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About Catastrophic Injuries

Injury Lawyer for Serious Accidents Nationwide

Certain accidents cause what is termed "catastrophic injuries." These are injuries that change the victim's life forever, whether they suffered from a loss of limb, spinal cord injury, paralysis, disfigurement, head injuries or traumatic brain injuries. These accidents can be caused through the negligent, dangerous or reckless acts of another. Whether such an accident occurred in a drunk driver accident or other incident in which another person is at fault, it is necessary to act quickly and enlist the assistance of a catastrophic injury lawyer.

Birth Injury
With the advances in modern medicine, there are fewer complications and risks of serious birth injuries and death during labor and delivery than in earlier generations. However, when a doctor or a member of his or her medical team makes an error during the birthing process, it can result in serious, if not life-threatening injuries for baby and mother.

Brain Injury
A brain injury, otherwise known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) ranges from a minor bump on the head or a concussion, to a serious and life threatening injury. TBIs can cause nausea, dizziness, vomiting, memory loss, confusion, headaches, a brain hemorrhage, and in worst cases a brain injury can lead to death.

Head Injuries
A head injury can involve a strike or a blow to the outside of the skull, or it can be considered a penetrating injury where an object enters through the skull and into the brain. Penetrating head injuries are common in car accidents and other catastrophic accidents. Head injuries can cause concussions, loss of consciousness, memory loss, confusion, and in the most severe cases a person can die from a head injury.

Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury involves an injury to the spinal cord. The effects of a spinal cord injury depend upon the site of the injury and the extent of the damage. In some cases a spinal cord injury can result in temporary to permanent paralysis below the injury site.

Hazardous Environments Leading to Injuries

There are many hazardous situations in the Houston area, such as construction sites and manufacturing plants that may have violated safety procedures and endangered the lives of their workers. When an individual suffers a catastrophic injury, there are legal aspects that must be addressed carefully and fully in order to protect the injured and their families from financial ruin.

At The Doan Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to seeking maximum compensation for the injured in catastrophic injury cases. The medical costs are always extremely high in such cases, and can run into the millions of dollars. This does not include the other damages suffered by the victim, such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of income and others. We fight relentlessly for our clients that have suffered such injuries, no matter what the cause.

We understand the terrifying and emotional situation for the injured and their families and will fight aggressively for fair treatment and recovery of the maximum compensation possible under the law. Personal injury cases of this type must be addressed as soon after the accident as possible, so act quickly so that legal action can be initiated on behalf of the injured.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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