Plano Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic injuries are extremely damaging to one’s life and could cause someone to make unexpected changes in their life. These changes could affect someone financially, physically, and psychologically.

If you or a loved one has received a catastrophic injury, you may be entitled to file a claim. Speak with an experienced attorney to learn more. A Plano catastrophic injury lawyer could help you build a strong civil case.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of contexts, but they are most likely to occur because of high-speed car, truck, boat, or motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are especially likely to result in catastrophic injuries since riders have extremely limited protection around them while riding.

Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries and damages sustained in Plano accident cases include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs,) broken bones, fractures, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, permanent scarring (often to the face), and death.

Although catastrophic injuries can result in many years of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and permanent side effects, insurance companies and their adjusters are still often skeptical when someone claims catastrophic injuries and damages. Speak with a Plano catastrophic injury lawyer to learn more about common causes of these injuries.

Limiting Liability Exposure in Catastrophic Injury Cases

Whenever a person seeks compensation for permanent impairment sustained due to a catastrophic injury, insurance companies and their adjusters often look for reasons to limit their liability exposure. In some cases, the adjuster may even go so far as to deny liability – or fault – altogether.

Insurance adjusters also like to review prior medical records in search of other possible explanations for the catastrophic injuries sustained in the accident. Adjusters may often look for any of the following prior conditions as potential reasons to deny reimbursement:

  • Degenerative changes on MRIs and other imaging studies
  • Preexisting medical conditions
  • Injuries sustained in prior accidents
  • Prior motor vehicle accidents
  • Prior work-related injuries and accidents, such as slip and falls

A Plano catastrophic injury lawyer knows the tricks and tactics used by insurance adjusters to downplay serious personal injuries. The most effective way of proving catastrophic injuries is to offer the expert testimony of a doctor or other healthcare provider.

An expert medical provider could potentially be able to testify about the acc medical treatment, the permanent nature of the injury or injuries sustained, and objective findings garnered from observations and permanency evaluations.

Proving the Other Party was Negligent

To prove negligence in a catastrophic injury case, an individual may need to show that the at-fault party did—or failed or do—something that a reasonable person would not have done.

A person must also show that this violation of the applicable duty of care proximately leads to their catastrophic injuries and damages. In other words, a person may be required to show that one would not have happened without the other.

Finally, a person must show that they suffered serious injuries and damages. Available damages in catastrophic injury cases may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of use, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of spousal companionship, and future medical care and rehabilitation.

Talk to a Plano Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

Catastrophic injuries can require long-term – and potentially lifelong – medical care and treatment. Moreover, a catastrophic injury may require that you undergo additional medical procedures, such as injections or costly surgeries, at some point in the future. When it comes to catastrophic injuries, the insurance companies are rarely on your side, and strong legal representation is a good ally to have in your corner.

A Plano catastrophic injury lawyer can challenge the at-fault party’s insurance company head-on and can work toward reaching a favorable resolution in your case, via settlement or jury trial. Get in touch today to start discussing your case.

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nicole haynes
nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids inside.my car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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