Personal Injury

Did Negligence Cause Your Catastrophic Injury?

A Dallas lawyer can fight for fair compensation

Some injuries suffered in an accident are very serious and life-altering. We refer to these types of injuries as catastrophic. The catastrophic injury attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters have helped many people with these types of injuries get the financial compensation they are owed.

It’s important to demand the compensation you deserve in such cases because expenses add up fast. From medical bills to lost income if you cannot work due to your injury, the financial impact of your catastrophic injury can be tremendous.

Our legal team has a strong track record of success. We consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible and begin working on your legal case.

It is very upsetting to know that someone’s negligence led to your catastrophic injury. A person’s actions permanently changed your life. You may feel helpless to do anything about it. That’s why you should contact us. We take action to get people with severe injuries the compensation they need—and that they are owed.

What is a catastrophic injury?

One definition of a catastrophic injury is one that affects your daily life. You may no longer be able to go to work and take care of your family. You may no longer be able to take part in activities that you once enjoyed. They can change your life, leaving you unable to function as you always have.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – If a person’s head is struck during an accident, they may experience cognitive impairment, loss of motor function, vision and hearing problems and mood changes.
  • Spinal cord injuries – An injury to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis.
  • Amputation – A serious injury in an accident could result in the loss of an arm or leg, impacting a person’s ability to work and take part in everyday activities.
  • Burns – Fire can cause extensive and painful burns, often leaving a person disfigured.
  • Serious injuries to the back, neck or shoulder areas – These injuries can severely limit movement and the ability to do even simple things, leaving a person unable to do manual tasks at a job, for example.

People with catastrophic injury may need diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, home medical equipment, prosthetics, home health care and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors and specialists. Their lives may never be the same.

If you suffered a catastrophic injury caused by the negligence of another, you deserve financial compensation. This may include compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost future earnings, home or vehicle modifications, loss of quality of life and pain and suffering.

Insurance companies will fight your claim, because they know there’s a lot of money at stake. That’s why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who is ready to fight for you.

Getting results

Our firm has a growing history of successfully seeking action against negligent parties in Dallas and holding them responsible. Our attorneys know how to get results.

When determining the value of your personal injury claim, we will look at many different factors. These include past and future medical costs related to your injury, and how you and your family have been affected. In addition, you may be able to seek damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages. Our goal is always to get our clients the most money we can.

Then we get to work. Our legal team puts in the time to build a strong case that proves negligence. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask witnesses and which experts to consult. We will learn the truth about what happened.

Who will pay for my injury expenses?

In general, the at-fault party’s insurance company is responsible for paying for all your injury-related expenses, up to the applicable policy limit. These expenses include short-term, as well as long-term, future expenses. As a result, the total value of your injury expenses can quickly add up to thousands or millions of dollars.

Insurance companies know what’s at stake. That’s why they do everything they can to pay injury victims as little as possible or nothing at all. It’s not usual for insurance companies to make lowball settlement offers soon after an accident or to deny injury claims altogether.

Insurance companies and commercial defendants have a lot of money, and they will gladly spend it to try to get out of paying you. Our past success has given us the resources to stay in the fight. We will focus on getting the right results for you, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

You owe us nothing unless we get those results. Our firm pays the expenses to move your case forward.

Who determines fault?

Depending on what type of case you’re dealing with, many different people, businesses or organizations may be involved in determining who was at fault, including:

  • Police officer investigating your accident
  • State or federal agency investigating your accident
  • Insurance company or companies responsible for compensating you
  • Texas Medical Board in cases of medical malpractice

Whoever’s responsible for investigating your injury and determining who’s at fault, it’s important that you’re part of these conversations. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side, making sure your voice is heard loud and clear. Your lawyer can conduct an independent investigation and make sure the facts are presented in support of your claim. That way, you can demand the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party.

How much time do I have to take legal action?

Texas has very strict deadlines when it comes to taking legal action in response to an injury caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. Specifically, injury victims have two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations.

If you miss this deadline, you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve for your catastrophic injury. Take action to protect your rights. Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our Dallas attorneys. We offer a free case evaluation.