If another party’s negligence caused you or a loved one’s catastrophic injuries in Wichita Falls, a lawyer from our firm may be able to help you get compensation. We can investigate the accident, identify both the cause of it and the liable party, assess your damages, and file your claim and/or lawsuit. During this difficult time, you might be wondering how expenses will get paid for and what your future looks like.
We will fight for you while you recuperate or take care of an injured loved one. At the end of the day, we pride ourselves on working to bring justice to people who deserve it most.
We Want to Help You Hold the Responsible Party Accountable for Their Wrongdoing
Catastrophic injuries are among the hardest to deal with. They can leave a victim and their loved ones permanently changed in more ways than one. For all the physical and mental setbacks that a catastrophic injury can cause, they can also become an incredible financial burden.
If your catastrophic injury was caused by another party’s wrongdoing—either through negligence, incompetence, or malice—you may be entitled to compensation for everything you have been subjected to.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Commonly known as TBIs, traumatic brain injuries come in different forms. The most common type of brain injury is a concussion, which results from an impact that shakes the brain hard enough to damage it. Brain injuries can have symptoms ranging from headaches to unexplained personality changes. Symptoms could take weeks or months to appear.
Severe burns are traumatic in a number of ways. They can lead to scarring and disfigurement in addition to life-long nerve pain. The severity of burns are measured in degrees. While a first-degree burn is minor, a fourth-degree burn is often life-threatening.
The loss of motor control or sensation in parts of the body is known as paralysis. This condition usually results from trauma to the head, neck, or spine. Paralysis in the limbs can also occur when nerves are pinched or damaged.
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Hiring One of Our Lawyers Can Benefit You in Many Ways
While victims are free to take legal action on their own to seek compensation, some victims choose to retain the services of our catastrophic injuries lawyer in these cases.
After all you have had to endure, our attorneys at Loncar Lyon Jenkins want you to focus on your recovery. Some of the ways our firm could help you recover the compensation you deserve include:
Investigating Your Accident
Getting to the bottom of how your injuries occurred is an important first step in the personal injury process. Before you can negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit, your lawyer must have a firm understanding of how your injury occurred. This investigation could involve reviewing police reports, speaking with witnesses, or reviewing medical records.
Negotiating a Settlement
Catastrophic injuries rarely result in jury trials. In most cases, they are resolved through a negotiated settlement long before a trial becomes necessary. Even though a settlement is not an uncommon outcome, there is no guarantee that you will receive a reasonable offer from the other side. Our firm can help you evaluate the offers you receive and push for a fair deal from the insurance company.
Filing a Lawsuit
When a settlement does not pan out right away, a lawsuit may become necessary. Filing a lawsuit is not a sign that the case will ultimately go to trial, however. In many cases, a resolution is reached during the course of a lawsuit. Our firm can handle every aspect of your case from start to finish.
Trying Your Case
Settlements can happen up until the trial commences. In the few cases where a trial becomes necessary, our firm will ensure you are fully prepared. While we develop a winning trial strategy, you can focus on your health and well-being.
Actionable Causes for Catastrophic Injuries Cases You Might Pursue
The legal definition of catastrophic injuries encompasses any injury that leaves a victim seriously or permanently injured. There are numerous causes that may result in a catastrophic injury case being taken to court. For example, a slip and fall injury can result in a catastrophic injury case just as easily as a high-speed car accident. It all depends on the circumstances.
No matter what caused the injury to occur, you may be eligible for compensation as long as the other party was found to be liable for your injuries in some way. In many cases, this liability is proven in the form of negligence.
This shows that the other party was not doing enough to keep you safe or otherwise endangered your life through their incompetence.
Negligence Comes in Many Forms
Negligence or incompetence can be exhibited in something as simple as not giving employees slip-proof shoes for the workplace or failing to get the brakes repaired on a garbage truck. Ultimately, even if your injuries were partially your fault, there may be the potential for damages to be paid out in a court of law.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries can include but are not limited to:
- Construction accidents or other accidents in the workplace
- Motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, scooters, and more
- Aircraft crashes
- Defective products
- Slip and fall cases
- Negligent security
- Medical malpractice
In some cases, it might be the property owner themselves who is held liable, as they might not have provided their duty of care, which involves giving you a reasonable expectation of safety. In other cases, an employer might be held accountable for failing to meet safety standards. In automobile accidents, the driver who was not following road rules may be held accountable.
Working with one of our catastrophic injuries lawyers can help you better understand the process of bringing a case against the parties responsible in Wichita Falls.
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You May Be Able to Recover the Costs of a Catastrophic Injury
Financial hardships may be recovered if you are awarded compensation in a catastrophic injury case. This is the goal for many clients since going to the emergency room or staying in a hospital for a few days is not cheap.
Financial Losses from Catastrophic Injuries Are Severe
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cost of non-fatal falls alone results in around $50 billion spent every year. When you couple that with the costs of other catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis and head injuries, the cost can be outrageous.
For the average family, whether they are dealing with one set of injuries or a combination of many after a serious accident, these medical bills can ruin them financially.
For many victims of catastrophic injuries, the cost may be much higher by the time they are finished with their recovery, if a full recovery is possible at all.
We Tirelessly Seek Compensation That Covers Your Losses
One of our catastrophic injuries lawyers can seek to recover compensation for any losses accrued throughout the victim’s treatment, including damages for mental and physical suffering.
We will wait until we know the full scope of the damages incurred and how they will affect you in the future to seek a financial award.
We do not want to make the mistake of pursuing a certain amount of compensation and then finding out later that you will need ongoing care that we did not account for. Once you accept a settlement or court award, there is no going back and requesting more money. We can avoid leaving money on the table that you deserve.
How Long do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
If you are considering a lawsuit related to a catastrophic injury, it is important to take into account the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the rule that determines how much time you have to file your lawsuit. Typically, the statute expires two years from the date of your injury. If you file your lawsuit after that deadline expires, the consequences are significant.
Filing a lawsuit after the expiration of the statute of limitations will typically result in a dismissal with prejudice. In other words, you will be forever barred from filing your case again. This is true even when the evidence of negligence is overwhelming.
Our Catastrophic Injuries Lawyers Put Their Clients’ Needs First
Here at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we have been working with Northern Texas catastrophic injuries victims to help them get compensated for their damages and losses. If a case cannot be settled and goes to court, we will use everything within our legal means to prove the extent of your pain and suffering.
This may include calling upon industry experts to carefully explain what you have been going through from a medical standpoint.
We welcome the challenges of these cases. We know you cannot assign a monetary value to a victim’s health, but a settlement can help give the victim a new lease on life after such a terrible injustice.
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today to Get to Work on Your Case
You do not have to go through this alone. To learn more about what our catastrophic injuries lawyer does and how they might fight to help protect your right to compensation, call us today to receive a free consultation.
There are no risks or obligations. Our personal injury firm also works under a contingency-fee agreement, so you pay nothing up front and out of pocket. Our fees come from the compensation we may win you, and if we do not win, we do not get paid.