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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Assisting Clients in Texas and New Mexico
Suffering a serious injury can be debilitating no matter how fast the recovery is, but a catastrophic injury attorney can help.
However, some types of personal injuries are so severe that they need months or years to heal.
In certain situations, injuries are so critical that they result in lifelong disabilities.
Many catastrophic injuries are life-threatening injuries.
Patients must undergo significant lifestyle changes to live with the aftermath of such a serious accident.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), a catastrophic injury is an injury to a person’s brain, spinal cord, or spine. In some cases, catastrophic injuries can also refer to injuries to a person’s internal organs, bone fractures, amputations, and severe burn injuries.
Personal injury attorneys tend to use the term catastrophic injuries broadly. They include any injuries that result in temporary or permanent disabilities.
Examples of catastrophic injuries for which you may be able to file a claim include but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other forms of head trauma;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Broken bones or fractures;
- Organ damage;
- Amputations; and
- Severe burn injuries.
A catastrophic injury lawyer can help you to seek compensation.
Types of Accidents That Often Result in Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can happen in almost any accident. Plaintiffs could be facing injuries from:
- Auto accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents;
- Oil Field Injuries;
- DUI crashes; and
- Workplace accidents.
A catastrophic personal injury can happen in almost any accident. You should always seek help from a dedicated advocate with experience handling cases similar to your own.
The Statute of Limitations for a Catastrophic Injury Claim
When you get hurt in a serious accident and suffer a catastrophic injury, you have a limited amount of time to file your claim. The statute of limitations begins running when the person suffers an injury. When someone suffers catastrophic injuries, New Mexico law (N.M. Stat. § 37-1-8), says that a person has three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Contact a Catastrophic Injury Attorney About Your Case
Were you recently injured in an accident that resulted in a catastrophic injury? Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severe fractures often lead to partial and total disabilities, and it is important to work with a catastrophic injury lawyer on your claim. Contact FCHC to talk to someone about your case.