Catastrophic Accidents and Injury
Protecting Your Rights After a Life-Altering Incident
The term “catastrophic injury” can describe any injury that results in a complete disruption of the injury victim’s health and way of life. This may include brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. When a person sustains a catastrophic injury, they may lose function of a limb or organ, or be unable to work or enjoy certain activities for the rest of their life.
What to Do After a Catastrophic Accident
After a catastrophic accident, a victim must receive medical care right away. Urgent medical treatment can be the difference between management of an injury and disaster.
To begin building a catastrophic injury case, save every piece of evidence you have related to you or your loved one’s injuries. This may include medical bills and other invoices, employment documents, records of treatment, photographs, and more. Our catastrophic injury lawyers in San Angelo can help you build your case.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can result from many different types of accidents — any incident, unfortunately, has the potential to be catastrophic if the conditions allow such a disaster to occur.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents (including construction and industrial accidents and oilfield accidents)
What Happens to a Lawsuit If My Loved One Dies After Filing A Catastrophic Injury Claim?
Sadly, catastrophic injuries are often fatal. We offer our condolences if your loved one has died as the result of a catastrophic accident. We can advise you if the deceased filed a claim before they passed away.
In most cases, the heir of the deceased will “inherit” a lawsuit and carry on the claim after the victim’s death. The heir can designate another party to carry on the suit as well. The lawsuit may now qualify as a wrongful death claim, and the family of the deceased could be entitled to additional damages.
How Our San Angelo Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Can Help You
At the law office of Webb, Stokes & Sparks we work with people who have suffered serious injuries and families grieving the loss of a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another. We help people secure the financial resources they need to move forward with life after the trauma of injury and loss.
This has been the exclusive focus of our law firm since 1956. It is all we do. By concentrating all of our efforts on this one objective-your financial recovery-we have developed considerable understanding of the needs of injured people and the legal challenges they face.
Our clients include people who have suffered:
Closed head injuries and traumatic brain injuries, resulting in memory loss, depression, anxiety, cognitive loss, headaches, loss of balance, loss of ability and personality changes. Some of our brain injury clients are permanently disabled and no longer able to work in jobs they once held. Some of our client families must make considerable, ongoing adjustments to help their loved one function in a new way.
Back injuries and broken bones in the back; these injuries result in constant, debilitating pain, difficulty walking, sitting, or standing, loss of motion and loss of strength in arms or legs. Our clients often need continuing physical therapy and pain management. They may need to find new work if they can no longer do the work they once did because of pain.
Spinal cord injuries and paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia), often resulting from falls or car accidents, can make even the most simple tasks of walking, eating, even breathing on one's own impossible. Our spinal cord injury clients and their families require considerable understanding and support as they rebuild their lives.
Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation if you or a family member has sustained a serious injury. Learn more about how we can help you get the full financial recovery you deserve.