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What Are the Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
A catastrophic injury with life-altering effects can happen anywhere, at any time. In saying that, they do occur more in particular circumstances – whether it is your fault or not.
Any one of these accidents can result in life-altering injuries that cause permanent or long-term disabilities and debilitation.
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You could also be eligible for punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to make bad actors pay for what they’ve done – and courts sometimes use them to make an example of someone.
Could You Be Entitled to Financial Compensation?
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be asking if you could be entitled to financial compensation. And the answer is yes in many scenarios.
If someone else caused your injury through bad intentions, carelessness, or negligence, you might be eligible for financial compensation.
The goal of such compensation ordered by the court is to make sure that victims can:
- Pay their medical bills from the injury
- Cover their future medical expenses
- Make up for lost earnings (in the past and the future)
- Receive compensation for pain and suffering
You may also be entitled to compensation for brain injuries – including concussions and other types of brain injuries. While it’s common to suffer from a brain injury when you hit your head, you can also suffer from acquired brain injuries. These involve sources other than direct trauma, such as oxygen deprivation or exposure to brain injury-resulting chemicals and toxic substances.
What About Punitive Damages?
In some cases, your financial compensation can extend to punitive damages. These are payments ordered by the courts designed to make bad actors pay for what they have done. In many cases, they are a method adopted to make an example out of someone.
How to Prove in Court that You’re Entitled to Compensation
Being entitled to compensation for a catastrophic injury can require proof. Your chosen Texas catastrophic injury attorney must prove that someone’s careless, negligence, or bad intentions caused your injury. The best way to do that is by making sure you’ve got a paper trail from the moment your injury occurred to the time you see your chosen Texas lawyer.
Your attorney will begin compiling all the information to help pull your case together. This might include talking to witnesses who saw what happened, getting copies of your police report and hospital records, and more. Anything that can support your case as a form of evidence will be worth giving to your attorney.
Settling Out of Court vs. Going to Court
Some catastrophic injury cases will go to court, but some will be settled out of court. Sometimes, both parties come to a financial agreement through negotiation. By accepting an out-of-court settlement, you can avoid going before a judge.
However, in the case of lowball offers and negotiations without conclusions that both parties are happy with, going to court can be the only option. Your chosen Texas attorney can walk you through the best options to put you in the best possible position to get what you deserve from your catastrophic injury claim.
Talk to a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Texas Today
Whether you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury from a truck, car, or motorcycle accident, or even through medical malpractice or something else, a Texas attorney may be able to help.
Contact us today so we can talk through your injury, what caused it, who is responsible, and the likely outcome if your case goes to court. Let the experts in catastrophic injury cases at J. Alexander Law Firm guide you through every step of the way.