Catastrophic Injuries and Your Legal Support Options

It goes without saying that the degree of an injury and the impact it has on a person’s life can vary significantly, both short- and long-term. While many people experience minor accidents that result in bruises, scrapes, and/or cuts, a proportion of individuals may endure injuries so severe that it leads to indefinite medical intervention, an ever-increasing financial burden, and an overall diminished quality of life. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys examples of catastrophic injuries, causes, and your legal rights.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Though you may have heard the term ‘catastrophic injury’ in a variety of different contexts, the term itself may not seem so clear to all who hear it. After all, is there a clear delineation between an injury that is catastrophic and one that is not? What makes an injury catastrophic?

A catastrophic injury is an extremely severe and serious physical injury or illness. In fact, a key element that separates a catastrophic concern from others is that it will often affect the individual who endured it on a long-term or permanent basis, forever changing their lives.

Catastrophic injuries often involve damage to your essential systems and/or organs. Some common examples may include brain injuries, injuries to the spinal cord, organ damage, multiple fractured bones,severe burns, and amputation. To learn more about catastrophic damage and what it may look like, give our team a call today.

A Lasting Impact

The unfortunate truth of the matter is that in the majority of cases, catastrophic injuries can lead to long-term or permanent damage. In fact, it is often difficult and/or impossible to recover from this degree of injury, and in several instances, medical intervention may be required for the rest of one’s life. In addition to the cost of treatment, the inability to work further contributes to the major financial burden placed on the injured individual, making even routine elements of their lives much more complex and difficult to manage. 

Where You Can Seek Compensation

While monetary compensation will not make up for the discomfort, pain, suffering, and loss of self you have endured as a result of a catastrophic accident, it can help mitigate the burden and stress of being unable to provide for yourself and your home. Compensation can include coverage of medical expenses and ongoing treatment, lost wages, including money you would have made during your lifetime that you can no longer earn, pain and suffering, and emotional distress from the accident.

Know Your Rights

Due to the severity of catastrophic injuries and the unique challenges that accompany them, it is imperative you have an experienced and compassionate lawyer on your side. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to schedule your free initial consultation with our office and learn more about your rights when catastrophe is involved.


Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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