Catastrophic Injuries

Life-changing or life-ending injuries can result from many different kinds of accidents, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, defective products, workplace accidents, oilfield accidents and more. Many of the catastrophic injury lawyers at Roberts & Roberts are Texas board-certified in their practice areas and they know what it takes to succeed in a catastrophic injury lawsuit.

Listed below are some of the types of catastrophic injury cases that our attorneys handle.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: A bundle of nerves that runs from the brain through the spine, the spinal cord controls motor and sensory functions and is responsible for transmitting messages to and from the brain. If the spinal cord is damaged, paralyzing injuries such as quadriplegia and paraplegia can result. Spinal cord injuries also cause other physical complications, many of which can be fatal or life-altering.
  • Amputations: The removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery, amputations are serious and debilitating injuries that affect the lives of the amputee and those around them. In addition to physical problems, an amputation can have a serious impact on the victim's psychological wellbeing. Many cases of amputation are caused by physical trauma, including car accidents, defective product accidents and workplace accidents.
  • Brain Injuries: Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability in the United States. People who survive often face long rehabilitation programs and a lifetime of disabilities. Many brain injury victims cannot return to work or work at the same level as before the accident. The most common causes of traumatic brain injury are falls, auto accidents, blows or strikes to the head and assaults.
  • Burn Injuries: More than a half-million people are treated for burn injuries every year, and up to 12,000 victims will die from their burn injuries. If they survive their injuries, many burn victims will face a lifetime of pain, scarring, disfigurement and disability. Frequently, the treatment of serious burns requires painful skin grafts. Defective products, flammable materials, car accidents, structural fires, gas explosions, workplace accidents and faulty electrical wiring are some of the most common causes of burn injuries.
  • Wrongful Death: When the death of a family member results from someone else's wrongful act, neglect or carelessness, Texas law considers it a "wrongful death." The law allows for just compensation for the wrongful or needless loss to the family. Wrongful death claims can arise from many types of fatalities, regardless of whether they occur on the job, on the road, in a recreational environment, or from an unsafe product or sub-standard health care.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: With little protection, motorcycle riders tend to suffer the most serious injuries of all roadway accident victims. Injured riders also face several unique difficulties when filing personal injury claims, including insurance companies' use of rider stereotypes to shift blame away from their drivers and unfairly compensate injured victims.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: Although America has stepped up the enforcement, prosecution and penalization of drunk drivers, many impaired people still continue to get behind the wheel. When they cause accidents that result in injuries, they can be held fully liable to compensate victims, as well as subject to harsh criminal penalties.
  • Bus Accidents: Bus drivers and companies are held to higher standards of safety and care than drivers of other motor vehicles. Accidents involving passenger carrier automobiles require thorough investigations to determine the extent of liability. Once liability can be established, injured passengers can obtain compensation.
  • Slip & Fall Incidents: Premises liability is an area of law that requires property owners to ensure that they provide safe and healthy conditions for their visitors and guests. When they fail to do so, injury-causing accidents can result. The most common premises liability accidents involve slips and falls that are caused by unsafe conditions.
  • Product Liability Cases: Product liability is an area of law that holds companies, manufacturers and retailers responsible for products that injure consumers. Whether consumers are injured by design flaws, manufacturing defects or product recalls, they can file claims against companies that can allow them to receive compensation.

DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES AFTER A CAR WRECK

Insurance companies look out for their interests, not yours. That's why it's important to have an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to deal with insurance companies, what questions to ask, what tricks they use, and ways to stay ahead of the curve. The insurance company will evaluate your claim by reviewing:

  • Recorded statements by the police, drivers, and any witnesses
  • Hospital records
  • Photographs taken of the accident scene and injuries sustained

Insurance companies will seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible, despite cause for a larger settlement, so be sure to consult an attorney to fight for your rights against insurance companies. The Sanchez Law Firm represents clients who have sustained personal injuries and/or property damage due to automobile, motorcycle or truck accidents including, but not limited to:

  • ATV Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Drunk Driver Accidents
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers
  • Rear End Collisions
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • SUV Roll-overs
  • Truck Accidents
  • Semi-Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Defective Vehicle Equipment

CONTACT SANCHEZ LAW FIRM

It's recommended you pursue a claim soon after your wreck as there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim. If you wish to discuss your accident contact The Sanchez Law Firm. If we agree to handle your case, we will normally work on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do. Contact the auto accident attorneys at The Sanchez Law Firm for a FREE consultation on car accident lawsuits at 956-687-7700.