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Steps To Address A Catastrophic Injury

Becoming injured is a risk that many people knowingly or unknowingly take in a host of environments. Whether you are entering an elevator to attend a doctor’s appointment or are getting behind the wheel of your vehicle to pick your child up from school, there is a percentage of risk involved. If or when a catastrophic accident arises, however, it is important to be prepared and have knowledge about your options moving forward. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys take a look at steps to take when presented with a catastrophic injury and how our office can help.

A New Set of Concerns to Consider

It goes without saying that injuries occur on a spectrum of severity, and the extent of one’s situation is going to depend largely on the circumstances surrounding their situation and accident. For instance, a car accident that occurred at 20 miles per hour may yield less severe injuries than those obtained in an accident where a car is going 80 miles per hour. Regardless of the incident, however, a catastrophic-level injury is likely to yield life-changing concerns.

The first life-altering thing to look at is if the accident itself led to the death of a loved one. Indeed, a wrongful death can occur when an individual’s loved one dies as a result of an accident caused by another person or party’s negligence or carelessness. The deceased’s parent(s), surviving spouse, surviving children, legally adopted children, or legal adoptive parents can file a wrongful death claim.

Another factor to consider following the accident is, if the individual who was harmed survives, there will likely be a great financial burden placed on them in the form of hospital stays and medical bills. If the injury is proven to be the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness and the necessary criteria are met, the other party can be held liable for the harm and/or loss suffered. 

Looking at the Timeline

If you believe you or a loved one has suffered from a catastrophic injury to no fault of your own, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Keep in mind, however, that the law is written in such a way that it defines a timeline to file for legal actions or claims before the statute of limitations passes. Because different factors can influence when the actual start and end date are, it is important you seek the insight and guidance of an experienced attorney to better understand your options. To learn more, give our team a call today.

Why You Should Speak with an Attorney

Though the internet offers a host of information at the click of a button, understanding what is fact and what is not applicable in your given state is much more complicated than you might think. Moreover, the unique circumstances surrounding your case will heavily influence all elements of your case, including your timeline, the types and amounts of damages you can pursue, and more. With this in mind, it is always wise to learn more about your options from an educated individual who is familiar with Texas law, and who better to schedule with than a team who specializes in catastrophic injury law.

Seek Professional Guidance

Even if you are internet savvy, the best advice you can get is from an experienced attorney who is familiar with Texas law and personal injury matters. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to schedule your free initial consultation with our team and learn more about your options today.

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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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