Catastrophic Personal Injury

What is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?


A catastrophic personal injury is an injury that causes an individual to be permanently disabled and, therefore, unable to obtain gainful employment or continue their normal functions in life. These injuries usually impose extreme stress and hardship on the victim and the victim’s family. The injuries suffered may result in medical conditions, which require permanent assistance to care for the victim.

There are several injuries commonly categorized as catastrophic including: brain injury, eye injury, shoulder injury, neck injury, spinal cord injuries, severe head trauma, accidental amputation, organ damage. These injuries can result in the victim suffering from paralysis, quadriplegia, and paraplegia. Because of the devastating circumstances brought on by these types of injuries the victims may seek deserving compensation for the exuberant medical costs and damaging loss of income. Families seeking to recover financial losses due to catastrophic injuries should consult an experienced catastrophic personal injury attorney who specializes in handling these types of cases.

Choosing a Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorney

There are important factors to consider when choosing a lawyer to represent your catastrophic personal injury claim. In the field of catastrophic personal injuries, your legal representation must hold a certain degree of understanding of the medical implications of the injury as well as the legal implications. Having an attorney who is well versed in the field of catastrophic personal injuries gives you a solid foundation to build your claim on. An experienced attorney will understand the nature of your specific injury claims and how those injuries may play out over the course of time. This insight allows families of the victim to request the proper amount in damages so that most if not all of the expenses caused by the injury can be covered.

Catastrophic injuries are commonly described as injuries, which are rarely recoverable by victims. Individuals who have suffered a catastrophic injury usually require intensive medical care due to their injuries. Two of the most common injuries experienced in catastrophic events are brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. A clear way to decipher if an injury is considered catastrophic is the location of the injury. If the injury occurred in an area of cognitive function for the victim’s body it is likely to be considered as a catastrophic injury.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries:

  • Severe Burns
  • Paraplegia
  • Amputation
  • Broken Bones
  • Brain Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Quadriplegia


How is Responsibility Determined in Catastrophic Injuries?

Attorney Morowitz utilizes his investigative resources to gain influential evidence for building your case and defending his clients. Sometimes determining responsibility for catastrophic injuries can be a difficult task. That is why we recommend securing the services of an attorney who is experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases. The injuries inflicted by these events can impose tremendous financial burdens in the lives of victims. The expensive medical bills and intensive treatments can become overwhelming. Our firm has successfully represented many victims of catastrophic injury cases. We will walk you through the process of identifying all possible parties who may be responsible for your injuries. We’re determined to fight for your best interest and hold the negligent parties responsible for your loss. Catastrophic injuries impact the overall quality of life for the victims and their families. We’re here to assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve for you and family.

Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

Severe spinal cord injuries are common in catastrophic personal injury cases. Levels of severity and the zone of the spinal cord in which the injury has occurred categorize spinal cord injury and recovery. For example, the higher the injury occurs on the spinal cord, the more damage can be caused. The high cervical nerves of the spinal cord are zoned as levels C1-C4. These levels are the most severe in spinal cord injuries and normally result in paralysis, breathing and bladder difficulties, speech impairment, quadriplegia and more.

If you or a loved one have experienced a catastrophic personal injury and seek to recover damages from the responsible party contact an experienced attorney immediately. You need a lawyer with a strong track record of fighting for personal injury victims and the compensation they deserve. Attorney David Morowitz has recovered over $50 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Call 401-274-5556 to schedule a free consultation with Rhode Island Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorney David Morowitz.