When someone is injured due to another person’s negligence, there are instances where the person can be held liable for those injuries. Unfortunately, in some cases, the victim could lose their lives and in other cases, could suffer catastrophic injuries. In Texas, personal injury laws help protect victims and surviving family members.
Understanding catastrophic bodily injury
Motor vehicle accidents, serious falls and even injuries which occur in the workplace can cause injuries which are life-altering. While any type of injury is devastating, there are some injuries that require long-term and in some cases, life-long care. Some of these injuries include:
- Injuries resulting in amputations – when an accident occurs that results in a crushing injury or deep wounds that are impossible to repair, victims could lose a limb as a result of the accident. Not only are the physical changes difficult, but many victims suffer long-term depression and other problems.
- Traumatic brain injuries – these types of injuries can be caused by serious blows to the head during a car accident, because of a defective product that causes head injuries or when something falls on a victim in a construction area. These injuries can result in paralysis and other problems and sometimes victims can require life-long nursing care.
- Burn injuries – a defective product which explodes, a fiery car accident and other types of accidents can result in burns. Minor burns are fairly easy to treat but serious burns can result in life-long scars, pain and could result in permanent disability due to disfigurement.
- Spinal cord injuries – spinal cord injuries could mean a victim never walks again. These injuries are devastating and can result in complications that could ultimately result in death since they impact the central nervous system.
Anyone who has been involved in a serious accident that someone else is responsible for needs to reach out to a personal injury attorney. In the event the victim is deceased, surviving family members have the legal right to file a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death suits are civil suits that can hold the responsible parties financially liable.
If you were in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury or you’re a family member of a person who lost their life because someone else was negligent, contact The Roberts Law Firm at (713) 630-0900. We’ll review your case and guide you through the Texas personal injury process.