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Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Austin

Trust Your Case to an Experienced Trial Team

When injuries are so debilitating as to prevent the victim from returning to his or her normal, pre-accident life, they are considered catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries occur in a variety of ways and take many forms, but they have one thing in common: they have an immense impact on both the lives of the victim and his or her family members and loved ones.

Pursuing compensation for a catastrophic injury can be complex. Often, one must take into account not only the immediate financial impact but the ongoing and, in many cases lifelong, physical and emotional costs as well. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling these types of claims. Our Austin catastrophic injury attorneys understand what you and your family are going through and we are here to fight for the justice and fair recovery you are owed.

Contact the experienced trial attorneys at Briggle & Polan, PLLC; call (512) 400-3278 for a free consultation today.

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”

While all injuries can be life-changing, those that are particularly devastating in nature are generally considered “catastrophic.” While there is no one true definition of a catastrophic injury, there are a few generally accepted working definitions for legal purposes.

Catastrophic injuries typically meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Temporarily or permanently prevents the victim from returning to work
  • Temporarily or permanently prevents the victim from obtaining any gainful employment
  • Results in long-lasting or permanent physical and/or cognitive disability
  • Are particularly debilitating and/or consequential for the victim

In other words, if an injury is so severe, it prevents the victim from earning a living to support his or her family, or prevents the victim from returning to his or her normal life, it is considered catastrophic.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

As previously mentioned, there are a number of different injuries that are almost always considered catastrophic.

Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:

Loss of vision or sight and certain internal injuries may also be considered catastrophic. Regardless of how you or your loved one was injured—whether in a car or truck accident, boat collision, construction or oilfield accident, or a slip and fall accident—our firm is prepared to fight for you. Our Austin catastrophic injury lawyers often work with economists, lifetime care planners, and other specialists in order to determine the full extent of your injuries and other losses so that we can work to secure the maximum compensation you are owed.

We Can Come to You

At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we understand that dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic accident is overwhelming; taking on a legal battle may be the last thing you want to deal with right now. When you trust your case to our team, we will handle every aspect of your claim so that you can focus on healing. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who provide compassionate, personalized guidance and aggressive representation from start to finish. We offer contingent fees, meaning there are no upfront costs for you and if we don’t win, you won’t pay. We are available 24/7 and can travel to meet you for your free initial consultation.

Get in touch with us today to learn more. Call (512) 400-3278 or submit an online contact form.

Hear From Our Clients

  • I very much appreciate all their hard work and will be happy to refer to them should the need come up for friends.

    “This is the one company that would take on my case after being rejected by two other law firms. After pursuing the insurance company, they were able to get the full amount.”

    - Sandi
  • I couldn’t be happier with the services they provided.

    “They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medical providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.”

    - Emily
  • I felt really taken care of, have and will continue to refer to my friends.

    “I was privileged to have Hayden Briggle and Parker Polan as representation. They took the time to get to know me and cared about more than just my dollars.”

    - Patrick
  • They got me the help I? needed within a few days of hiring them.

    “My settlement was awesome and I got everything I needed to get back on my feet”

    - Karina
  • Briggle and Polan were phenomenal.

    “They took care of it all and let me worry about recovering and getting back on my feet. Grateful for their hard work!”

    - Tiffany
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We've Recovered Millions

  • $1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident

    Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.

  • $1.5 Million Work Accident Caused Brain Injury

    Our client was thrown off the back of a work truck, which fractured his skull and caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury. *Net proceeds to the client were $900,052.11.

  • $1.3 Million Hit By Drunk Driver

    Our client was run over by a drunk driver operating a company truck late at night which required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. *Net proceeds to our client were $571,000.00.

  • $1.3 Million Hit and Run Truck Accident

    Our client was rear-ended by a large package delivery truck on I-35, which fled the scene. *Net to client was $461,708.19.

  • $1 Million Rear-End Collision Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by an insurance adjuster in a commercial vehicle causing severe back and neck injuries. *Net to the client was $346,766.03.

  • $1 Million Drunk Driver T-Bone Collision

    Our client was the passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned by a drunk driver, which resulted in her suffering multiple, life-threatening injuries. *Net to client was $395,912.60.

  • $450 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver, which injured his back and neck. *Net proceeds to the client were $229,040.12.

  • $450 Thousand 18 Wheeler Rollover Resolved

    Our client was an employee working for a company in Montana when he was injured in a rollover collision with an 18-wheeler. *Net to the client was $214,573.81.

  • $400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck

    Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.

  • $400 Thousand Defective Tire Case With Co-Counsel

    A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. *Net to the client was $123,916.22.

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