San Antonio Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Catastrophic Injuries in Texas
Some injuries are so severe, they completely affect the victim’s ability to return to a once-normal life. Known as “catastrophic injuries,” these injuries also often impact the victim’s family members and loved ones in significant and lasting ways.
If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim against the liable person or party. However, it is important that you work with an attorney who is experienced in catastrophic injury claims. These cases often involve numerous complicating factors, including projected lifetime care costs and future medical expenses, long-term lost income, and ongoing pain and suffering. They also tend to have higher values than other types of personal injury claims, meaning insurance companies and other liable parties have a greater interest in disputing or denying these claims.
At the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, P.C., we have successfully represented countless clients in complex catastrophic injury cases since 1953. As the oldest plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm in San Antonio, we have the resources, reputation, and record of results to aggressively advocate for you.
What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”
Generally speaking, any injury that results in significant impairment, disfigurement, or complications is considered a “catastrophic” injury. These injuries tend to require extensive medical treatment and may even necessitate lifelong care.
Some common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Birth injuries
- Burn injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Hearing loss
- Permanent scarring
- Serious fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Vision loss
These and other catastrophic injuries can negatively impact a victim’s ability to return to work, care for him or herself, and continue enjoying the same quality of life he or she previously had.
How Do Catastrophic Injuries Happen?
A catastrophic injury can result from any type of accident or traumatic event. All too often, people are severely injured through no fault of their own but due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct of another.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product defects
- Rideshare accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
If you were hit by a careless or distracted driver, if your loved one suffered an on-the-job injury, or if someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused you or someone you care about to sustain a severe, life-altering injury, reach out to the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, P.C. to learn how we can help.
Navigating the Nuances of Catastrophic Injury Claims
As previously mentioned, catastrophic injury claims have many complexities that other claims involving less serious injuries simply do not.
One of the most important elements of a catastrophic injury case is proving not only how your injuries have affected your current life but also the expected impact they will have on your future finances, physical health, and emotional well-being. To achieve this, our San Antonio catastrophic injury lawyers work with a team of experts—including accident reconstructionists, investigators, economists, medical specialists, and others. This allows us to create a clear, comprehensive picture of your losses, as well as your future damages.
At the Law Offices of Pat Maloney, P.C., we help catastrophically injured clients fight for fair compensation for their:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Rehabilitation/physical therapy
- Medications, medical equipment, and medical devices
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
- Lost future earnings
- Lost earning capacity due to disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and anguish
- Counseling services
- In-home care costs
- Home modifications
We truly understand the all-encompassing impact catastrophic injuries have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. Our attorneys recognize the importance of fighting for maximum compensation on your behalf and are ready to do everything possible to help you move forward.
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