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Any injury that is so severe that it reduces an individual’s mobility or cognitive abilities is legally considered to be a catastrophic injury. This includes a wide variety of life-changing impairments that affect your ability to be self-reliant; from third-degree burns, to traumatic brain injuries. We understand just how difficult it can be to live with these types of afflictions.
A catastrophic injury could not only change your life drastically, but also cost you an unimaginable amount of money in medical expenses, loss of earnings, and more. In many cases, those suffering will not be able to keep up with the fees that come with their new debilitating circumstances. This is why we’re here to help you to get the compensation you deserve, and hopefully give you the chance to improve your life.
What Can Cause a Catastrophic Injury?
These devastating traumas can be caused by several things, such as:
- Acts of violence
- Animal attacks
- Defective products
- Medical mistakes
- Slips and falls
- Recreational accidents
- Vehicle collisions
- Workplace injuries
If you trace back the incident, you may find that it’s caused by a third party ignoring general safety rules.
The Consequences of a Catastrophic Injury
Often, these types of afflictions can cause issues that are short-term, long-term, and even permanent. Some symptoms of traumatic injuries may not even present themselves until months after the accident occurred. Most can cause physical and psychological pain, as well as be emotionally damaging. In addition, the victim’s loved ones are likely to suffer, too. Alongside this, the care that can come with treating a victim can often take a massive toll on everyone involved.
There are plenty of things that can help an individual to recover; from medical care, to rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the costs that can come with these aren’t usually small and easy to cover, which is only made worse by the fact that many victims aren’t able to work and earn money due to their injuries.
How to Get Compensation
If you feel that you’ve suffered from a catastrophic injury that wasn’t your fault, it’s often a wise idea to get in touch with a professional attorney. Whether it’s reckless behavior or there was intention to harm, you have the right to ask a specialist to help you to get compensation for both economic and non-economic injuries.
In any instance where you’re hoping to file a lawsuit, having an experienced lawyer on your side can be crucial. Most of these types of cases can provide victims with a higher amount of compensation than other types of claims.
The only downside is that you’ll need to have evidence that the defendant is liable for the injuries you have suffered. Alongside this, you will need to show just how catastrophic the result of their behavior has been. This is to prove that you have suffered from a serious grievance and that you deserve justice. We could help you to get compensation for:
- A loss of wages
- Medical expenses
- Physical and/or psychological pain and suffering
- Physical limitations
- Reduced earning capacity
- Reduced quality of life
It’s vital that you find a lawyer who not only cares about your needs, but takes your future into consideration. Some of the expenses caused by the injury may last a lifetime. Because of this, the costs are likely to bother you long after you receive the money you get from the settlement or claim. This is why hiring an expert who will take the time to calculate your future expenses (from medical fees, to loss of earnings) can be especially important.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
In Texas, you’ll have just 2 years to file your personal injury claim. In most cases, this starts on the date that you were injured, so it’s important that you start as soon as possible. One benefit is that you might get longer than the 2 year period because of the discovery doctrine. Often, the time will only start once you know that you have a claim to make. Before the period can begin, you’ll need to have information that clearly shows that another party is liable for the damage caused.
Speak With a Professional at The Snapka Law Firm
If you want the best chances of getting compensation or are hesitant in moving forward, be sure to get in touch with us. We’ll be here ready to review your case and give you an idea of how much time you have left. In most cases, we are likely to recommend that you file your claim as soon as possible. Contact us today for your free consultation with our firm.
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What Makes the Snapka Law Firm, Injury Lawyers Different?
At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in South Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.