When An Injury Changes Your Life
Most of us, at one time or another, will be in a fender bender or will trip and fall and get hurt. In these cases, we either rest and recover or seek medical help and return to our lives. With a catastrophic injury, there really is no “getting better” on the horizon. Your whole life, and the lives of your family, is changed after this type of injury.
Luisa Calderon is a Texas trial attorney with over a decade of experience. She understands how insurance companies work. She knows the tactics they use to minimize the significance and cost of a serious, debilitating and potentially lifelong injury. At The Calderon Firm, she advocates for the injured to ensure that the value of the claim is not only accurately estimated but that full compensation is negotiated or pursued in court as well.
What Makes A Catastrophic Injury Unique?
Catastrophic injuries are a special category of injuries that the American Medical Association (AMA) defines as severe. These injuries typically affect the spine and spinal cord or head and brain, resulting in concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia.
The most common causes of catastrophic injuries are motor vehicle accidents involving:
- Semi trucks or tractor-trailers
- Bus, boat and airplane accidents
- Car accidents
- Surgical errors and medical malpractice cases
Catastrophic injuries are not injuries that people tend to heal from and move on. They are devastating and life-altering. Catastrophic injuries are typically life-long and require intensive care and medical treatment. Unfortunately, they are so severe that they can be fatal.
Because catastrophic injuries can end up in court, it is wise to work with a personal injury attorney who has extensive trial experience and is skilled in gathering and presenting evidence to a judge or jury.
Different Damages In Catastrophic Injury Cases
Some injuries require a short hospital stay and then a few days or weeks off of work. Catastrophic injuries most often mean that the victim will not be able to ever return to the workforce. This loss of income and benefits, coupled with the significant medical bills, can put a strain on a family’s financial resources. In fact, it has caused some people to file for bankruptcy.
In a catastrophic injury case, the damages that are pursued often include:
- The loss of current and future income until retirement age
- The loss of companionship the family suffers
- All current and future medical expenses
- In the event of death, all funeral and burial expenses
- Compensation for the grief and anguish of family members
- In the event of extreme negligence, punitive damages will be pursued
In any serious injury case, it is most important to document the injury and all costs related to this injury. Luisa Calderon will work with you to prepare the necessary evidence. She will counter any argument the insurance company may employ to deny your claim. If a negotiated settlement out of court is not possible or in your best interest, Ms. Calderon will pursue your case in court.
Connect With Luisa Calderon For Personal Legal Representation
Find out more about what Ms. Calderon can do for your family after a catastrophic injury. Ms. Calderon offers a free consultation for family members who are dealing with a serious injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Call 832-626-1306 or get in touch via website contact email. Located in Houston, The Calderon Firm serves injury clients throughout the greater Houston area.