What is the definition of catastrophic injury in Texas?

What is the definition of catastrophic injury in Texas?

Catastrophic injuries are some of the most serious injuries an accident victim can sustain. Generally, these are injuries that have a life-long impact on a victim’s ability to work and live their life in the way they did before the accident. Catastrophic injuries are those that are unlikely to result in a full recovery.

A few of the factors that go into determining whether an injury is catastrophic include:

  • The immediate or future need for live-in or long-term care
  • The permanent decrease in an accident victim’s quality of life
  • The development of a permanent disability

The determination has more to do with the seriousness of the injury than the type of accident. For example, below are common catastrophic injuries:

Almost any type of accident can result in the victim suffering catastrophic injuries. However, certain types of accidents are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries, such as:

Those who suffered catastrophic injuries can bring a Houston personal injury claim against those responsible.

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