Catastrophic Injuries

Texas catastrophic injury victim

Catastrophic Injury Attorney Serving Fayette, Bastrop, and Colorado County

Thousands of people are injured in accidents in Texas each year that can have life-altering physical, emotional and financial consequences. In particular, victims of catastrophic injuries usually require extensive medical care and are left with lingering pain and suffering as well as substantial medical expenses. This can also become a burden for family members, who often take on the role of caretakers and must manage the loss of a loved one’s income. When catastrophic injuries are caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another person or entity, however, it may be possible to obtain significant compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim.

I am dedicated to helping injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve and the care that they need. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, we will help to lift that burden so that you can focus on recovering. I believe that there is value in every life and we are committed to protecting the rights of injury victims.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Some of the most common types of injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Crushed or broken bones
  • Paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia)
  • Severed limbs/amputation
  • Vision or hearing loss

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are often the result of a variety of accidents, including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents.

In the case of car accidents, side-impact (T-bone) and head-on collisions often result in catastrophic injuries, particularly when an accident involves high speeds or a collision with a truck. Similarly, motorcyclists are at a high risk of catastrophic injury because they are not protected like occupants of other motor vehicles. Motorcyclists involved in an accident with another vehicle often suffer broken or crushed bones, head and neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Catastrophic injuries are also common at construction sites where workers can be injured in falls from ladders, scaffolding and other heights. Additionally, fires, explosions, machine, and equipment accidents, as well as trench and building collapses also pose a threat to construction workers. Although construction workers may be covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance, third parties, such as subcontractors, architects and engineers, and manufacturers of defective construction equipment can be held liable for injuries that were caused by negligence.

Other causes of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Violent crimes (assault/rape)

Regardless of the cause of the accident, I believe that negligent parties must be held accountable and fight for the rights of injury victims and their loved ones.

The Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries

Victims of catastrophic injuries typically require extensive medical treatment, and in severe cases that may mean lifelong care. Additionally, many victims may suffer from a temporary or permanent disability and not be able to perform the same work or any other work. Unable to earn a living, they will not be able to pay for needed medical care or support themselves or their loved ones.

The significant financial burdens due to the loss of income, and extensive costs of medical care for ongoing treatment, therapy and prescription medications can easily drain a family’s financial resources.

Many victims of catastrophic injuries are left with fear and anxiety, not knowing where to turn. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it is possible to find justice and begin the long journey of journey.

Texas Catastrophic Injury Attorney

I have extensive experience helping victims of catastrophic injuries obtain the compensation they deserve. I have a proven track record of pursuing successful claims whether through negotiation or litigation.

Most injury claims involve reaching a settlement with an insurance company, most of whom are more concerned with profits than the injured. I work hard to ensure that my clients receive the full value of their claim that also accounts for any future injuries or long-term care they made need. By collaborating with a respected network of medical experts, I work to establish the degree of a victim’s injury, pain and suffering, and the extent of ongoing medical care and rehabilitative costs. If the insurance company fails to offer a fair and reasonable settlement, I am fully prepared to litigate the matter in court.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligent, reckless or malicious conduct of another person or entity, you may be entitled to damages for medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. I will be by your side throughout the entire process, fighting for your rights, and helping you obtain the care that you need. Please call me at 979.968.3783 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

Phil Baker P.C. represents clients throughout the state of Texas with focus on the following rural counties: Austin, Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Gonzales, Lavaca, Lee, and Washington Counties.

Fighting for the Rights of Texans

Since 1995, I have served the people of Texas with integrity, honor, and commitment. I understand that most of you are not familiar with the legal system and under a lot of stress. I am there to lift that burden and protect your rights. I have battled insurance companies and prosecutors for decades and will continue to fight for justice for many more years to come. Please call me at 979.968.3783 and I will be happy to meet with you and evaluate your case.