Fort Worth Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Seeking Compensation for the Most Serious Injuries – Tarrant County Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
When you suffer a serious injury caused by the careless conduct of another, you may face enormous emotional, physical, and financial obstacles. While no injury is insignificant, certain types of injuries called “catastrophic injuries” frequently have a devastating impact on a victim’s quality of life. These very serious injuries, which are often caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls on construction sites, and violent crimes, often change the course of an individual’s life in the mere blink of an eye. Catastrophic injuries can rob accident victims of their livelihood, enjoyment of a pain-free life, and the simple pleasures of participating in physical outings with family members.
At Fulgham Hampton Law Group, we can help those who suffer permanent life-altering injuries move past their tragedy and begin to rebuild their lives. We cannot give you back the ability to walk, the joy of holding your child in your arms, or the capacity to enjoy summer bike rides with your family. However, we can assist you in pursuing a claim for your financial compensation. Our law firm is committed to providing the individualized attention and a high level of communication to our clients. Our commitment to represent each of our clients with compassion, respect, and commitment is every bit as important as our reputation for providing exemplary legal services.
A catastrophic injury is so severe that it has permanent life-altering effects that may result in substantial limitations and hardships for an accident victim. Catastrophic injuries frequently are so severe that they prevent an accident victim from living independently or taking care of their family. Even simple daily functions like getting dressed, driving a car, lifting one’s child, or walking can become difficult and even impossible following a severe catastrophic injury. Tragically, many devastating life-altering injuries are caused by careless or reckless conduct.
There are many types of accidents that may result in catastrophic injury, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Tractor-trailer collisions
- Swimming pool injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Defective pharmaceuticals
- Amusement park ride accidents
- Elder abuse in nursing homes
- SUV rollover collisions
- Defective medical devices
- Faulty products
- Violent crimes
- Negligent security
A catastrophic injury could be caused by negligence, reckless, or intentional misconduct. Negligence is essentially unreasonably careless conduct that results in foreseeable injury to an injury victim. Reckless or intentional conduct that causes catastrophic injuries could justify punitive damages. When a third-party causes catastrophic injury through reckless or intentional conduct, courts may be inclined to grant punitive damages. Some of the catastrophic injuries that our law firm handles include the following:
Amputation of Limbs: The massive force of a motor vehicle accident that involves thousands of pounds of steel moving at high rates of speed can easily cause an accident victim to have a limb severed in a collision. Even when the accident does not directly result in the dismemberment of an arm or a leg, the body part might be so damaged that it must be amputated following an accident because of extreme burns or a potentially fatal infection.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Traumatic brain injuries are most frequently caused by motor vehicle accidents, but falls and gunshot wounds also cause a significant number of TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries can occur when the brain impacts the hard structure of the inside of the skull as the head is thrown forward and then jarred backward in a car accident. This type of injury called a closed head injury can result in potentially fatal traumatic brain injuries. A TBI also might be caused when a foreign object penetrates the skull and impacts the brain directly. With either type of TBI, the resulting damage to the brain can be devastating. A serious TBI might result in major impairment of basic mental and physical functions, including the following:
- Loss of memory, reasoning, and judgment skills
- Inability to live independently
- Loss of ability to speak and communicate
- Impairment of mobility
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI): Spinal cord damage constitutes one of the most devastating injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Approximately half of all SCIs are the result of injuries suffered in car, truck, motorcycle, SUV and tractor-trailer collisions. Damage to the spinal cord can result in paralysis, including quadriplegia or paraplegia.
Fort Worth Law Firm Helping Catastrophic Injury Victims Rebuild Their Lives
Fort Worth catastrophic injury attorneys at FH Law Group understand the almost insurmountable obstacles that face those who suffer this type of horrific life-altering injury. When an individual suffers catastrophic injuries, the victim and family must face difficult challenges. We understand that no amount of monetary recovery can give you back the sensation of feeling the warm sun on your skin, your ability to walk hand–in hand with someone you love, or your ability to verbalize your thoughts and feelings. However, you can obtain the maximum resources to pay for your medical bills and replace your lost income. A verdict or settlement also provides you with the ability to obtain the best possible supportive care and fullest quality of life for you and your family. At FH Law Group, we tenaciously pursue the maximum recovery for injury victims in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas of Tarrant County. Contact us today for a FREE consultation at (817) 697-4400 or visit our website.