While some accidents are relatively mild, leading to minor or no injuries, others are incredibly devastating. Victims of such accidents often suffer severe bodily injuries, which typically require extensive medical attention and ongoing care. Victims might even sustain permanent disabilities, affecting everything from their ability to earn a living to their ability to care for themselves.
Victims of serious accidents could be entitled to financial compensation for their losses, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. It’s important to speak with a skilled attorney who can help you take on the liable insurance company and fight to maximize your recovery.
At Tijerina Legal Group, we have years of experience handling severe bodily injury claims. Our award-winning personal injury attorney, Humberto Tijerina, has successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients and is ready to fight for you, too.
Common Severe Bodily Injuries Caused By Accidents
Any accident, especially car crashes, can lead to a wide range of injuries. Also known as “catastrophic injuries,” severe bodily injuries vary greatly but they have one thing in common: they all have serious, lasting effects on the lives of victims and their loved ones. Accidents often lead to the following severe bodily injuries:
Spinal cord injuries
Filing a Severe Bodily Injury Claim in Texas
Any injury can change your life, but severe bodily injuries tend to have vastly more significant effects. After an accident that leads to severe bodily injury, it’s important that you know your rights, including your potential right to file a personal injury claim.
In order to have grounds to file a severe bodily injury claim in Texas, you will need to prove the following elements:
Because catastrophic injuries are so severe, they often require not only immediate emergency medical attention, but also ongoing treatment and care. The cost of treating a severe bodily injury can be exorbitant, costing victims and their families hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over the years. In addition, victims are often unable to return to work and, thus, lose wages and other benefits they would have otherwise earned had they not been injured. And, of course, catastrophic injury victims often suffer a great deal of physical pain and emotional distress as a result of their initial injuries and their effects.
We help clients fight for fair compensation in severe bodily injury cases. This often includes the following damages:
- Initial emergency medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Ongoing and future medical care costs
- Lost income, wages, and other benefits
- Lost future earnings and loss of earning ability
- Emotional trauma and distress
- In-home care costs
- Modifications to a home, vehicle, etc.
- Counseling services
- Property damage repair costs
Additionally, our firm may be able to help you seek punitive damages if your injuries were the result of someone else’s egregious negligence. Punitive damages are meant to punish those whose conduct displays an extreme disregard for the lives of others, such as in the case of an intoxicated driver or extremely reckless motorist.