Denton Catastrophic Injuries Attorney
Serious Injuries Demand Serious Legal Representation
Catastrophic injuries impact almost every aspect of your life. This trauma is debilitating, and recovery is slow and difficult. Lifelong disability, multiple surgeries, and rehabilitation are common.
Adding to the pain of the injury is knowing that the cause was someone else’s negligence or recklessness. You do, however, have options to hold the responsible parties financially accountable for your injuries and the impact on your life.
Injuries that are often considered catastrophic include the following:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Vision or Hearing Loss
- Severe Burns
Catastrophic injuries are permanent or long-term. The damage can be the result of any kind of accident or intentional act in Denton:
Our legal team at Goline & Roland Law Firm, PLLC has more than 20 years of combined experience in fiercely advocating for our clients’ rights to compensation. Call (940) 400-0475 to schedule a case evaluation.
Remuneration for Catastrophic Injuries
A successful personal injury case involving a catastrophic injury typically results in a higher reward. More compensation is needed to offset the extensive medical and personal costs of severe injury. Insurance companies dig in their heels, fighting to pay as little as possible.
We have strategies to counteract the insurance company’s tactics. We fight for damages to cover your ongoing expenses and suffering. In addition to suing the responsible party’s insurer, we stand ready to file suit against the person’s personal assets, too.
Texas allows people with catastrophic injuries to seek economic and non-economic compensatory damages as well as punitive damages.
- Economic Damages. These damages recover costs with a specific dollar amount, such as medical bills, prescription costs, physical therapy, ongoing care, and lost wages.
- Non-Economic Damages. These damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Punitive Damages. These damages aren’t designed to compensate the victim so much as punish the responsible party. Juries only award punitive damage in cases of gross negligence, fraud, or malice. Texas does not place a cap on the amount of economic or non-economic compensatory damages that can be awarded. Punitive damages are another matter. This award cannot exceed two times the amount of economic compensatory damages and no more than $750,000 for non-economic compensatory damages.
Denton Catastrophic Injury Awards Are Proportionate
Texas is one of many states in the country that follow modified comparative fault rules. State law refers to this as proportionate responsibility. Some accidents are not one-sided. The injured also might play a role in the incident. If you are less than 51% responsible for what transpired, you can be awarded compensation. The amount you receive, however, will be decreased by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are 10% responsible, your damages will be reduced by 10%.
A fault of 51% or more prohibits you from collecting damages.
Limited Time to File an Injury Claim
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in Denton, you must begin legal action within two years of the injury. This timeline is true for more personal injury cases. If the government is the defendant, legal action must be taken within six months.
Fighting for Your Deserved Catastrophic Injury Compensation
Catastrophic injuries are serious and life-changing. Your family is also impacted in ways big and small. Yes, you need to have medical bills paid and lost wages covered. You and your family should also be compensated for being unable to help drive the kids back and forth to school. You should be paid because you can no longer mow the lawn.
We will take on insurance companies and the individuals responsible. We will investigate every detail of what happened to create a strong case. Count on our experience and knowledge to help you maximize your potential award.