Did you or a family member suffer a catastrophic injury in Dallas, TX? You may be entitled to significant compensation if someone else was responsible for your injuries. An experienced Dallas catastrophic injury lawyer at Anderson Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call us at (214) 327-8000 to get legal assistance.
Our legal team is led by an attorney with over 30 years of experience fighting for clients like you. We’ve used our experience and resources to help personal injury victims recover more than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts over the years.
You don’t have to handle this life-altering event on your own. If you were injured in an accident, contact our law offices in Dallas, Texas to schedule a free consultation today.
Why Should I Trust Anderson Injury Lawyers To Handle My Catastrophic Injury Claim in Dallas?
Any type of accident can lead to catastrophic injuries. Regardless of how you were hurt, you’ll likely have extensive medical bills and lose your ability to work. A Dallas personal injury lawyer can help you through this difficult time.
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, our founding attorney is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We have also been rated by Super Lawyers and earned a perfect-10 Avvo rating for the quality legal representation our firm offers.
When you choose our team, you’ll get a lawyer who will:
- Investigate to determine the cause of your injury
- Gather evidence to prove who is responsible for paying your damages
- Help you get the medical care and treatment you require
- Assess the value of your personal injury claim with the help of top-rated experts
- Negotiate with the insurance companies to recover a full settlement
- Represent you in court if the insurance offer is not fair
Our Dallas personal injury attorneys will take your injury case seriously. We’ll do whatever it takes to help you recover fair compensation. Just give us a call today to learn more.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
There isn’t an exact definition of the term “catastrophic injury.” In legal terms, most catastrophic injuries prevent the victim from ever working and earning a living again.
Victims of catastrophic injuries are also likely to face extremely high medical bills. Some require fundamental life changes or a lifetime of around-the-clock care. Even if you survive the injuries, you may find that your life has been changed in dramatic ways.
All victims of catastrophic injuries have one thing in common: they’ll need money to obtain medical treatment and pay the bills while they recover to the extent possible.
Types of Catastrophic Injury
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of severe and catastrophic injury cases in Dallas, including those involving:
- Severe traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage that results in paralysis, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Severe burns
- Amputations and loss of limbs
- Complete hearing loss
- Multiple severe broken bones
- Internal organ damage
While there is no exact definition of what constitutes a catastrophic injury, as a victim, you’ll know that the injury has been life-changing. The experience of your attorney can make a world of difference when it comes to recovering fair compensation from the responsible parties.
How Common Are Catastrophic Injuries?
Catastrophic injuries are relatively common. Across the U.S., the CDC estimates that:
- 223,135 people were hospitalized with severe brain damage in 2019.
- About 185,000 amputations occur in the United States every year.
- Approximately 17,800 serious spinal cord injuries are reported each year.
What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries?
Catastrophic injuries can change every aspect of the victim’s life.
Depending on the nature of the injuries, the victims can often experience:
- Loss of mobility and other physical disabilities
- A need for wheelchairs, prosthetics, and other medical devices
- Permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Cognitive disabilities
- Personality changes
- Memory loss
- Severe depression
- Blood clots
- Chronic pain, which can lead to lifelong dependency on pain medications
- A need for around-the-clock care or long-term care in a facility
Most victims of catastrophic injuries will never return to the same quality of life that they enjoyed prior to the injury. Their families also suffer the effects of these injuries. The stress of a catastrophic injury can cause additional disruption and life changes.
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, our experienced personal injury lawyers in Dallas will consider all aspects of your life when we’re calculating your damages award. You can count on us to seek full compensation for all of the harm your family has suffered due to the injury.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
There are countless ways that a victim might suffer a catastrophic injury.
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we represent clients who have suffered severe injuries in cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Sexual assault
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Uber or Lyft accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Birth injuries
- Premises liability
You deserve to understand your legal options after an injury. If you were hurt due to someone else’s mistake, contact our law firm today. We offer free case reviews to all potential clients, so there’s no reason to wait.
What is My Dallas Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?
It can be difficult to know what to expect after suffering a permanent injury. However, as the victim, it’s up to you to prove your case to the insurance company. That includes providing information about the value of your past and future losses. You might wonder how you can possibly be expected to know what the future holds.
The short answer is that you probably don’t. However, with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can get a fair sense of how much money you deserve. That’s because experienced lawyers have seen similar cases before and can use the information from those cases to convince the insurance company to offer a fair settlement deal.
The value of any given personal injury case will depend on:
- The types of injuries involved
- The cost of your medical treatment, rehab, and other financial expenses
- The types of ongoing care, treatment, and assistance you will require
- Your earnings prior to the disability
- How the injury will impact your future earnings
- Your age and life expectancy at the time of the accident and injury
- The types of lifestyle changes you have experienced due to the injury
- How the injury has affected your quality of life and your family
- How the injury occurred and the identity of the responsible party
Do not expect the insurance company to automatically hand over a fair settlement check. They’ll probably try to blame you, downplay your losses, and use other tactics to scare you into accepting less than you deserve.
Instead of backing down, contact our trial lawyers to learn more about how we can use our experience to your advantage.
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Catastrophic Injuries in Dallas, Texas?
In Texas, victims of catastrophic injuries are entitled to recover compensation for all of their past, current, and future expenses. These costs are called “economic damages.”
Examples of your economic damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost job benefits
- Future medical expenses
- Lost future earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Nursing care and caregiving expenses
- Household services
- Long-term care
- Medications and medical devices
You’re also entitled to seek compensation for your non-financial, personal losses.
These non-economic damages often include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Reduced life expectancy
- Loss of independence
- Damage to relationships
- Loss of consortium and other damages for wrongful death
Our Dallas catastrophic injury attorneys will work hard to identify all of the damages you have suffered. We can also retain experts who can offer insight into the value of your non-financial losses and your potential future financial costs.
Can Texas Comparative Fault Laws Impact My Right to Compensation?
Absolutely. Texas has modified comparative negligence laws. If you share any fault for the accident and injuries, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault allocated to you.
However, once your share of fault reaches 51%, you will be barred from recovering any compensation at all.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Catastrophic Injury in Texas?
Under Texas law, most injured parties have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. This two-year statute of limitations applies regardless of the severity of your injuries.
That makes it especially important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you can. Our lawyers can take steps to preserve your right to compensation before the deadline passes.
Contact a Dallas Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation Today
Your injuries may forever change your life as you once knew it. If someone else caused the injury, they should be held financially accountable. That’s where our team at Anderson Injury Lawyers can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Dallas catastrophic injury lawyer.