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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Catastrophic injury encompasses severe physical harm that permanently alters an individual’s life, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, or severe burns. These injuries often result in long-term disabilities, requiring extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and adaptive equipment. Beyond the physical toll, catastrophic injuries can cause emotional trauma and financial strain, impacting not only the victim but their entire family.

At Paxton Law Firm, we firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their immigration status, deserves access to justice and fair compensation. Misconceptions about legal rights can prevent immigrants and those without proper documentation from seeking the help they need. However, everyone has the right to pursue fair compensation for their injuries without fearing legal repercussions or deportation. Our team is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Catastrophic Injury… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After experiencing a catastrophic injury, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster representing the at-fault party’s insurance company. While they may initially sound sympathetic and helpful, you must remain cautious. Insurance adjusters are trained to protect the interests of their company, often at the expense of your rightful compensation. The insurance adjuster may ask for details about the accident, your injuries, and medical treatment. They may also request access to your medical records or ask you to provide a recorded statement.

Remember, the insurance company’s goal is to minimize their liability and settle your claim for as little as possible. It’s crucial to refrain from discussing the specifics of your case or agreeing to anything without first consulting with a trusted legal advisor. At Paxton Law Firm, we’re here to protect your rights and ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve.

Steps to Take Immediately After Catastrophic Injury:

  • Seek immediate medical care for your injuries.
  • If possible, gather evidence at the scene, including photographs, witness statements, and any relevant documentation.
  • Notify the appropriate authorities, such as law enforcement or your employer, depending on the nature of the injury.
  • Keep any physical evidence related to the accident, such as damaged property or clothing, in a safe place.
  • Refrain from discussing the details of the incident with insurance adjusters or other parties without legal representation.
  • Seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney at Paxton Law Firm to protect your rights.
  • Maintain thorough records of all medical treatments, expenses, and communications related to the injury and your case.
  • Adhere to your healthcare provider’s recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation to support your recovery and strengthen your case.

Common Reasons for Catastrophic Injuries:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle collisions
  • Workplace accidents, such as falls from heights, machinery malfunctions, or exposure to hazardous materials
  • Medical malpractice, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis, or medication mistakes
  • Sports and recreational activities resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, or fractures
  • Defective products, including faulty machinery, appliances, or medical devices
  • Acts of violence, such as assault, battery, or intentional harm
  • Construction site accidents involving falls, electrocution, or being struck by objects
  • Slip and fall accidents, particularly in premises with unsafe conditions or lack of proper maintenance
  • Dangerous premises, including negligent security, inadequate lighting, or lack of warning signs

Catastrophic Injury FAQs

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for a catastrophic injury?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule, depending on the circumstances of your case. It’s essential to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected and that you meet any applicable deadlines

What types of compensation can I recover in a catastrophic injury case?

In a catastrophic injury case, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses, including past, current, and future medical treatments, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to work or performing your job duties.
  • Pain and suffering, including physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Property damage, if applicable.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is dedicated to guiding you step by step through the claim or litigation process, ensuring you understand every aspect of your case. Our team conducts thorough investigations, leaving no stone unturned to build a strong case on your behalf. We believe in transparency and communicate openly about the potential challenges and uncertainties that may arise. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, schedule your free consultation and allow us to fight for your rights.

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