Catastrophic injuries are those that are seen as extreme by virtue of the length of time it will take you to recover and the long-term consequences. Catastrophic injuries need significant levels of medical treatments and interventions, and while they may not always be permanent, they can take months or years to heal. The effect of a catastrophic injury can be both physically and emotionally life-altering, which is why you’ll want to reach out to a Fort Worth catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible.
A Fort Worth catastrophic injury can leave you feeling devastated, overwhelmed, and unsure of your options for the future. You may be facing financial destruction because of your medical bills and inability to return to work. If your catastrophic injury was the result of the negligence of another person or entity, you are entitled to recoup your financial and emotional losses from the at-fault party’s insurer.
Yet when you are dealing with catastrophic injuries, being forced to deal with an insurance company that doesn’t want to pay what your claim is worth can be your breaking point. You may be wondering whether you will ever have the life you had prior to the accident and struggling to fight your way back.
You need a strong advocate in your corner—someone who will fight for your future by helping you obtain the medical treatments you need and the financial compensation you are entitled to receive. A Fort Worth catastrophic injury attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm is ready to help you through this difficult time with the best outcome possible.
At Noteboom—The Law Firm, we have been handling catastrophic loss cases since 1982. Because we are fully prepared to take every single case to trial if necessary, we successfully settle more than ninety percent of our cases. Insurance companies know we are never afraid to take a case to trial because we have the resources and experience necessary to go the distance. Rather than hiring an outside investigator, we have an on-staff investigator who works closely with our legal team. Our goal is to achieve a positive resolution for each and every client.
The unique approach of Noteboom—The Law Firm, has earned us a stellar reputation throughout the state of Texas. Because we have such a strong belief in our abilities, we tell potential clients, “if you can find a better law firm, hire them.” Catastrophic injuries can have a damaging effect on your future. You may lose critical motor skills and could be unable to work, care for your family, engage in hobbies and recreation, and generally enjoy your life.
Obviously, a monetary settlement cannot magically restore your life to the way it was before the accident. Even so, financial compensation can help alleviate your income loss while providing compensation for your pain and suffering. Attorneys Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, specifically handling cases involving catastrophic loss.
Catastrophic injuries are those that can leave you partially or fully disabled, those that prevent you from ever returning to your normal life, and those that will require medical treatments for years or even a lifetime. Catastrophic injuries may require multiple surgical procedures, ongoing visits to your physician and specialists, and long-term rehabilitative therapies. In many cases, the full extent and outcome of your injuries may not be clear for months or even a year or more. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:
These types of injuries can affect more than one body system, including the central nervous system, as well as the reproductive, excretory, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, and gastrointestinal systems.
There are many different types of accidents that can lead to catastrophic injuries. Some accidents are just that—accidents. Other accidents involve the negligence or carelessness of another person. Automobile accidents are one of the top causes of catastrophic accidents, most particularly large commercial truck accidents, along with motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. A large commercial truck weighs around 80,000 pounds fully loaded. When a truck collides with a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle, those in the smaller vehicle can suffer severe injuries.
Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are also extremely vulnerable when hit by a vehicle. Motorcyclists may or may not be wearing a helmet; if they are not, traumatic brain injuries are likely. Motorcyclists and bicyclists can also experience severe road rash to the point that a massive infection can set in, causing significant medical issues and even becoming life-threatening. Pedestrians, of course, are completely vulnerable when hit by a vehicle, as they don’t even have the protection of a helmet in order to escape traumatic brain injury.
Other causes of catastrophic injuries include construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, injuries caused by defective products or toxic substances, and accidents in the workplace. Catastrophic injuries are much more likely to affect not only the accident victim but also their entire family as well. In some instances, the victim of a catastrophic injury can require lifelong medical care and assistance simply to accomplish the simplest everyday tasks.
When you and your family are facing severe injuries due to the negligence of another, you need a highly experienced Fort Worth catastrophic injury attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm. Our firm has such a solid reputation that the majority of our clients come from referrals from other satisfied clients. Because we have been helping those with catastrophic injuries for almost four decades, we have a wide network of resources that will benefit you and your family. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another person or entity, contact Noteboom—The Law Firm for exceptional legal representation.