Houston Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Catastrophic Injury Claims in Texas
Any serious injury can greatly impact a person’s life, but some injuries are so devastating, they are considered “catastrophic.” These injuries generally have significant, long-lasting consequences for victims and their loved ones, from exorbitant medical bills to cognitive impairment to permanent physical disability.
If you or someone you love was catastrophically injured due to someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, reach out to Vaughan Legal Trial Team. You could have grounds for a personal injury claim, and our firm can help. Led by Houston catastrophic injury attorney Jeffery Vaughan, we have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients, including many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts. We have the experience and resources to go to trial, and we are ready to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Generally speaking, a catastrophic injury is one that results in severe, significant, and/or permanent impairment, limitation, or disability.
The following types of injuries are typically classified as “catastrophic:”
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Severe fractures/broken bones
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Severe burns
- Significant scarring and/or disfigurement
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss/eye injuries
- Chronic illnesses
These types of injuries tend to have lasting consequences and generally prevent victims from returning to the same quality of life they once enjoyed. The physical, emotional, and financial costs of such injuries are immense, meaning that these types of cases tend to be higher in value than other personal injury claims. As a result, insurance companies and other liable parties are highly likely to dispute, devalue, or deny catastrophic injury claims.
It is critically important that you work with an attorney who has specific experience handling catastrophic injury claims. At Vaughan Legal Trial Team, we understand the unique and complex challenges catastrophic injury victims face—and we know how to help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Any significant accident or traumatic event can result in a catastrophic injury. In fact, even seemingly minor incidents can lead to catastrophic injuries depending on the various unique factors at play.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, motorcycle, and large truck collisions
- Falls, including slip and fall accidents and falls from heights to lower levels
- Unsafe property conditions/premises liability-related incidents
- Medical malpractice and negligence, including birth injuries
- Defective and/or dangerous products, such as defective medical devices
- Sports and recreation accidents, including youth sports, boating, and ATV accidents
- Workplace and job-related accidents/incidents
- Offshore and maritime accidents
- Criminal conduct, such as assault, battery, and domestic violence
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, and you believe someone else is to blame, get in touch with our team at Vaughan Legal Trial Team. We can help you identify the liable party, whether it’s another person, a large corporate entity, a product manufacturer, or even a government agency.
Our Houston catastrophic injury lawyer works directly with clients to develop innovative and personalized legal strategies based on the facts and evidence of a given case. Our goal is to not only hold the at-fault party accountable for the pain and suffering you have endured but also to ensure that you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost income, lost quality of life, and other economic and non-economic damages.
Seeking Maximum Compensation on Your Behalf
At Vaughan Legal Trial Team, we have seen firsthand the impact catastrophic injuries have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. Our team fights for maximum recovery so that our clients can secure the monetary resources they need to heal and move forward with their lives. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to maximizing your settlement, and we are fully prepared to go to trial whenever necessary.
Our goal is to protect your rights against the insurance company’s interests. As a client, you will receive a high level of personalized attention, communication, and accessibility from your attorney. We are always available to answer your questions and address any concern you may have throughout the legal process.