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Houston Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Representing Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Houston

Despite not having a technical definition under Texas law, catastrophic injuries are often characterized by their life-changing nature. Depending on the situation, they may result in a long-term or permanent disability that affects your ability to work or live life in the same manner you did prior to the accident. At Criaco & Samperi, our attorneys are well-versed in handling cases with catastrophic injuries. To get the financial justice you deserve, you need a firm with a network of medical experts that can show the true nature of your injuries and the impact that they will have on the rest of your life. Contact our Houston catastrophic injury lawyers today for a free consultation.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

The federal government defines catastrophic injuries under 42 U.S.C. § 3796b as “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” While Texas does not have a specific definition, catastrophic injuries are generally accepted as any injury that is severe enough long-term or permanent damage. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Damage to sight or hearing
  • Amputation
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injury to the neck or back
  • Damage to the internal organs
  • Burns or severe lacerations

Primary Causes of Catastrophic Injuries 

Severe injuries that impact your ability to work can be caused by a number of factors. If someone else was responsible for your injury, you might be entitled to compensation. Our Houston catastrophic injury lawyers can help you determine your legal options and how to pursue compensation for your losses. Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
  • Car accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Truck accidents

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

In Texas, generally, you must bring a personal injury claim within two years of the accident date. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 16.003 applies to catastrophic injuries that result from someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Furthermore, if the injury results in death, then a wrongful death claim must be brought within two years of the decedent’s death. It is strongly recommended that you contact a Houston catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Failure to bring a claim within the statutory limit can result in a bar to your right to recovery. Contact our office to determine whether you are within the statutory limits to bring a claim for damages after a catastrophic injury.

What Kind of Compensation Will I Receive?

If you are catastrophically injured in an accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover damages. Determining how much compensation you should receive may require testimony from a medical expert about the extent of your injuries and the impact on your ability to work or obtain gainful employment. Types of damages you may seek to recover:
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

Why Should I Hire an Attorney?

If someone else’s wrongdoing caused your injuries, an attorney can help you get the maximum compensation for your case. Without the help of an attorney, you may not receive a considerable enough recovery to cover all of your medical expenses, lost wages, or other economic losses, let alone money for your pain and suffering.  

Finding the Right Attorney After a Catastrophic Injury

Finding the right attorney to represent you after a catastrophic injury can be difficult. You need an attorney who you can trust, one with a proven track record of success. At Criaco & Samperi, our attorneys have personally handled hundreds of personal injury cases. They know what it takes to win and will fight to get you the most money for your case. Our Houston catastrophic injury lawyers are dedicated to providing direct, honest representation for injury victims. Get the financial justice you deserve from experienced attorneys. 

Contact our office at 346-312-0080 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.

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