If you or a loved one sustained a severe injury that has changed the way you live your life and your ability to work due to the negligence of another party, you could be entitled to compensation.
Our team of catastrophic injury lawyers based in Frisco can help you and your family to recover compensatory damages that help with rehabilitation, ongoing care, medical treatment, and loss of earnings.
What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
The legal definition of a catastrophic injury pertains to the “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” Injuries of this nature can be devastating, resulting in permanent disability, long-term health conditions, or a reduced life expectancy.
Serious injury claims tend to involve brain or spinal injuries, amputation, or permanent scarring. However, the term covers a wide range of injuries, including:
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Severe burns
- Multiple fractures
- Complex injuries
- Organ damage
- Crushed bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Psychological symptoms
Every client is unique, so the list is not exhaustive. There are many other types of catastrophic injuries, and you can discuss your situation with our team in a free case review.
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How We Can Help
When we take on your case, we handle it from beginning to end. We assist our client by:
- Providing a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident
- Gathering and analyzing evidence to support your case
- Working with medical and financial professionals who can provide expert testimony.
- Identifying liable parties
- Proving another party’s negligence caused your injuries
- Estimating the value of your claim, including projections of future expenses
- Managing communications with insurance companies or their legal representatives.
- Handling settlement negotiations on your behalf
- Reviewing settlement offers
- Representing you in court if we cannot agree to a fair settlement offer
How Long do I Have to Make a Claim?
It is important to begin a compensation claim as soon as possible. This gives your lawyer enough time to gather the evidence required to build a solid case. It also means you are filing within the strict two-year deadline defined within Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. The same time limit also applies to a wrongful death lawsuit.
We Handle Different Types of Personal injury Cases
Let’s look at some causes of catastrophic injuries and how negligence can play a role in different types of accidents.
Truck, Car, and Motorcycle Accidents
When a driver is negligent, it can be devastating to other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Data from the Insurance Information Institute (III) lists speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to yield, and distracted driving (from using a smartphone, for example) as the most common causes of serious traffic accidents.
Accidents in the workplace can happen due to negligence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 2.5 million workers sustained injuries that required treatment in emergency departments in 2018 alone.
Improper risk assessments in the workplace can lead to unnecessary and preventable accidents, such as slip and fall accidents, exposure to dangerous chemicals, and unsafe working conditions.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor or other health care professional fails to provide the legally required standard of care. Examples can include medical misdiagnosis, surgical negligence, prescription and medication errors, negligent medical advice, and pregnancy or birth-related injuries.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, you can be assured our Frisco catastrophic injury lawyers will fight for every cent of compensation you are entitled to receive.
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How Much is My Claim Worth?
For many reasons, it is challenging to forecast the exact dollar amount of compensation you could receive without a careful examination of your case. All of the clients we assist are unique, so their potential settlements vary.
Some forms of compensation you may qualify for include:
- Missed wages
- Medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Loss of quality of life
- Any adaptations to your home as part of your ongoing care needs
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Reduced earning capacity
- Permanent disability
We take the time to truly understand the full impact of an accident for a victim and their family. If the accident caused the tragic loss of a loved one, our lawyers can help surviving beneficiaries seek compensation and justice via a wrongful death lawsuit.
Accounting for Your Future Losses
These injuries can result in permanent harm, requiring extensive medical treatment, lifelong rehabilitation, and specialist personal care. Victims may struggle to earn a living or return to work at all.
Your long-term wellbeing must be factored into financial settlements to ensure your future needs are fully considered. We work alongside a well-regarded network of medical and financial specialists to gather evidence of how your injuries will affect your future.
For us to prove your future losses, you will need to seek medical care and follow through with the treatment plan your doctor prescribes. This will prevent an insurer from claiming you worsened your injuries.
We Make Legal Representation Affordable
You should not have to worry about incurring further losses to obtain legal representation. We want you to focus on your recovery, which is why our legal services are provided on a contingency-fee basis. This means you do not owe us any payment unless we win your case.
Additionally, we can offer you a free initial consultation during which you can discuss your accident and learn about your legal options. We can begin working on your case right away.
Work with One of Our Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Today
If you suffered a life-changing injury caused by the negligent actions of another party, the injury lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins go the extra mile to help you recover compensation. We work to ensure your immediate and long-term needs are considered in a settlement.
We have helped injured people, including those with catastrophic injuries, since 1988. We understand the challenges you face at this difficult time and will fight for justice and fair compensation for your losses. To find out more, call (877) 239-4878 for a free consultation.