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Catastrophic Injury FAQ

If you are coping with the aftermath of catastrophic injury, you likely have many questions and concerns about the future. At Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, we are here to answer your questions and help alleviate your burdens. Our personal injury lawyers represent injury victims throughout the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.

For a free consultation, please call us in Amarillo at (806) 547-2022 or complete our contact form. Our attorneys represent victims of brain injuries, spine injuries, burn injuries, amputations, broken bones and other life-changing injuries.

What Types Of Damages Can A Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit Cover?

Depending on the facts of the case, a catastrophic injury claim can seek damages for a variety of costs. Those costs include:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation and patient monitoring
  • Lost income due to inability to work
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Any in-home accommodations that may be necessary due to the injury

A catastrophic injury claim may also seek compensation for lost financial support that the victim might have provided for the family if not for the injury.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

The answer to this question is different for every person and depends on the facts of each case. When calculating how much financial compensation an injury victim should receive, multiple factors must be considered. Those factors include:

  • The nature and extent of the injury
  • How long the injury is expected to last
  • How the injury affects the victim’s life, including the victim’s ability to work
  • How the injury affects the lives of the victim’s family
  • The cost of any medical care and physical therapy that may be necessary as a result of the injury

For a clearer idea of the value of your case, we encourage you to contact our office in Amarillo today.

Why Do Catastrophic Injury Cases Require Strong Legal Representation?

Catastrophic injuries typically require expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, and victims and their families may be entitled to significant financial compensation for injuries. Insurance companies know that, and insurance companies have their own legal teams whose job is to minimize or deny compensation for catastrophic injuries. It is only fair that you also have a strong legal team on your side, fighting to help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve.

Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Initial Settlement Offer?

No — not before you speak with a personal injury attorney at our firm. Insurance companies are notorious for offering “lowball” settlements that come nowhere close to covering the full cost of a serious injury. The offer might look appealing at first, but you should always consult with a personal injury attorney before accepting an insurance company’s initial settlement offer. You may be entitled to significantly more than the amount offered by the insurance company. A personal injury attorney at our firm can help you seek the maximum compensation available for your specific case.

Contact Us In Amarillo Today

Get the answers you need. Call Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, at (806) 547-2022 or complete our contact form. We offer a free initial consultation, and our attorneys represent injury victims and their families throughout the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico.