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When your world is turned inside out by a catastrophic injury, do you know what to do? How do you even know that you have a catastrophic injury? And who is responsible? For more than 20 years, The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC has helped catastrophic injury victims and their families get the justice and financial compensation they deserve. If you’re the victim of a catastrophic injury, schedule a free consultation with the injury lawyers The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. Put our decades of legal experience to work for you.
Catastrophic injuries differ from other injuries from accidents because of the fact they can cause disability, ongoing medical needs, or shorten the life expectancy of the victim. In short, it’s a serious injury that causes serious problems with a disability or some sort of impairment.
There are many types of injuries that can be catastrophic injuries in nature. The most common examples are:
Again, this isn’t a full list of catastrophic injuries. The list only provided some of the most common ones. If you think you may have a catastrophic injury claim, schedule your free case evaluation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC now.
In San Antonio and the surrounding areas, catastrophic injuries can occur in a number of ways. This list includes the most common causes of catastrophic injury, but it does not include every type of accident that may result in it. This is because any type of accident can result in a catastrophic injury to the victim, depending on the severity of the accident and the injury or injuries sustained.
Like other forms of personal injury claims, to be successful in a catastrophic injury lawsuit, you, as the plaintiff, must be able to prove that the defendant or defendants acted in a way that was negligent. While negligence has certain legal elements, it’s not easy to prove on your own. Working with an experienced San Antonio catastrophic injury attorney means that you have a better chance of a successful outcome with your claim.
Proving negligence requires that:
However, if your catastrophic injury claim meets the Texas rules of strict liability, the defendant or defendants will be responsible for your injuries even if they weren’t negligent. To learn more about negligence and to schedule your free consultation, contact our legal team of accident attorneys now.
Serious accidents often cause catastrophic injuries. If you are seriously injured in an accident, here’s what you should do:
The time limit for filing a catastrophic injury claim is referred to as the statute of limitations. This deadline is something that the courts abide by to ensure that claims are filed in a timely manner. Timely claims are important for victims as well since filing the claim sooner can mean better access to witnesses and other evidence.
The statute of limitations for catastrophic injuries is two years from the date of the accident. There is an exception to this deadline. If you did not discover the severe injury until after the accident, the date you learned about your catastrophic injury is the starting date for the statute of limitations.
Victims of catastrophic injuries may be eligible to receive compensation because of the accident. The two main types of damages are referred to as economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the expenses incurred by the victim as a result of the accident. It also includes lost wages and loss of earning potential. Non-economic damages refer to damages experienced by the victim that don’t have a firm price tag in place. An example of this is pain and suffering.
As the victim of a catastrophic injury, your life has been forever altered. Your goal should be to focus on your recovery, not the legal fight with the insurance company or defendant. The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC represents San Antonio catastrophic injury victims to make sure that they are treated fairly by insurance companies. We’re also skilled trial attorneys. Schedule your free consultation now.
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