Galveston is home to beautiful coastal views, lively tourist attractions, and much-anticipated yearly events. Unfortunately, accidents can happen even in this picturesque community.
If you or a loved one suffered a severe or fatal injury due to someone else’s negligence, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ is ready to advocate for you. A catastrophic injury lawyer serving Galveston from our team can pursue recovery for your medical bills and other related damages.
You deserve access to the resources you need to heal, and that should not come at the expense of your family’s financial future.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury? Can I Seek Recovery?
The law defines a catastrophic injury as one that significantly changes the way the sufferer works and lives. Usually, catastrophic injuries occur suddenly and result in permanent conditions. Catastrophic injuries can also lead to fatalities.
We advocate for people who have suffered:
- Loss of mobility or paralysis
- Loss of a limb or limb impairment
- Loss of a body part
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Facial injuries
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of sexual function
- Brain damage
- Organ damage
- Reliance on medications, mobility aids, or medical devices
- The inability to care for oneself or perform activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, and eating
Our Attorneys Serving Galveston Advocate for People Hurt in These Situations
We handle personal injury cases involving, but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Defective products, drugs, and medical devices
- Medical malpractice
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
What You Can Expect from Your Legal Team Serving Galveston County
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury because someone else behaved negligently, recklessly, or wrongfully, they should pay for your damages. You should not have to drain your family’s savings or struggle to pay for necessary medical care. You deserve financial recovery for your injury-related expenses.
Each case is different, and our approach to pursuing recovery is unique to every client. However, to secure awards with an insurance claim or lawsuit, our lawyers must establish:
- The other party owed you a duty of care.
- The other party’s actions breached that duty of care.
- You suffered an injury due to the breach.
- Your injury resulted in financial losses and pain and suffering.
Unless you have legal experience, proving negligence on your own can be difficult– especially while recovering from a serious injury. That’s where our team comes in. We’ve been supporting injured claimants since 2002, and we know what goes into building a successful case.
We Will Gather Evidence to Strengthen Your Case
Our catastrophic injury team can collect evidence to support your right to damages. Through an investigation, we can find and use the following information:
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Pictures of your vehicle’s damages
- Cellphone video or surveillance footage
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reconstruction reports and findings
- Police or accident reports
- Driving or employment records
- Medical records
- Accident-related bills and receipts
- Pay stubs
- Testimony from your doctor about the long-term effects of your injury and the ongoing cost of treatment
- Testimony from economists and vocational experts about the effect of your accident on your finances and ability to work
We Will Pursue Recovery for Your Injury-Related Losses
The financial impact of a catastrophic injury can be immense. For example, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), the average comprehensive cost (including economic and non-economic losses) of a disabling car accident injury was $1.252 million in 2020. The cost of a fatal injury was more than $11 million.
How much recovery is available in your case is unique to your accident and injuries. However, our attorneys will fight for the best possible settlement or verdict for your damages, including:
- Medical costs. You can recoup your current medical expenses and recover awards to pay for future treatments, including doctor and hospital visits, rehabilitation and therapy, surgical procedures, and long-term nursing care.
- Lost income. Catastrophic injuries often force the sufferer to cut back at work, take a different job, or leave the workforce. We can recover lost wages, benefits, earnings, and the loss of your future earning capacity.
- Various expenses. You may need to pay for household services you can no longer perform, such as lawn care, laundry, or cleaning. You may also need to modify your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury. We can help you identify and pursue these and other miscellaneous expenses.
- Pain and suffering. Awards for pain and suffering include monetary recovery for your physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Wrongful death. If your loved one suffered a fatal catastrophic injury, we can seek their medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and future lost income. You may also seek awards for your own pain and suffering.
We Will Manage Each of Your Case’s Deadlines
Texas law establishes a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases. You must file your lawsuit within this window, or the court will likely dismiss your case. An expired statute of limitations can also reduce your bargaining power with the insurance companies, leading to a reduced or denied settlement.
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ Can Get Started on Your Case Today
Helping personal injury victims and their families is all we do. Therefore, we know how important financial recovery is for maintaining your health and securing your future.
To learn more about working with our catastrophic injury lawyers serving Galveston, call our office today for a free case evaluation.
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