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.
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.
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.
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.
The Doan Law Firm, 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.