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Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Austin

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

In particularly severe cases, an individual may suffer catastrophic injuries after an accident. Catastrophic injuries are classified as injuries that are disabling in nature. This can include traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, paralysis, accidental amputations, severe burns, or internal organ damage. In most cases, the medical treatment required for these types of injuries is extensive and ongoing. The cost of care, coupled with the loss of income/wages can prove a serious financial burden for the victim and his or her family.

Catastrophic injuries are also different from other types of injuries in that they can render the victim unable to perform any type of gainful work. In other words, a person who has suffered a catastrophic injury is not only unable to return to his or her previous employment, he or she is unable to work at all.

To find out how an Austin catastrophic injury attorney can help you take legal action, contact Howry Breen & Herman at (512) 430-4844 for a free consultation.

How Catastrophic Injuries Occur

Just as there are countless different types of accidents, catastrophic injuries can occur in any number of ways. Unfortunately, such injuries are often the result of another person, company, or entity’s negligence.

Catastrophic injuries commonly occur as a result of:

  • Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
  • Sporting accidents (especially football and cheerleading)
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Golf cart and utility vehicle accidents
  • Construction and oilfield accidents
  • Defective products, including defective drugs and medical devices
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dangerous or defective premises

This list is not exhaustive; any type of severe accident can lead to catastrophic injuries. At Howry Breen & Herman, we assist victims of catastrophic injuries in their fight for a fair recovery.

While we regularly handle all types of catastrophic injury claims, we particularly focus on:

No matter how difficult or complex your case may be, our team is here to provide you with compassionate, one-on-one legal counsel and uncompromising representation from start to finish. With nearly 25 years of experience, including extensive litigation experience, we are well-equipped to try even the toughest of cases.

Fighting to Recover the Maximum Compensation You Are Owed

Catastrophic injuries have lasting, life-altering impacts, both for victims and their loved ones. Often, a close family member of the victim will have to take off work, either temporarily or permanently, in order to care for their loved one. The cost of mounting medical bills can be staggering, and the physical and emotional strain on victims and their families is often immense.

At Howry Breen & Herman, we understand just how difficult it is to move forward after a catastrophic injury. Our team strives to ease your stress in any way possible. Our Austin catastrophic injury attorneys can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on healing, and we always seek to recover the full settlement or verdict you are owed.

Did you or a loved one suffer severe, life-altering injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence? Call our firm at (512) 430-4844 for a complimentary case evaluation with our legal team.

Catastrophic Injuries
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  • Howry Breen & Herman is proud to have been nominated as “America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, ®, which is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements.
  • Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes top legal talent throughout the U.S. via a rigorous peer-review process. At Howry, Breen & Herman, we are proud to have several attorneys who have earned a place in The Best Lawyers in America® list.
  • Best Lawyers 2018
    Inclusion in Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most highly regarded legal peer-review publications, is regarded by both attorneys and clients as an extremely high honor. Our firm is proud to have multiple attorneys selected for this honor.
  • Top 50 US Verdicts All Practice Areas Texas 2017
    Our attorneys were honored by for recovering one of the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017. This is an honorable distinction, reserved for those attorneys that achieve the highest settlements and verdicts in the state.
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2016
    Howry, Breen & Herman is proud to have been selected as one of U.S. News’s Best Law Firms. Law firms are selected for inclusion in in this prestigious ranking based on a series of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Several of our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a renowned legal organization whose membership is restricted to trial attorneys who have achieved seven-figured settlements and/or jury verdicts.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    A number of our lawyers are invited members of The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, a highly respected legal organization that limits its members to trial attorneys who have been nominated by their peers and met strict qualification requirements.
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    We are proud to have numerous attorneys who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In order to become a member, an attorney must demonstrate that he or she has successfully achieved at least one six-figure settlement or jury verdict.
  • Top American Lawyers
    Membership in Top American Lawyers is limited to only 1% of all attorneys in the United States. We at Howry, Breen & Herman are proud to have a number of attorneys who have been accepted as members of this exclusive organization.
  • AV Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell® is widely regarded as one of the most renowned peer-review rating organizations in the legal field. Several attorneys at Howry, Breen & Herman have achieved the organization’s highest distinction of AV Preeminent®.
  • Super Lawyers
    Each year, Super Lawyers® magazine publishes its list of peer-nominated/evaluated and independently reviewed attorneys. We are proud to have several attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list.
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    Top Attorneys As Published In Texas Monthly
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Business Tort Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Personal Injury - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Litigation - Trusts & Estates
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