A catastrophic injury is a severe injury, which is often life-changing in nature and is caused by damage to the spine, spinal cord, brain, or limb loss. Catastrophic injuries can lead to permanent disabilities, large medical bills, and long-term pain and suffering. The attorneys at the Brown & Crouppen Law Firm represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence.

Our lawyers have helped injury victims and their families recover compensation totaling over $1 Billion as a result of verdicts and settlements for personal injury claims. We develop a strong case by understanding your unique circumstances, and fighting back against the insurance companies. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning there’s no upfront cost to hire a lawyer. We only get paid if your catastrophic injury case is won.

Depending on the severity of injuries and damages, the compensation for a catastrophic injury claim will vary. At Brown & Crouppen, our catastrophic injury lawyers fight to pursue the maximum financial compensation to help victims recover from medical bills and future medical needs, sustained physical injuries, emotional suffering, emotional trauma, and forms of rehabilitation such as physical therapy.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are the most complicated and heartbreaking cases personal injury lawyers ever see. These serious injuries can include: 

  • Spinal cord injuries — Trauma to the spinal cord can cause paralysis, a loss of control over bodily functions, and chronic pain. Types of spinal cord injuries include partial and complete, which are both detrimental to the control of bodily functions.
  • Amputations — Severe injuries can result in amputation or loss of limbs, which is a serious and life-altering injury.
  • Head and brain injuries — Trauma to the head and brain can result in profound damage to the brain and with it, changes to the life and health of victims and their families. “Traumatic brain injury” (TBI) is a catch-all term that can include concussion, brain bleeds, skull fractures, and diffuse axonal injury. Traumatic brain injuries often result in long-term pain or permanent disability.
  • Back and neck injuries Accidents resulting in back and neck injuries can lead to severe injury including sprains, herniated discs, and nerve damage.
  • Severe burns — Burn victims often need months or years of surgeries, skin grafts, and the ever-present threat of infection. They also may face a life of disfigurement. 
  • Wrongful death claims — When an accident claims the life of somebody, they leave behind wives, husbands, children, and parents. That loss should not go unanswered. A wrongful death lawsuit is the most serious personal injury case.  

A catastrophic injury is a life-altering trauma that can result in permanent, structural changes to daily life. It is not enough to simply show who was at fault. An experienced personal injury lawyer also knows how to show the full extent of emotional, mental, and economic loss. 

In the United States, catastrophic injuries may be categorized as follows:

  • Fatal injuries – Severe injuries that result in death.
  • Permanent disability – Injuries that cause conditions in which an individual is permanently unable to work full-time due to a lifelong disability.
  • Severe trauma – Severe back, head, or neck trauma that does not result in a permanent disability.

Catastrophic injury claims can help those who have suffered a severe injury recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages such as lost wages.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Every year, severe injuries are suffered as a result of accidents. Catastrophic injuries are the most severe forms of personal injuries and are often caused by the following:

Request A Free Case Evaluation For A Catastrophic Injury Case

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury or brain injury as a result of an accident, get help by calling Brown & Crouppen at 888-795-0694 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case. A catastrophic injury attorney can help you or a loved one obtain compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

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