Amarillo Catastrophic Accident Attorneys
Offering Free Consultations for Life-Changing Circumstances
A catastrophic accident changes the victim's life forever. While you struggle to adjust, ask our skilled Amarillo injury lawyers to review your case to help you move toward financial compensation for the tragedy you have experienced. Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP provides free consultations with our team.
Catastrophic injury claims are intended to support the families and the victims who have experienced:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Permanent spinal cord injuries
- Multiple fractures or breaks
- Internal damage to organs
- Wrongful death
We proactively investigate your case, seeking to outline the party responsible for the injury in order to not only help you collect financial help but also to hold those responsible accountable for their negligence.
Identifying the Most Catastrophic Injuries
Any injury, regardless of severity, can feel difficult to overcome and the person who suffers the injury is often unsure of what to do next. In personal injury law, though, the most severe injuries are referred to as catastrophic and they add an element to these types of cases.
The most catastrophic injuries can require extensive medical care and result in long-term damages. Recognizing which injuries are categorized as such can help you understand if you suffered from one and what legal options come next.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (also referred to as TBIs) can be some of the most serious types of injuries because even the mildest injury can have a significant impact on your health. This includes a concussion caused by the brain moving inside the brain and making contact.
These types of injuries can range, often resulting in short-term problems like memory loss, confusion, and loss of balance to long-term issues including seizures, increased risk of stroke, and trouble with speech. When you suffer a TBI, it’s imperative to hold the negligent party accountable as the expenses can begin to rise quickly.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Any spine injury can be serious, including bulging discs. However, the most severe spine injury can cause the injured party to suffer paralysis, leaving them immobilized from the location of the injury and below. Paralysis can be either complete or incomplete, resulting in total loss of motor function or some motor function remaining.
A spinal cord injury may require lifelong care, medical equipment (such as a wheelchair and other adjustments to your home or car), and constant medical attention.
When someone suffers a burn injury, it’s usually an accident. However, there are times when negligence is involved and the individual can suffer significant damages in the form of second and third-degree burns (which can include damage to the nerves below the skin).
These types of burns can occur with chemical burns, when someone spills a hot liquid one you, or when making contact with a hot item. Should negligence be involved, the person responsible can be held accountable for the damages you sustain.
Internal Organ Damage
Your bodily relies on your organs to function properly. Unfortunately, acts of violence, car accidents, and other negligent-related problems can lead to them suffering significant damage. This can also result in internal bleeding which can be fatal if not properly detected in a timely manner.
Internal organ damage can result in parts of the body shutting down and leave individuals to deal with the pain and aftermath.
There are numerous situations where amputations are required for the sake of a person’s health. However, there are also situations involving negligence—such as car accidents, medical errors, and more—in which amputation is preventable, but it can happen.
The Complexities of Catastrophic Injury Representation
Our firm focuses much of our energy on the support and representation of personal injury claims. Catastrophic injuries in particular are a passion of ours, as we want to help those whose lives have been forever changed so that they do not have to also suffer under the financial burden of covering funeral costs, medical expenses, long-term health care and therapy needs, and loss of income.
We remain active in the legal community, keeping ourselves up-to-date on the latest techniques for delving into personal injury claims so as to retain compensation for clients. Many of our attorneys are board-certified and many others have been named among America's Top 100 Lawyers.
You're Not Alone & You Have Options for Seeking Compensation
At Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, we put your needs first and foremost. Our catastrophic injury attorneys are able to represent clients throughout the Texas panhandle and Eastern New Mexico. We want to help you get through a very difficult situation in the most effective way possible, aiding you in your pursuit of justice against the responsible party.
Recently, we represented several clients injured or killed in gas-related accidents. Going up against a large gas company might seem unfathomable, but unless someone stands up to them, these catastrophic injuries will keep occurring. We stand up for these and many other clients facing unimaginable circumstances.