Odessa Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Catastrophic Injury Claims in Texas
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe, life-changing injury, you may have grounds for a catastrophic injury claim. While these claims are ostensibly similar to standard personal injury cases, the complexity and severity of catastrophic injuries requires the skill of an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer.
At Hanna Allen, PLLC, our attorneys have more than 150 years of combined legal experience, as well as a long, proven track record of success in complex catastrophic injury cases. We understand the challenges you and your family are facing, and we want to help. We strive to maximize our clients’ recoveries, allowing them to obtain the critical resources they need to focus on healing and moving forward with their lives.
Catastrophic Injuries Defined
There is no set definition of a catastrophic injury. However, it is generally accepted that any injury with permanent, significant, and/or lasting effects can be classified as “catastrophic.”
Examples of relatively common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Severe burns
- Birth injuries
- Loss of limb/amputation
- Bone fractures
- Chronic illnesses
- Eye and face injuries
- Hearing loss
These types of injuries often result in devastating physical, mental, emotional, and financial consequences for victims and their families. The complexity of these injuries, as well as the extensive nature of related damages, makes it necessary to consult an attorney with experience in this particular area of law. Catastrophic injury cases are not the same as standard personal injury claims. You need someone who understands the nuances of your injury, its effect on your life and your future, and what it will take to ensure you are fully compensated for your damages.
At Hanna Allen, PLLC, our attorneys have extensive experience representing victims of catastrophic injuries, as well as their families. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, including numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. We are ready to utilize our resources and innovative legal strategies to your advantage.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Victims
Due to their complexity and severity, catastrophic injuries often lead to significant, life-altering economic and non-economic hardships. Collectively known as “damages,” these losses can permanently affect the lives of victims and their families. At Hanna Allen, PLLC, our goal is to hold the liable party accountable for the damage they have caused by recovering the full amount you are owed.
Depending on the specifics of your situation, you could be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Surgery and other medical treatments
- Prescription medication costs
- Medical equipment, such as wheelchairs or prosthetics
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and benefits
- Loss of future expected earnings
- Loss of earning capacity due to disability or impairment
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment/quality of life
- Mental health services, such as counseling or therapy
In some cases, you may even be entitled to punitive, or “exemplary,” damages. Unlike the compensatory damages listed above, punitive damages do not compensate you for specific losses. Rather, they are meant to punish the defendant for gross negligence or intentional infliction of injury.
We recommend that you consult with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer, like those at Hanna Allen, PLLC, to learn more about the types of damages you may be entitled to receive. Our legal team can provide more information specific to your situation, including the potential overall value of your case, during a free initial consultation.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle
Our Odessa catastrophic injury lawyers have years of experience handling all types of catastrophic injury claims, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Work injuries
- Oilfield injuries
- Construction accidents
We have also handled numerous cases involving defective products, sports and recreation accidents, and criminal acts/violence leading to catastrophic injury.
When you choose Hanna Allen, PLLC, you choose a team that will always prioritize your best interests. We take the time to get to know each of our clients, providing personal attention and empathetic counsel throughout the legal process. Our attorneys are here to guide you through this difficult time in your life and handle every legal detail so that you can focus on what matters most: healing.
You Owe Nothing Unless We Win Your Case
When you are facing mounting medical bills, weeks or months of lost income, and other serious financial hardships, the thought of paying for an attorney can be a huge hurdle in filing a catastrophic injury claim. However, at Hanna Allen, PLLC, we provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only collect attorney fees based on a percentage of your recovery. In other words, if we do not recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not pay.
Studies show that people who work with personal injury lawyers tend to recover better settlements than those who try to resolve their cases on their own. This is especially true in catastrophic injury cases, when the stakes are particularly high.
If you or someone you care about has been severely injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, reach out to Hanna Allen, PLLC right away to learn how we can help. We offer legal services in English and Spanish and provide free consultations in person or by phone for your convenience.