Houston Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Put 100+ Years of Experience in Your Corner
A catastrophic injury alters the course of the victim’s life forever, and in the blink of an eye. Suddenly and without warning, the victim is left with overwhelming physical, financial, and emotional burdens, all of which could have been prevented had the responsible person or party not been negligent in their actions.
Catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Thermal or chemical burns
- And more
At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we can help you recover financial compensation for the life-altering pain and suffering caused to you. Of course, nothing can undo the physical and mental harm you have suffered, but with the appropriate amount of compensation you can more better afford your medical bills and live as comfortably as possible. Financial compensation may help pay for your long-term care needs and provide for your family, especially if your injuries prevent you from returning to work and earning an income.
If you have been injured in a preventable accident, speak with a member of our team to learn more about your options. Call our office today at (713) 999-3681 or contact us online.
How Can I Get Compensation After a Catastrophic Injury?
Because your primary focus after suffering a catastrophic injury should be on your recovery – not the anxiety and stress of how you will pay for medical bills and make ends meet – we will be your legal advocates. We will work to prove your injuries were the fault of the negligent person or party and that your injuries could have been prevented if proper care had been taken.
Be prepared, you may be offered a financial settlement with the stipulation that you will not file a lawsuit against the responsible person or party who caused your injuries, but do not accept it until one of our Houston catastrophic injury attorneys has reviewed the details first. It can be tempting to sign your name on the dotted line immediately and take the money just so you can move on, but resist this. You can, and should, have a lawyer look over the details of the settlement first. Our dedicated team has the knowledge and years of experience to fight for the best outcome, one that will ensure your continued care and well-being. We will fight with the responsible parties and insurance companies on your behalf and, if necessary, we will push for a trial to get the fair compensation you are owed.
You may be able to collect the following compensation for economic and non-economic damages you have suffered:
- Past and future medical bills
- Rehabilitative care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment
How Can I Prove My Case?
In most injury accident cases, there is a question of who was at fault, and there is the legal concept of “negligence,” meaning an accident could have been prevented if a person had acted with a standard duty of care. For instance, a person should not text and drive, as it can cause an accident and harm another driver. There are many other examples, but all involve one party breaching their duty of care to not harm another person.
The burden of proof in a catastrophic injury claim is on you to convince the judge, jury, or even insurance adjuster that the person you are suing was responsible for your injuries. Because it can be such a challenge to get a fair payout if you are facing severe injuries, this is why it’s important to have a skilled attorney by your side who can provide compelling evidence that you were harmed unnecessarily and are owed damages (the legal term for compensation).
You should have the following documentation to prove your injury case:
- Medical diagnoses and bills
- Costs of rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy
- Damages to your personal property, such as your car, if applicable
- Photos of the accident scene
- Police reports or documentation
- Eyewitness statements
Call Our Office Today to Receive a Free Consultation
In the aftermath of a traumatic accident, it is understandable that legal action may not be your first priority. That is why our Houston catastrophic injury lawyers stand at the ready to help you obtain the justice you deserve while you focus on your recovery. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs is committed to excellence and is prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for justice on your behalf.
To get started with a free case evaluation, please click here to fill out an online form, or call us today at (713) 999-3681.