Permanent Injury and Physical Impairment Cases
Although all injuries are serious, permanent or catastrophic injuries can last much longer than other injuries sustained by the negligence of others.
The law defines future physical impairment as a separate element of damages above and beyond pain and suffering. It refers to things like the loss of the ability to enjoy recreational sports or to perform routine household chores, and can also include loss of enjoyment of life.
The injuries which cause permanent physical impairment often require significant medical treatment and can have serious, long-term effects on the victim's life. Some catastrophic injuries can render the victim permanently disabled, in significant pain, and even shorten the lifespan of the victim.
The plaintiff’s burden of proof in physical impairment cases is to prove that a significant physical limitation exists as a result of the injuries sustained, so significant, in fact, that the impairment produces a separate and distinct substantial loss.
When someone suffers from a permanent or catastrophic injury, it is most likely the result of a vehicle accident. Car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents are among the leading causes of wrongful death or catastrophic personal injury in Texas.
If you or a member of your family is involved in an accident resulting in long-term, permanent or catastrophic injury, The Law Firm of Stephen Johnson can answer your questions and advise you on how to protect your rights and receive the settlement you are entitled to. Whether you're in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Allen, McKinney, or anywhere else in the state of Texas and need a permanent injury attorney, we're here to help.
Call or Email Stephen Johnson for a free initial consultation about your personal injury case
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