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Mr. Daniel Sheppard is a Great Attorney! He helped me with an Accident Claim & Won my Case for Me. I was Very Pleased with him, Except it took 2 yrs. before my Case was Won, but if you need a Great Attorney, Daniel is the one to call! Thank you Daniel for your help! I would recommend him to... anyone that needs an Attorneyread more
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I highly recommend the Morrow & Sheppard to anyone. They are an incredible group that did an outstanding job to make sure I got the highest settlement for my case. Attorney Daniel and his staff are all outstanding professionals with some serious case law knowledge and skill. His group went the... extra mile for me and because of that, my life has forever changed. Thank you Attorney Daniel and everyone that’s a part of his firm that worked so hard. I really appreciate you!read more
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I am Extremely Happy with Morrow & Sheppard Lawfirm. I worked closely with Daniel Sheppard and Chris on my case. They were diligent in handling my law case matter to resolution. Daniel would keep me up to date with the status of my case and Chris would also ensure all my paper work was submitted... in a timely manner. I am Very Happy with the Outcome! Thank you Daniel and Chris. I highly recommend their services and would not hesitate to use them more
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D P.
Very strong and courageous law firm I recommend to anyone who has suffered a injury from companies who need to be held responsible for lack of safety and security, my family is set for life and with these lawyers never backing down and fighting for truth behind every case and seeking the best... future for our family has given our family a second chance at being able to make it in life and holding companies accountable lifting burdens off our lives, very proud and beyond blessed to have had them fight the fight and have a tremendous outcome for our future. Along with a great and kind staff we HIGHLY recommend this law more
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I was a client for 2.5 years after a car accident in 2019 and represented by Patrick McGinnis. He was knowledgable, compassionate, and level headed.His assisting paralegal, Ramona Anaya, was reliable, knowledgable, and kind in all our interactions.They went above and beyond to help me navigate... everything that unfolded after my car accident. They were able to secure a favorable settlement before trial.I’m very happy to have had Morrow&Sheppard Firm represent more
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    Catastrophic injuries can occur in various industries, from oilfields and refineries to maritime vessels. In fact, these injuries can devastate a person’s life, often leaving them with long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important to seek the help of a qualified catastrophic injury attorney who can guide you through the legal process and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our law firm has experience representing injured workers and their families in Texas, Louisiana, as well as New Mexico. We are also dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of catastrophic injury cases.

    Types of Catastrophic Injuries

    Catastrophic injuries include various conditions, from burns and chemical exposure to electrocution injury and wrongful death. At our law firm, we have extensive experience handling a wide range of devastating injury cases, including:

    1. Oilfield Accidents

    Workers in the oil and gas industry are often exposed to dangerous working conditions, which can lead to serious accidents. Examples of oilfield accidents include explosions, falls, equipment failures, as well as vehicle collisions.

    2. Maritime Injury

    Maritime workers are also at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries while on the job. These injuries can occur while working on vessels in navigation, offshore oil rigs, or shipyards. Examples of maritime injuries include drowning, electrocution, falls, as well as equipment failures.

    3. Burn Injury

    Burn injuries can be caused by exposure to flames, hot surfaces, chemicals, or electricity. These injuries can also cause severe pain, scarring, and disfigurement. Long-term consequences of burn injuries can include infections, chronic pain, as well as psychological trauma.

    4. Railroad Accident

    Railroad workers are also at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries while on the job. Examples of railroad accidents include derailments, collisions, and falls.

    5. Offshore Injury

    Offshore workers are also exposed to many hazards while working on oil rigs, platforms, or supply vessels. Examples of offshore injuries include falls, equipment failures, as well as vessel collisions.

    Long-Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries

    Catastrophic injuries can have devastating long-term consequences, including:

    • Physical limitations and disabilities
    • Chronic pain
    • Psychological trauma
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Loss of income and earning capacity

    The Legal Process

    The legal process involved in a severe injury case can be complex and may vary depending on the case’s specific circumstances. However, some general steps in the legal process typically include the following:

    1. Investigation and evidence gathering: The first step in any catastrophic injury case is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury as well as gather evidence to support the case.
    2. Filing a lawsuit: If the injured party decides to pursue legal action, they must file a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.
    3. Discovery: Once a lawsuit has been filed, both parties will engage in the discovery process, which involves exchanging information and evidence relevant to the case.
    4. Negotiation or mediation: In some cases, the parties may negotiate or try to reach a settlement without going to trial.
    5. Trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to trial. At trial, the parties will present their evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, who will then decide on the case.

    At our law firm, we understand that every catastrophic injury case is unique and requires a tailored approach. However, the following are some common steps we may take to help you recover the compensation you deserve:

    1. Gathering evidence
    2. Medical evaluations
    3. Negotiating with insurance companies.
    4. Filing a lawsuit on your behalf

    Financial Compensation

    If you have suffered a severe injury due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you may be entitled to a wide range of financial compensation, including:

    • Current and future medical expenses
    • Lost income
    • Pain and suffering
    • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
    • Permanent injury or disability, such as loss of a limb

    Factors Affecting Compensation

    The amount of compensation you can receive for your catastrophic injury case also depends on several factors, including:

    • Severity and type of injury
    • The extent of medical treatment required
    • Availability of insurance coverage
    • Jurisdiction in which the case is being heard
    • Specific circumstances of the incident


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    Helping you get the medical attention you need for your injuries.

    Rehabilitation also plays a crucial role in helping individuals recover from catastrophic injuries. Here is why:

    • Rehabilitation can help individuals regain their physical, cognitive, and emotional functions, allowing them to perform daily activities independently.
    • It can assist in managing pain, reducing the need for pain medication, and improving overall health.
    • Rehabilitation can also provide emotional support to individuals by giving them the tools to cope with the trauma of their injury.

    Types of Rehabilitation Available for You

    Various rehabilitation programs may be available to individuals after a severe injury. The most common types of rehabilitation include:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Psychological Therapy

    Emotional and Psychological Impact

    A devastating injury can also profoundly affect an individual’s emotional and psychological health, leading to depression and anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Social isolation. That is why we offer emotional support to our clients to help them cope with the effects of their injuries. In fact, we can help you in the following ways:

    • Referral to Mental Health Professionals: We can refer you to professionals who specialize in treating individuals with catastrophic injuries. They can help you cope with your injury’s emotional and psychological effects as well as provide counseling services to help you recover.
    • Support Groups: We can connect you with support groups for individuals with catastrophic injuries, providing you with a sense of community and support.
    • Financial Compensation: Our law firm can also help you recover financial compensation for your injuries, which can alleviate financial strain and help you access the medical and psychological care you need.

    Get Help

    If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact us today to find out how we can help you with your case. If you’d like to discuss your severe injury with a catastrophic injury lawyer at Morrow & Sheppard, call 800-489-2216 to speak to an attorney now.

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