A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that can permanently change the course of your life. A catastrophic injury can impact your ability to work and earn a living, take care of yourself and your family, and your ability to enjoy life the same way you could before your injury. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of another person’s wrongful or negligent actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information about your rights and how our Mt. Belvieu catastrophic injuries attorney can help you, contact Linebaugh, Dority & Allen at (281) 422-0505. We offer free consultations.
Why Choose the Attorneys at Linebaugh, Dority & Allen?
- At Linebaugh, Dority & Allen, we are ready to take action through fearless fieldwork.
- Our Mt. Belvieu personal injury attorneys are up-to-date with the latest in the law and technology, to fight for justice for our clients.
- We have the legal and professional resources to research and investigate your case and get you the best possible outcome.
- Our attorneys are not afraid to get their hands dirty to get results for you.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is any serious injury with life-altering consequences. Under Texas law, serious bodily injury refers to any injury that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious permanent disfigurement or long-term loss or damage to the function of a body part or organ.
Catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and head injury
Different types of accidents can cause catastrophic injury including truck accidents, car accidents, medical negligence, and workplace accidents. At Linebaugh, Dority & Allen, we have the experience and the resources to help you get maximum compensation in your case.
How Does Fault Impact Your Damages?
Often victims are hesitant to take legal action for their injury because they fear they bear some responsibility for the accident that caused their injury. In Texas, the victim’s fault is not a total bar to recovery for a serious injury caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another person. Texas follows the modified comparative negligence standard, which means that even if you were at fault, you may still be entitled to some measure of damages for your injury. Under the modified comparative negligence standard, or proportionate responsibility, a victim may recover damages for their injury provided their proportion of fault is not greater than 50%. A victim whose fault is less than 50% can recover damages, which will be reduced by the proportion of fault apportioned to him or her.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to a car accident or truck accident, do not give up on your claim for damages before you have spoken to an experienced Mt. Belvieu catastrophic injuries attorney.
When Should You Contact a Mt. Belvieu Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of another person’s negligence or wrongful act, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible. In Texas, a person seeking compensation for damages suffered from a catastrophic injury must take legal action within two years after the date of the event that caused the injury. Act quickly so that your lawyer can get you the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury caused by another person’s negligence, don’t delay. Contact the Mt. Belvieu catastrophic injuries lawyers at Linebaugh, Dority & Allen today. Call (281) 422-0505 to schedule your free consultation.