Catastrophic injuries can change the lives of victims and their families in an instant. This type of injury can leave an individual with severe disabilities for the rest of their life. Spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and loss of vision are just a few examples of this type of life-changing event. Together, Randy Akin and Greg Burton have spent more than 40 years helping victims in the Longview, TX-area secure full compensation for their pain and suffering. Our catastrophic injury attorneys can handle all aspects of your case to allow you and your family to focus on recovery. Contact our office online or call us at (903) 297-8929 to schedule your free case evaluation today.
Understanding Catastrophic Injuries
In legal terms, a catastrophic injury permanently prevents an individual from working. The impact that this type of injury has on an individual's life and their family can last a lifetime. Often, a catastrophic illness or injury disrupts the central nervous system. Common catastrophic injuries include:
- Accidental amputation
- Severe burns
- Eye damage
- Multiple bone fracture
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Organ damage
- Neurological disorders that result in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
Typically, catastrophic injuries are the result of another party’s negligence. This party may be an employer who failed to provide a safe working environment, a doctor or staff member of a hospital who acted carelessly, or a business or residence that did not correct hazardous conditions. Catastrophic incidents can also occur as a result of criminal activities.
The lifelong disabilities resulting from these injuries can put stress on the victim as well as their family. The victim may require constant supervision or assistance for the rest of their life. Catastrophic injuries are also typically associated with a lifetime of medical expenses.
The amount of compensation you receive will likely affect your future quality of life, as well as the medical care and support you are able to obtain.
Attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton can help you and your family collect compensation for the damages you have experienced, including:
- Permanent disability
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
While your insurance company may provide you with a settlement for the immediate effects of an injury, the effects of a catastrophic injury are typically far-reaching and have huge financial implications. The amount of compensation you receive will likely affect your future quality of life, as well as the medical care and support you are able to obtain.
Hire an Attorney Who Will Support You
At our firm, we understand how difficult the aftermath of a catastrophic injury can be. By hiring our attorneys, you can rest assured that we will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on recovery. Depending on your case, we may be able to obtain the compensation you need through mediation, avoiding the cost and stress of a courtroom trial. However, personal injury attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton will not hesitate to go to court if necessary to protect your best interests.
Your Free Case Evaluation
If you are struggling with the after effects of a catastrophic injury caused by the recklessness of another party, our attorneys can help. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today by calling (903) 297-8929 or contacting our office online.