El Paso Catastrophic Injury Lawyer–Tirelessly Pursuing the Justice & Recovery You Deserve
Dealing with a catastrophic injury is incredibly difficult—knowing that this injury could have been prevented only serves to compound your pain and suffering. At Harmonson Law Firm, we help rebuild the shattered lives of people who have been catastrophically injured or who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness. CALL 915-584-8777 – WE ARE HERE FOR YOU 24/7
We strive to do everything in our power to pursue the just recovery that you are owed. When individuals, corporations, manufacturers, doctors, healthcare workers, or other entities act negligently, and your loved one is seriously injured or killed as a result, Harmonson Law Firm can help you fight for justice. We believe that no one should have to suffer the devastating consequences of someone else’s negligence on their own. To discuss your case with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer, schedule a free attorney consultation by phone or virtual appointment at 915-584-8777 today.
Truck driver James nodded off while driving down the freeway; he had exceeded his allowable hours in an effort to get the loads delivered more quickly and his sleep had suffered as a result. The trucking company James works for is aware that he has exceeded his allowable hours, but is essentially “looking the other way,” because the quicker the loads are delivered, the more money the company makes. When James fell asleep behind the wheel he veered over into another lane, slamming into Elena who was driving a compact car. The truck pinned Elena’s car against the center divider, crushing the passenger side.
When James abruptly woke up, he pulled his truck back into the lane it belonged to, but the sudden absence of pressure caused Elena’s car to flip, hitting another car before it finally came to a stop on the shoulder of the freeway, upside down. Elena was rushed to the hospital with multiple broken bones, contusions, internal injuries, and a traumatic brain injury received when her head slammed into her car window at the sudden impact. Elena is left unable to speak, unable to recognize her loved ones, and partially paralyzed. Her medical expenses and lost wages are expected to reach millions of dollars and she will require constant care for the remainder of her life.
The truck driver in this case is obviously at fault, yet the trucking company will likely be who Elena’s lawyer will sue for damages as they were aware James was exceeding his hours, therefore, had to be overly fatigued. Elena’s catastrophic injury lawyer must be familiar with medical terminology, the effects of a traumatic brain injury, and the prognosis in cases like hers. Catastrophic injuries involve higher values which in turn have more facts and complexities requiring exceptional legal experience and skill. If the fault were not so clear, Elena’s attorney would also have to prove liability in order to file a catastrophic injury claim on Elena’s behalf.
What Is “Catastrophic Personal Injury?”
A catastrophic personal injury is an injury so severe that it may require life-long medical and personal care, or even reconstructive surgery. These types of injuries are devastating for families whose loved ones may never fully recover, or may be unable to work for the rest of their life. A severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, as well as skull or spinal fractures, the loss of a limb, and severe burns that cause disfigurement or a long-term severe functional disability are considered catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries often require a lifetime of medical treatments, surgical procedures, rehabilitative therapies, assistive devices, and a painful, difficult recovery.
These types of cases typically involve injury to one of the following:
- The brain (traumatic brain injuries) are catastrophic injuries to the head that can cause lifelong effects, including speech problems, memory issues, and an array of cognitive dysfunction.
- Spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries are often associated with full or partial paralysis, circulatory and respiratory problems, exaggerated reflexes, spasms, chronic pain, and loss of bowel and bladder control.
- Severe burns can lead to life-threatening infections, severe, chronic pain, limited mobility, and disfigurement that can cause emotional trauma.
- Amputations can lead to limited mobility, the possibility of severe infections, and emotional trauma.
- Multiple bone fractures can limit the victim’s mobility and can cause infection and subsequent amputation
- Organ damage can cause many different conditions, many of them life-threatening.
- Loss of vision is considered a catastrophic injury as it can alter one’s life forever.
In the most severe of cases, a catastrophic injury even leads to the death of the loved one. In the personal injury world, these deaths are referred to as “wrongful death” cases. In fact, accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. And these unnecessary accidents can happen in all sectors of our society. Some examples of accidents that lead to catastrophic injury include:
- A trucking company that didn’t properly train or supervise the driver
- A Big Box retailer who didn’t routinely inspect their store
- Hospital executives who put profit over patient safety
- A significant fall from a construction site
- A pedestrian accident that leaves the pedestrian with multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury
- A motorcycle accident leads to severe road rash that becomes infected, leading to sepsis and subsequent amputation of a limb
These are just examples of the types of cases our team at Harmonson Law Firm has seen before, but all catastrophic injury cases have one common denominator – devastating personal and financial loss. At Harmonson Law Firm, we are committed to helping good people hurt in bad accidents. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully hurt, contact us today.
What Is “Wrongful Death?”
A “wrongful death” occurs when someone is killed as a result of another person or entity’s negligence. According to law, negligence can mean any action or inaction that is careless, reckless, or intentional in nature and that directly or indirectly leads to death. When another person acts in a manner that leads to a catastrophic injury—like driving while impaired—which in turn, leads to the death of the victim, then a wrongful death has occurred. Most wrongful deaths essentially begin as a personal injury claim—or the right to file a personal injury claim, whether or not that right was exercised prior to the death. The damages in a wrongful death claim are a bit different than those in a personal injury claim, adding burial and funeral expenses, lost income from the decedent, loss of consortium, care, and guidance, and even loss of inheritance for the children of the decedent.
How to Choose the Best Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for You
When you choose an El Paso catastrophic injury lawyer, you need an attorney who really understands how your injuries have changed your life forever. You may have to have surgical procedures and medical treatments for the rest of your life as a result of a catastrophic injury. You may never be able to return to work or to the life you had prior to your accident. Catastrophic injuries are much more complex and you need an El Paso catastrophic injury lawyer who truly understands what you are dealing with on a daily basis and how much your injuries have cost—both financially and emotionally.
Of course, you also want a catastrophic injury lawyer who knows the law regarding these severe injuries and who has medical experts as resources. When you choose Harmonson Law Firm, you will get all of these things and so much more. We will zealously advocate for you, your rights, your family, and your future from start to finish, and will not stop until we have secured a full and fair settlement on your behalf.
How Harmonson Law Firm Will Help—Helping Good People Injured in Bad Accidents
No one should have to go through the hell that you and your family are currently going through. We wish we could turn back the clock and make all of your problems simply disappear.
But what we can do is stand by your side and help you fight for justice and accountability.
At Harmonson Law Firm, we’ve helped victims and their families through hundreds of cases against the person or persons who needlessly caused their pain.
- We’ve helped the family of an architect rebuild their life after losing him to a medical negligence accident.
- We’ve helped the victim of a catastrophic injury trucking accident pay off their house and still have money left over from the settlement.
- We’ve helped the family of an infant who fell out of a faulty apartment window establish a special needs trust and secure a monetary settlement.
No matter the cause of your loved one’s injury or death, our El Paso catastrophic injury lawyer is prepared to help you navigate the legal system and fight for the justice you deserve. Contact Harmonson Law Firm today.