The Shelton Law Firm

A Houston Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyer Fighting for Seriously Injured Workers

A catastrophic injury can change the course of your life. You or your loved ones may be faced with extensive medical bills, decreased ability to work, and a range of other concerns.

At The Shelton Law Firm in Houston, TX, serious injury lawyer Michael E. Shelton works tirelessly to protect the interests of those who have suffered catastrophic injuries and can help you collect compensation for your pain and suffering.

So how do you know if you have a case?

The Basic Requirements for a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

Injury

Generally, a personal injury is considered catastrophic if it leads to long-term, if not permanent, disability.

Fault

There must be an individual or organization at fault for your losses. Mr. Shelton can work to prove who is responsible.

Damages

You will need to prove that financial compensation can ease your suffering. One of the more common forms of damages is compensation for medical expenses.

What constitutes a catastrophic injury?

Many Injuries Can Be Life-Changing, Including:

Head and Brain Injuries

These types of injuries can decrease your earning potential and cause significant medical expenses.

Injury to the Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is one of the areas of the body which cannot heal itself, meaning the effects of an injury can last your entire life.

Paralysis

Losing mobility in one or more of your limbs is devastating and can result in severe emotional and physical trauma

Severe Burn Injuries

Serious burns can have disastrous financial and emotional repercussions. Often, skin damage can lead to additional complications.

Amputation

For amputation victims, the aftermath is highly emotional and can require substantial changes to your day-to-day life.

Loss of Hearing and Vision

Losing your sight or hearing can significantly impact your daily life and your ability to earn a living.

Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve

Your compensation can be collected through a settlement or, if necessary, a lawsuit.

Mr. Shelton can negotiate with the responsible party's insurance provider on your behalf to collect an amount that will cover:

  • Your medical expenses that have accrued so far
  • Your projected medical expenses
  • The cost of ongoing care and everyday assistance
  • The cost of wheelchairs, special vehicles, and other amenities
  • Modifications you will need to make to your home
  • The pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your injuries

If the insurance company is unwilling to pay an amount that will completely cover these losses, Mr. Shelton will not hesitate to take your case to court, where he will present a compelling case for your maximum compensation.

From the beginning, you can expect that Mr. Shelton will consult with doctors and other experts to calculate the true extent of your losses. He will then take the necessary steps to acquire the amount of compensation these losses require.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Mr. Shelton

Catastrophic Injuries in the Workplace

a worker weldingConstruction, oil and gas pipeline, and industrial, refinery and chemical plant workers in Texas and Louisiana who suffer catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, amputation, and severe burns — and families grieving wrongful death accidents on the job — deserve aggressive protection of their rights.

The personal injury lawyer who safeguards those interests — and has for 40 years — is Michael E. Shelton of The Shelton Law Firm in Houston.

Our respected law firm's founder investigates, negotiates and litigates with the goal of compensating you for lost wages from time off the job, medical expenses in an era of skyrocketing health care costs, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering you experience during your recovery.

Michael SheltonAt The Shelton Law Firm, we hold negligent parties and their insurers accountable — in courts of law if necessary — for the wrong that was done to you, the workplace accident that someone else caused, and its physical and financial aftermath in your life. Michael E. Shelton has always fought hard for justice for working people all over the country.

Contact our law office today to arrange your free initial consultation. If you need to be visited at your home or hospital room, we can come to you. Call toll free — 877-771-6139.

Fighting for Justice for Working People in Texas, Louisiana and Nationwide

When a workplace injury becomes fatal, and a case of wrongful death, Michael E. Shelton aggressively protects your rights in discussions with insurers while remaining sensitive to your fragile emotions at a difficult time.

From start to finish of the legal process, The Shelton Law Firm stays available in case you have any sudden questions or concerns. For your convenience, the contingency fee basis for our work means that you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.

Wherever you are in Texas, Louisiana or elsewhere in the U.S., you can get a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call or e-mail us today.

Michael E. Shelton

Michael Shelton

Michael Shelton is a catastrophic injury attorney who has been representing victims of severe injuries for over 40 years. His personal history provides him a unique insight into the offshore, pipeline, and construction industries. He is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • United Spinal Association of Houston
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association

Mr. Shelton has also achieved a Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more information about our legal services, reach out to our office online or call (713) 807-0700 today.

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