Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Fights for Victims in Kerrville, Texas
Certified personal injury trial lawyer pursues full compensation
Victims of every type of negligent personal injury deserve full compensation for their losses. But victims who suffer catastrophic injuries have a more urgent need to maximize their recovery, because their financial future is much more dependent on their damage award or settlement. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you must choose your legal representation very carefully. When you come to the Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C., you get expertise you won’t find elsewhere. I have been certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1999. Board certification is a mark of excellence and distinctive accomplishment, so you can trust I have the knowledge, skill, experience, and determination to deliver the positive results you need.
Defining catastrophic injury in negligence cases
A catastrophic injury changes the victim’s life forever and cries out for justice. Victims may experience permanent disability, chronic debilitating pain, or disfigurement. Types of catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputation — The loss of a limb is a permanently disabling injury. Although prosthetics have improved greatly in recent years, even the best artificial limb is a poor substitute for the real thing.
- Burns — Scars from severe burns are disfiguring, and they also cause the loss of an essential function of the skin, which is to protect the body from infection.
- Crush injuries — Bones and internal organs that have been crushed may never fully recover, so the victim loses much or all use of the crushed body part.
- Spinal cord injury — Depending on the severity and location of spinal trauma, victims can lose partial or complete use of their limbs and the vital function of internal organs such as bladder and bowels. Renal failure is also common in cases of paraplegia and quadriplegia.
- Traumatic brain injury — A heavy blow to the head, severe shaking, or penetration of the skull by a foreign object can cause destruction of brain tissue and permanent impairment. Results may include loss of cognitive function, loss of neuro-muscular control, speech difficulties, mood swings, depression and other emotional problems.
Of course, the most tragic result of an accident is a wrongful death, where the victim is taken permanently from his or her family.
Maximizing your recovery for a catastrophic injury in Kerrville
Personal injury law imposes costs on wrongdoers when their careless, reckless or deliberate acts or omissions cause harm to innocent people. In personal injury cases, the court can order a defendant to pay compensation for the victim’s losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
When the injury is permanent and disabling, the victim can also claim these losses:
- Future medical expenses
- Future lost income
- Future costs of homecare
- Costs to modify a home and/or to accommodate a disability
- Costs of medical devices
- Future pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
But getting an award or settlement that covers these additional claims can be difficult. With so much riding on your personal injury recovery, you should only trust your case to a lawyer who is proven to deliver results. I am a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer with a 35-year record of success, and I’m ready to fight for you.
Contact a board-certified trial lawyer for your catastrophic personal injury case in Kerrville
If your personal injury is permanent and disabling, you deserve a lifetime of compensation. At the Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C., I fight to deliver the maximum possible recovery for my clients by settlement or jury verdict. To schedule a free consultation in my Kerrville office, call 844-337-5819 or contact me online.