When you or a family member suffers catastrophic injuries, they can permanently alter your life, your physical appearance, and your ability to engage in social activities. It can also affect your ability to return to a job or career you find rewarding and that allows you to earn a living to support yourself and your family.
You deserve compensation for the life-changing damage of a catastrophic injury and the medical bills that accompany it. The guidance and support of a lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins serving Houston can make the process of preparing and filing an insurance claim or lawsuit easier to understand and navigate.
Working on a No-Win, No-Fee Basis
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we are aware of the financial toll a catastrophic injury can take on you and your family. With that, we can take your case on contingency, which means there are no fees:
- Out of pocket
If we secure a financial award for you, we will deduct our fee from it. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. That way, you take no risk when you partner with us.
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Suffering a Catastrophic Injury Might Entitle You to Damages
How much you can receive after suffering a catastrophic injury in Houston depends on the circumstances of your case. Your lawyer can look at:
- The type of accident that happened
- The injuries you suffered
- Who was responsible
- Your quality of life
- Your financial standing
Then, we can request compensation for your damages, which might be:
These losses are financial. We can prove them via bills, receipts, and invoices. They may include:
- Medical bills: For the surgery, emergency transportation, hospital stay, pain medication, medical devices, and upcoming appointments you need
- Lost wages: For the hourly pay, vacation days, bonuses, and/or tips you couldn’t get since you were out of work
- Lost future earning potential: For your decrease in pay if you had to change jobs or can’t work at all anymore
- Property damage: For the repair or replacement of your vehicle
If you lost your loved one to a catastrophic injury, you might have the option to request damages for their burial and funeral, final medical expenses, and your loss of financial support.
Non-economic damages are intangible and subject to how your injuries have affected your life. They could be:
- Pain and suffering: For the pain and agony you have to deal with
- Mental anguish: For the toll the injuries and accident has taken on your mental health
- Scarring and disfigurement: For the change in your appearance or restricted mobility
- Loss of consortium: For the change of a relationship or absence of relationship with your spouse
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Our Lawyers Can Help You Navigate the Legal World
Suffering a catastrophic injury can upend your life. Let our lawyers handle your case while you focus on healing.
Gather Documents That Complete Your Case File
When you are ready to seek compensation for a catastrophic injury for yourself or a family member, we are ready to assist you. Of course, we help you communicate with the at-fault party’s insurance company and complete insurance forms. We also take these steps on your behalf:
- Compile medical and employment records to help value your claim
- Review police and incident reports to identify the cause of your injuries
- Read and analyze insurance policies for optimal recovery capability
- Assign a monetary value to economic and non-economic portions of your claim
We also continually update you on the progress of your claim from start to finish. We are committed to the success of your claim and to achieving the best possible financial outcome for you and your family.
Assign a Value to Your Claim Before Settlement Negotiations Start
In the aftermath of a catastrophic injury or the loss of a family member due to a catastrophic injury, it can be tempting to accept a speedy settlement. Avoid accepting a settlement offer before consulting a lawyer on our team. The decision of whether to accept or decline a settlement offer is always yours to make. However, one of our lawyers can help you understand the value and feasibility of any settlement offer you receive.
Accepting a settlement offer usually brings your case for compensation to a permanent close. So, review your total injury-related expenses with your lawyer. We will help ensure every aspect of your claim is included in the settlement amount we propose to the at-fault party’s insurance company. Our goal is to make sure you do not pay any expenses out of your own pocket for an accident that was not primarily your fault.
Fight for Financial Compensation as Soon as Possible
Do not allow time to rob you of the opportunity to collect compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Failing to file your lawsuit on time could mean you inadvertently give up your ability to file a lawsuit at all. When that happens, the at-fault parties can no longer be held accountable for the various expenses and losses created by your injuries.
A Houston catastrophic injuries lawyer can make sure the timeline of your case is compliant with Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. Called the statute of limitations, it generally gives you two years to file your lawsuit. The clock starts running the day you are injured. The time frame mandates that you must negotiate a settlement or file a claim within the allotted time.
A lawyer on our team will help ensure your case is complete and filed promptly.
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Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can change your life and force you to learn new ways to manage daily activities. They can limit your social interactions, leisure activities, and cognitive abilities.
Common catastrophic injuries can include:
- Full or partial loss of hearing
- Full or partial loss of vision
- Single or multiple limbamputation
- Complete or incomplete paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Second and third-degree burns
When you or someone you love is a victim of a car accident, or trip, slip, and fall accident, a resulting catastrophic injury can change your life forever. Recovering from a catastrophic injury might never give you the full physical functionality you once enjoyed.
Having a family member who is the victim of a catastrophic injury could mean you care for them for the remainder of their lives—or that they succumb to their injuries. When either of these outcomes is the result of an accident or fall, our team can help you and your family fight for the financial recovery you deserve.
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Let Loncar Lyon Jenkins Help You Secure a Financial Recovery
It can be difficult to know what you should do in the aftermath of an accident or incident that causes catastrophic injuries.
When you need guidance and direction on the step-by-step process of filing a catastrophic injuries case in Houston, a lawyer with our firm can direct and support you on your compensation journey. Call in the Strong Arm at Loncar Lyon Jenkins for a free consultation at (877) 239-4878.