Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
The catastrophic injury attorneys of Chandler McNulty LLP represent individuals and families who have been impacted by catastrophic injuries When an injury is considered to be catastrophic in nature, it can often be fatal, or if the person survives, it might leave them with severe functional disabilities that can last a lifetime.
As a result, many catastrophic injuries will require intensive medical treatment that can include very lengthy initial hospital stays, as well as extensive follow-up care and treatment. In addition to tremendous medical costs, many people with catastrophic injuries will never be able to return to their previous jobs, and some injuries can be so severe that the victim will never be able to enjoy life as they once did.
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you could be entitled to significant compensation. Insurance companies are notorious for ignoring the impact that accidents can have on the lives of accident victims, and instead, they often look to protect themselves and their profits by denying your claim or offering you a lowball settlement offer.
Chandler McNulty LLP has a long track record of helping those with catastrophic injury cases. We will not back down from a fight with the insurance company or any other party standing between you and the compensation you rightfully deserve. Call (713) 997-8310 for an honest and thorough evaluation of your case or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
Do I Need A Catastrophic Injury Attorney?
After an accident that results in catastrophic injuries, you or your family will often be contacted by the insurance company for the negligent party. A representative for the insurer may try very hard to convince you that the insurance company is going to take care of you. The insurance adjuster’s goal, however, will be to save the company money by shifting blame onto others (including you) or offering you as little as possible to make your case go away.
While insurance company representatives are not on your side, your personal injury lawyer will provide qualified legal counsel during this difficult time. Your best interests are their first and foremost concern.
Not every attorney has the right experience and resources to handle catastrophic injury cases, however. Make sure that the law firm you select has a track record of successful verdicts and settlements in cases that are similar to yours.
An experienced attorney is going to be able to immediately conduct their own thorough and exhaustive investigation into your accident to determine exactly what happened and who can be held liable. A lawyer will also be able to compile all of the evidence relating to your incident to calculate the actual value of your case.
Why Choose Chandler McNulty LLP To Handle My Case?
Our partners at Chandler McNulty, LLP have nearly four decades of combined legal experience. We have tried cases throughout the United States with defendants from some of the most prominent corporations in the nation.
Our firm will also handle your case on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about paying us anything unless you receive a monetary award. Chandler McNulty LLP will work to achieve an appropriate financial outcome that covers all of your past, present, and future expenses. If a settlement is not possible then a jury trial may be necessary to get the appropriate compensation for your catastrophic injuries.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries Cases We Handle
Some of the most common kinds of catastrophic injury cases that Chandler McNulty, LLP handles often include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) — People often sustain TBIs as the result of major blows to the head, and some TBIs can involve possible penetrating injuries. In many cases, TBIs are somewhat invisible to other people because the injuries may lead to certain symptoms that indicate a level of impairment. Insurance companies often undervalue TBI claims and dispute the severity of the damage involved. This makes it critical for victims to have an attorney capable of proving the extent of harm resulting from a TBI.
- Paralysis — Paralysis, or being paralyzed, means a person losing control over a muscle or group of muscles in their body. Paralysis may be partial or complete, meaning a person either retains some control of muscles or lacks any control of muscles. Paralysis can also be permanent or temporary. Types of paralysis are often named by the parts of the body that are affected – with monoplegia involving only one limb, such as an arm or leg, hemiplegia involving one side of the body, diplegia involving the same area on both sides of the body, paraplegia involving both legs and sometimes parts of the trunk, and quadriplegia involving both arms and both legs and possibly everything from the neck down.
- Blindness — Blindness relates to the loss of vision and may be partial or complete. A person with partial blindness has very limited vision, while a person with complete blindness cannot see anything. Insurance companies are not always fair in their awards for blindness claims, sometimes blaming vision problems on a person’s age in an attempt to reduce the value of an injury claim.
- Organ Injury Due to Pharmaceuticals or Prescription Medication — Certain prescription drugs may have adverse effects on internal parts of the body. Certain drugs have been connected with major health complications such as liver disease or kidney failure, and the liability for these types of claims can be very complex. In some cases, a possible defect with a drug could make the manufacturer liable for internal organ injuries. In other cases, doctors could be found liable for failure to consider a person’s overall health when prescribing a medication that has major side effects.
- Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries — Injuries to a person’s neck or spinal cord can often affect other parts of the body as well. Severe spinal cord injuries can result in possible loss of movement in other parts of the body, loss of sensation in other parts of the body, and possible loss of bladder or bowel control. There can also be immense pain and suffering, as well as difficulty breathing.
- Organ Damage — Internal organ damage often relates to some kind of hypertensive damage to one of the major organs, such as the heart or kidneys. Internal organ damage is often difficult for others to be aware of because it is not overtly evident. However, there can often be very painful symptoms from such damage. In many cases, people will need to undergo corrective surgery to repair internal organ damage.
- Severe Burns — People can be potentially burned by fire, hot liquids, or electrical contact. Burn injuries are typically classified into one of three degrees. First-degree burns involve a burn of only the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, and usually heals within a matter of days. Second-degree burns involve damage to both the epidermis and the dermis, the layer of skin below the epidermis, and may require multiple weeks of recovery. Third-degree burns involve damage extending into the sweat glands and underlying tissues, and skin grafting is always required. It is possible for people to suffer higher degrees of burn injuries, although such cases are rarer and usually fatal. Fourth-degree burns extend into the fat, fifth-degree burns extend into the muscle, and sixth-degree burns extend into the bone.
- Amputations — An amputation involves the removal of a body part. People who undergo amputations will have their entire lives changed by the sudden loss of a body part. They may require expensive medical equipment or costly home modifications that insurance companies rarely feel compelled to fairly compensate for.
Texas state law does not define a catastrophic injury, but federal law found in 42 U.S.C. § 3796b(1) establishes that a catastrophic injury is defined as “an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”
Contact a Catastrophic Injuries Attorney
Have you or a loved one sustained a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence? Turn to a firm that you can trust to handle your case the right way and to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. Chandler McNulty LLP has built a reputation for fighting for the rights of those who have been severely injured in accidents caused by negligence and put our experience to work for you.
There’s no risk for you or your family members to reach out to us for help, and remember, our consultations are 100% free and confidential. We’ll be ready to discuss your case, and if you hire us, you pay nothing until or unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us at (713) 997-8310 or reach out online today.