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What's Different About a Catastrophic Injury Case?

Not every accident is the same, and often, the severity of injuries can vary as well. If you’ve been in a serious accident, it is likely that you will be facing life-altering injuries. These catastrophic injuries deserve compensation, but your case may look a little different from your typical injury claim.

Medical Expenses

Catastrophic injuries are far more severe in nature, and a complete recovery may not be possible. Victims may be permanently disabled or disfigured. If you’ve sustained serious injuries, you may be faced with incredible medical expenses, long hospital stays, a lengthy recovery, and the continued costs of care, medication, and specialized medical equipment, accessibility measures, and other expenses related to your accident.

Changes to Your Quality of Life

Because of the ongoing and frequently permanent nature of catastrophic injuries, your quality of life may drastically change. Activities and events you once enjoyed may become inaccessible to you, and it isn’t uncommon to struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other negative feelings.


Because of the severity of these injuries, it is more likely that your damages will be great. You may have lost the ability to work, and your injuries may require extended care and accommodations. Your damages may include:

  • Lost wages and future income
  • Medical bills
  • The cost of retrofitting your home and vehicle to accommodate your needs
  • Medical equipment
  • Extended care, hospital stays, or living assistance
  • Emotional trauma
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

You shouldn’t have to face your catastrophic injury case alone. Our compassionate, committed team at the Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. is here to help. Our San Antonio catastrophic injury attorneys have more than a century of collective legal experience, which we will utilize to gain the best possible case outcome for you.

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