What Defines a Catastrophic Accident?

Do you know someone whose life was tragically, radically changed in a split second? Perhaps that person was in a crushing car accident or had a severe sports injury. If the results were life-altering like paralysis, job loss, or physical or mental reliance upon others caring for them, the accident would be considered a catastrophic accident. 

In the blink of an eye, one’s life can go from normal to totally upside down. The debilitating incident can lead to the victim’s long-term, if not permanent, disability and disfigurement. Even though there is no legal definition of the term “catastrophic accident,” it would be evidenced by how it impacts a person’s life by bringing about the need for prolonged medical intervention and care.


Results and/or Causes of Typical Catastrophic Accidents:                   

The list of causes can go on, all producing profound loss of function to a person physically, emotionally, mentally, and independently. As described on the lawyer Cesar Ornelas’ website

The severity and long-term nature of catastrophic injuries means that both medical expenses and the pain and suffering that the victim faces are going to be much higher than in a minor injury case. The level of compensation needed to cover the loss of function and long-term care following a catastrophic injury can be very high. Moreover, Texas law allows catastrophic accident victims to claim both economic and non-economic compensatory damages, including lost wages, emotional trauma, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Catastrophic accidents usually require ongoing medical attention and long periods of hospitalization when one will be unable to work and in some cases unable to care for his own daily needs. The medical expenses, the cost of daily nursing care, and other related expenses can ruin a person financially. Consequently, financial compensation is urgently needed under those circumstances. The plaintiff’s best source of receiving any substantial recompense for loss and suffering is finding an experienced lawyer like Cesar Ornelas, who has a strong history of successfully representing catastrophic accident cases. 

You need all the help you can get and Ornelas Law Firm is that source of help. They are ready to go to battle on your behalf or for your loved one. Cesar Ornelas offers a FREE CONSULTATION to give you an opportunity to tell him your story and describe the difficulties you have been experiencing. You will receive seasoned advice on what to do going forward. If Cesar and his team do not win your case, you don’t pay them anything. That is their promise to you. 

Call anytime day or night (210)-981-4890 or toll-free 855-827-2892) or go to their website by clicking here to fill out a form for that free first visit. Let Cesar fight for your rights, for your peace of mind, for your future.


If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, please fill out the form below for your free consultation or call us at: (855) 930-1149

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