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Catastrophic Injuries

Rely on The Herrera Law Firm, Inc., for the Representation You Need

Catastrophic injuries can change your life forever. You may have many significant decisions to make after a significant injury. You may have to decide where to get medical treatment or how much time you need to take off from work. You may have to decide whether you want to settle a case with your insurance company or fight them for the compensation you deserve.

Examples of catastrophic injuries

Examples of serious or catastrophic injuries we see in Texas include:

Serious injuries resulting in lifelong disabilities can result in skyrocketing medical bills and loss of income. If you were injured, you may experience non-monetary losses such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. When we handle serious injury cases, we consult with medical professionals who are victim advocates to build a strong case.

Loss of Sight

Losing the ability to see due to an accident can be devastating. If you lose vision, or "go blind," you may be unable to work in the same capacity. You may be unable to enjoy hobbies or participate in other activities you once did.

A loss of vision injury due to negligence demands tough representation. At The Herrera Law Firm, our experienced San Antonio personal injury attorneys take aggressive action against the insurance companies in pursuit of the compensation injury victims need - and deserve - to cover the long-term costs associated with their injuries.

Without question, a person who suddenly loses partial vision or total vision can face significant challenges. Depending on the extent or loss of vision, a victim may become unable to drive a car, to continue working, or care for children or other dependents. You may have done your own home repair or car repair, but a blindness injury may result in having to pay someone to do those jobs. Loss of vision injuries can be a result of auto accidents, truck wrecks or motorcycle crashes, but also might occur as a result of a workplace accident.

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Internal Injury

An internal injury from a car accident or any other type of accident due to negligence can turn grave in moments because of potential blood loss and impaired function of crucial organs. If you sustained an internal injury or a loved one was injured or killed, you may need representation from an experienced accident claim lawyer in Texas.

An internal injury can result in the death of a victim, which may prompt a wrongful death lawsuit. Internal injuries are common in motorcycle accidents and 18-wheeler wrecks. You may be entitled to damages for losses sustained in an accident, including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Internal injuries may affect any organ, but some of the following are common internal injuries:

  • Liver damage
  • Spleen damage
  • Pancreas injury
  • Stomach injury

Internal damage may include "shock," which occurs when the injured victim's body begins to shut down as a result of internal bleeding, significant blood loss or damage to the nervous system.

The following are signs of shock that you may see or experience in a serious accident:

  • Clammy skin
  • Confusion
  • Paleness
  • Shallow breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • General weakness

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Electrocution Accidents

An electrocution accident is not only traumatic, but can have potentially life-altering consequences. Electrocution accidents may result in brain damage, severe burns, and internal injury, among other ailments. Electrocution may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas. A worker may be electrocuted because of failure to comply with regulations for working around power wires, or failing to follow protocol for installing electrical systems. Federal and state codes regulate the way electricity is used.

If you or a loved one was involved in an electrocution accident, the long-term cost of your injuries may be devastating. You may be entitled to compensation for loss of wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering, among other potential damages. At The Herrera Law Firm, an electrocution injury attorney can fight for your rights.

Please note: The Herrera Law Firm does not accept workers' compensation cases, but does handle third-party claims related to workers' compensation.

If you were injured on the job, you may be able to pursue compensation from someone other than your employer, or a third party. The involvement of a general contractor, construction manager, or site foreman may influence who is responsible for a hazard that remains undetected on a construction site.

Electrocution accidents may arise out of the following conditions (among others):

  • Improperly installed wiring
  • Failure to warn employees of high voltage area
  • Tree workers directed to work near power lines in violation of protocol

An electrocution accident may be traced back to a violation of federal Occupational Safety Health and Administration (OSHA) guidelines. If you or a loved one was been injured in an electrocution accident, choose an experienced law firm.

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Fractures, Broken Bone Injury

Fractures and broken bone injuries can range in severity. A broken femur bone, for example, may lead to a significant rehabilitation period resulting in loss of income and other potential setbacks. A hairline fracture from an accident, while not as significant as a broken femur bone, can still create hardships, such as lost time from work for medical appointments and possibly loss of income because you may have to pay someone to do repairs you formerly took care of yourself.

How fractures, broken bone accidents occur

Fractures and broken bones are injuries that may occur in auto accidents, truck wrecks or motorcycle crashes. Other types of injuries that may result in broken bones include:

  • Slip and falls on sidewalks or stairways
  • Workplace accidents such as falling from a ladder
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Injuries at playgrounds

Types of fractures or broken bone injuries

Common types of fractures or broken bones in accidents include:

  • Complete fracture: Bone breaks in two
  • Incomplete fracture: Bone is partially broken
  • Compound or open fracture: Bone tears through the skin
  • Simple fracture: Hairline crack

The following are some possible consequences from fractures or broken bones:

  • A victim may be unable to work for months at a time or even longer.
  • A child's development or growth may be affected.
  • A bone may not heal properly, leading to additional medical procedures.
  • The injury may require surgery or implantation of metal plates.

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Amputation/Loss of Limbs

Losing a limb due to amputation is a traumatic ordeal. The amputation may have a far-reaching effect on the victim's life. You may be unable to work in certain job settings or take care of children full time.

Insurance companies may try to block your efforts to get fair compensation. An aggressive attorney can fight relentlessly for amputation victims with the goal of obtaining maximum compensation. The experienced team of legal professionals at The Herrera Law Firm have the experience, resources and knowledge that catastrophic injury victims need to obtain compensation for their losses.

Roughly three million amputees live in the United States. Many of them lost limbs due to tragic events, including auto accidents and motorcycle accidents, which could have been prevented.

If you sustained a loss of limb or amputation injury because of someone's negligence, it's crucial to retain a qualified attorney. A severe injury can lead to skyrocketing medical bills and a significant loss of income, as well as pain and suffering and emotional trauma. The insurance company for the negligent individual or party typically will try to minimize payment to accident victims.

Don't be intimidated. Level the playing field. Retain a hard-working lawyer. Contact The Herrera Law Firm. When we handle severe injury cases, we tirelessly pursue the maximum compensation allowed under state law.

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