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Austin Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Most accidents produce minor injuries. However, some accidents cause injuries that affect a victim’s life forever. They may affect the victim’s mobility and interfere with their ability to work, engage in hobbies, and enjoy family life.

If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, knowing your rights is more important now than ever. You could be entitled to substantial compensation from the party responsible for your injury. You may need this compensation to cover medical expenses, now and in the future, and other damages and losses. 

The experienced Austin catastrophic injury lawyers at FVF Law Injury Attorneys can help you understand your legal options and identify a plan to recover the compensation you need to move forward. Collectively, our top-rated trial lawyers have 85+ years of experience and have won millions of dollars in benefits, settlements, and jury verdicts for clients like you.

You’ll only have a limited amount of time to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, so it’s important to reach out to our law office in Austin, TX, today. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our team is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – so call now at (737) 236-3825.

How FVF Law Injury Attorneys Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Catastrophic Injury in Austin, TX

Medical bills can add up quickly while you watch your income decline from missed work. The pain and suffering associated with a catastrophic injury can be excruciating. When someone else puts you in the situation, they must be held accountable. That’s where our Austin personal injury lawyers can help.

FVF Law Injury Attorneys understands just how critical a financial recovery can be during this difficult time in your life. We are ready to take on insurance companies, at-fault parties, and tough defendants on your behalf. This gives you the time you need to focus on what really matters most: getting better and moving forward with your life.

Our award-winning litigators will:

  • Investigate the accident that caused you to become catastrophically injured
  • Determine what led to your accident and how it could have been avoided
  • Identify and gather evidence that can be used to build your personal injury claim for damages
  • Work closely with respected accident experts, medical professionals, and other specialists as we build and value your case
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf
  • Bring your case to a jury in Travis County if you aren’t offered a fair settlement deal

Our law office works on contingency, which means there’s no cost for our services unless we win your case. Contact us to learn more about getting the compensation you deserve after you or a loved one sustains a catastrophic injury in Austin, Texas.

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

The term catastrophic injury refers to unexpected trauma that fundamentally changes a victim’s life. The consequences can be immediate and long-lasting, including cognitive impairment, paralysis, neurological impairment, excruciating physical pain, loss of motor skills and coordination, and behavioral changes.

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Burn injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation and loss of a limb
  • Broken bones

Ultimately, an injury that really changes how you have to live your life, and prevents you from going about your normal day-to-day routine, can be considered catastrophic. 

What Causes Catastrophic Injuries in Austin, TX?

Catastrophic injuries can happen as a result of any type of accident, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Workplace accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Product liability and defective products

If you or a family member has been catastrophically injured in an accident in Austin, Texas, call FVF Law Injury Attorneys. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the opportunity you need to secure financial justice for your injuries, pain, and suffering.

What’s My Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the average lifetime cost of a spinal cord injury can range between $1.2 Million and $5.1 Million – depending on a victim’s age and the severity of their injury. 

Research suggests that losing a limb or suffering a severe burn injury can rack up tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, in healthcare-related costs and expenses. When you factor in a loss of income, emotional distress, and other potential damages, the true costs can easily exceed six figures.

If someone else is responsible for causing your catastrophic injury, it can be important to pursue a financial recovery. After all, your catastrophic injury case could be worth a lot.

Many factors can influence how much money you might be able to get if you’ve been catastrophically injured due to someone’s negligence:

  • What type of catastrophic injury is it?
  • Are you able to continue working in any capacity?
  • How much income will you lose out on?
  • What benefits will you lose?
  • Will you require prosthetics or other medical devices?
  • Will you need nursing care, either in your home or at an assisted living facility in Austin?
  • How old are you?
  • How has your ability to participate in and enjoy your life changed?
  • What kind of emotional and psychological toll has your injury taken on you?

The more your injury impacts and changes your life, the more your claim for damages may be worth. The best way to know what your case could be worth is by speaking with a respected personal injury lawyer near you in Austin.

What Damages Are Available to Catastrophic Injury Victims in Texas?

If you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you may be entitled to two types of damages: compensatory and/or punitive.

Compensatory damages fall into one of two categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are intended to offset the financial consequences of your catastrophic injury. Non-economic damages are paid to compensate you for the pain and suffering you endure.

Some common examples include:

  • Present medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Nursing assistance
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Punitive damages are awarded to punish the person who caused you to get hurt. These are limited to instances where there is clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted intentionally or with gross negligence

 

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How Will Shared Fault Affect My Ability to Recover Compensation?

Texas operates under a modified comparative fault rule with a 51% bar to recovery. You cannot recover compensation if you are assigned most of the blame for the accident that caused your catastrophic injury. You can recover a reduced financial award if you share some, but less than 51%, of the blame.

Damages are reduced in direct proportion to your degree of blame. 

Let’s say you suffer a catastrophic injury, and your case is valued at $1,000,000. You are assigned 50% fault for the car accident that caused you to get hurt. When shared fault is taken into consideration, your financial recovery would be reduced to $500,000.

Insurance companies love to blame the victim because It can help them limit how much money they have to pay. You can protect yourself from these types of strategies by having an experienced Austin catastrophic injury attorney on your side.

How Long Will I Have to File a Lawsuit After I’ve Suffered a Catastrophic Injury in an Accident in Texas?

There is a two-year statute of limitations that applies to most personal injury lawsuits in the state of Texas. Unless an exception applies, you’ll have two years from the date of your accident or a loved one’s wrongful death to file a civil lawsuit for damages.

The statute of limitations may be tolled – or paused – when a victim is a minor or if the defendant cannot be located. In some cases, such as those involving medical negligence, the statute of limitations can be extended if there’s a reasonable delay in diagnosing a catastrophic injury.

Once time expires, so does your right to bring a claim and demand the compensation you deserve. Don’t let that happen. Protect yourself by calling FVF Law Injury Attorneys as soon as you can after you suffer a catastrophic injury. We’ll be there to help you seek the money you need.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Austin Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Have you recently been catastrophically injured in an accident in Austin, Texas? Don’t let the person or party responsible for your suffering walk away without consequence. Hold them accountable by filing a personal injury claim for damages. Better yet, contact FVF Law Injury Attorneys and ask our Austin catastrophic injury lawyers to do it for you.

We put 85+ years of combined experience behind every case and will work tirelessly to get you the results you deserve. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation at our law office in Austin, TX. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we can arrange to have a member of our team come to you. Home and hospital visits can be accommodated. 

Give us a call to learn more today. We’re standing by to help you navigate this incredibly stressful time in your life.

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