A catastrophic injury is something you can never really plan for–nor ever expect to have in your lifetime. Though some catastrophic injuries are the result of a freak accident or illness, there are times when gross negligence is behind the life-altering experience.
If you or a loved one suspect that someone else’s negligence was behind your catastrophic injury, Loncar Lyon Jenkins lawyers serving the Corpus Christi area can help.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Perhaps this is the first time someone is referring to your injury as “catastrophic” – what does that mean? A catastrophic injury is a physical affliction that prevents an individual from pursuing “gainful work.” The injury is sudden, yet affects that person their entire life, leaving them with a permanent disability.
Common catastrophic injuries usually affect the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). But they can extend to other parts of the body.
- Brain injury
- Spine/spinal cord injury
- Neck injury
- Eye injury
- Foot injury
- Multiple bone fracture
- Organ damage/failure
- Severe burns
- Paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
Outside of the apparent toll these injuries take on the body, they are also incredibly costly, as they require extensive rehabilitation and other related medical bills associated with healing and caregiving.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most common catastrophic injuries we see. Diagnosing a TBI isn’t always easy as sometimes there is no evidence of a violent injury (no skull fracture or broken skin). But a skilled medical professional can identify symptoms through diagnostic imaging and symptoms you may be having.
Once the doctor has given his professional opinion and diagnosis, you can employ the services of Loncar Lyon Jenkins to help you file a claim. Our brain injury lawyers are fluent in Texas law and can help you receive your deserved compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a Catastrophic Injuries lawyer serving Corpus Christi, call 877-239-4878
What Is a Negligent Party?
In personal injury law, a negligent party is someone or some entity who failed to act with the same level of care towards a situation that you would expect an average person to undertake. This level of care is not extraordinary but instead expected as is practical. Here are some examples:
- If you live in an area where it snows and ices during the winter, you’d expect a landlord to provide the proper snow clearing tools or services and take care of icy patches.
- If your employer spills something on the floor, they are expected to place a caution sign and clean up the spill.
- A company that works with hazardous materials must provide employees with protective gear to reduce their exposure to occupational hazards.
Failure to take the most minor precautions can result in tragic slips, falls, and other accidents. These people are negligent in their duty of care, and now you’re the one living with the consequences of that negligence. We can’t and won’t let them off the hook; we will fight to get the compensation you deserve.
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Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim
Catastrophic injury law falls under the personal injury claim category. When looking at these types of claims, a lawyer identifies the negligent party (the one responsible for your injury) and starts building your case.
During the claims process, your lawyer will:
- Examine the official police or incident report
- Help coordinate proper medical examinations and review medical reports
- Investigate privately, as needed
- Interview witnesses
- File the appropriate paperwork
- Assess the value of your claim
Assessing the value of your claim is not for the lawyer’s benefit but rather for yours. Because of the high financial implications of a catastrophic injury, we want to ensure that you’re receiving the settlement you need to help offset the majority of your lifelong medical expenses.
If the Insurance Company Denies Your Claim
It’s shocking to think that a responsible party’s insurance company has no intention of negotiating or settling with someone, even when the claim against them points to an obviously guilty party. However, it can happen. Insurance companies employ their own skilled defense lawyers and are ready to defend as hard as we’ll prosecute.
But don’t be discouraged. We are ready to go to court with your case and keep this possibility in mind whenever we begin the claims process.
Contact our Corpus Christi Catastrophic Injury Attorneys today
If you are here looking for justice on behalf of a friend or loved one who passed due to a catastrophic injury, we are here to support you. Your case may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins wrongful death lawyers are ready and willing to represent families as they pursue compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income
- Other related costs and losses
Don’t go it alone–we can help you through this difficult time.
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No Upfront or Out-of-Pocket Fees for Legal Services
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our attorneys work based on contingency fees. We take no upfront fees or charge out-of-pocket expenses for our services while we are negotiating your claim. Only when we win your case will we take a reasonable portion of the settlement to cover our expenses.
We Offer Free Consultations
Most people are hesitant to reach out to a lawyer because they aren’t sure they have a case. If you believe a negligent party is the reason for your injury—even if that party is the company you work for or the owns the equipment you use—it’s always worth bringing your story to the attention of a lawyer.
Never assume; let a professional give their opinion.
We encourage you to call us as soon as possible to discuss your case. Our attorneys at Loncar Lyon Jenkins are ready to help you navigate the claims process and get you the compensation you deserve for your catastrophic injury. Call our firm for your free case evaluation today.