A catastrophic injury usually occurs suddenly and without any warning. A catastrophic injury can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities for the rest of their life. Catastrophic injuries are any injuries that have serious, long-term effects on the victim and can have an enormous impact on the lives of their loved ones as well.

Financial Devastation is a Forgotten Effect

Failure to obtain adequate compensation for these types of injuries can result in financial devastation for the victim and their families as these types of injuries frequently result in life-long medical expenses and the loss the of the victim's ability to work.

Frequently, victims and their families quickly become overwhelmed with medical issues, planning for medical care, work related issues and financial concerns. Focusing on building a case or preserving evidence are the furthest thing from their minds. Meeting with an attorney immediately after a catastrophic injury can help alleviate much of the stress associated with the injury, an attorney can provide answers and guidance and can help ensure proper preservation of evidence should a lawsuit be required at a later date.

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by construction site accidents, motor vehicle collisions, swimming pool accidents and a number of different circumstances. The effects of a catastrophic injury may last for months, years or even a lifetime. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • paralysis
  • brain injuries
  • burns
  • amputation or loss of the use of a limb
  • neck or back injuries
  • quadriplegia or paraplegia

The impact of catastrophic injuries can be enormous on the injured victim and on their loved ones. Catastrophic injuries frequently result in the loss of gainful employment, cause the victim and their family to incur substantial medical expenses, result in permanent impairment of their enjoyment of life and cause a tremendous amount of stress on both the victim and their loved ones.

If you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of someone else's actions, E. Ray Critchett, LLC Attorney at Law may be able to assist you in recovering compensation for the damages that you or your loved one has incurred, including:
  • loss of income (past, present and future)
  • medical expenses (past, present and future)
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • pain, suffering, and discomfort
  • mental anguish
  • permanent disability


An attorney who understands the long-term implications of catastrophic injuries will be better suited to ensure that you or your loved one receive just compensation. If you have questions or if you need assistance, please call our office. My office will provide you with straight answers and aggressive representation.