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Pasadena Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Any type of injury can have a significant impact on your life. Even a minor injury, such as a broken ankle, can inconvenience you by forcing you to use crutches, incur medical bills, and possibly even take some time off from your job. In most situations, injuries heal, but a certain number will never get better or will never return you to full health. These injuries are called “catastrophic” and may require some form of legal action.

When somebody else caused you or your family member to suffer a devastating, life-altering injury, you should discuss the next steps with a Pasadena, TX catastrophic injury lawyer. Our team could help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation that you need to set your life right.

How a Serious Injury Can Occur in Pasadena

Another person’s negligence is often a primary cause of injuries, including those that are considered catastrophic or serious. In Galena Park, these types of injuries frequently occur after accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, construction accidents, fires, workplace accidents, sporting and recreation accidents, and slip and falls. They can also happen after someone uses a defective product, ingests a dangerous drug, or suffers exposure to a dangerous toxic substance. When doctors or other healthcare practitioners make medical mistakes, malpractice can also have a catastrophic outcome.

Intentional criminal conduct can also produce permanent damage. Violent assaults, gunshot wounds, and stabbings can have permanent, life-altering effects, and a claim for damages can exist separately from any criminal charge.

Pasadena attorneys have extensive experience helping investigate catastrophic injuries. They know how to locate, gather, and secure the right kinds of evidence against the at-fault party.

What Are Some Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries are life-changing, usually involving some sort of functional disability, which can even be permanent. Texas courts typically recognize the following types of injuries as catastrophic:

  • Nerve damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Facial scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of sight or hearing
  • Birth injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, often causing paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Amputation of a limb
  • Brain injuries

Catastrophic injury survivors frequently face significant changes in their lives. Depending on the severity of their physical, cognitive, or emotional harm, they might need lifelong care or round-the-clock nursing help with their daily needs. They might need to purchase medical equipment and supplies. Survivors of brain injuries may have memory lapses, behavioral or personality changes, and they may need to relearn how to do even simple tasks, such as eating and talking.

Mobility Challenges

If they face mobility challenges, an injured person might need to renovate their home to add a wheelchair ramp, move their bedroom to the first floor, or look into purchasing a specialized van that can transport them. Yet home renovations might not be enough for some people with the most severe damage. They might need to move to assisted living centers or nursing homes to receive specialized care. Caring for these catastrophic injuries is expensive, which is where a skilled Pasadena attorney could help. They could help a catastrophic injury survivor receive the compensation they need to pay for the medical expenses and other costs that will likely follow them for years or the rest of their life.

Let a Pasadena Catastrophic Injury Attorney Help You Recover Financially

If somebody’s actions or inactions caused you or your loved one to suffer a devastating injury in the South Houston area, Schechter, Shaffer & Harris can represent you in a civil claim.

They work tirelessly to hold at-fault parties accountable for their negligence, but there is a limited window of time to file a claim so you must act quickly. Contact our office today and explain your situation.

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