonable person would have done under the same or similar circumstances, he or she may be found negligent. For example, if a business owner neglects to clean up a spill and someone slips and falls, the business owner will likely be deemed negligent. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine whether negligence played a role in your injuries.
The Kirk Law Firm – Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Houston and the Surrounding Area
Attorney Dana G. Kirk has been protecting the rights of accident and injury victims for nearly 37 years. The skilled legal team at Kirk Law Firm understands the sensitive nature of cases involving catastrophic injuries. We are as compassionate as we are aggressive. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can get on with your life. Contact the Kirk Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.
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