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CATASTROPHIC INJURIES

In a case of a catastrophic injury, it 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. If compensation is not received for catastrophic injuries, the physical, emotional and financial strains can be devastating. The most catastrophic injury would be wrongful death.

This area also has the highest recoveries financially for our victims and their familes. At Hollingsworth and Mumen, we believe time is a running factor in all of  our lawsuits, including the area of catastrophic injuries. When someone has a case the biggest hindrance is usually not acting timely by speaking to an attorney right away. Do not let time work against you and call us right away and allow us to help. See contact us page or see immediate free case evaluation



Family members and their health can never be replaced. You can not put a price on great health or on a life, especially for you or a loved ones and family members. Catastrophic injuries are the most severe of all lawsuits. The pain and suffering and heartache can be debilitating in itself in addition to the actual injury that took place. Family members are also severely affected and their lives are also changed in many different ways as well as the victim.


Severe accidents can happen on public property, private homes, businesses, on open water/lakes, in the air while flying and spectator events.

Most common catastrophic injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spine/Back/Neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Blindness
  • Hearing Loss
  • Organ Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Amputee
  • Wrongful Death


  • 50% percent of Burns could have been prevented.
  • Burn injuries account for an estimated 4,000 fatalities each year and that about 3,500 of those catastrphic burn fatalities are due to residential fires while 500 are caused by motor vehicle and aircraft crashes, contact with electricity, chemicals or hot liquids and other sources of burn injury.
  • Traumatic brain injuries account for an estimated 34% of all injury deaths in the United States.
  • About two million head injuries of all types (including skull and facial fractures) occur every year in the U. S.
  • 1.7 million people in the United States are living with the loss of a limb.
  • Men are at significantly higher risk than women for amputations due to trauma
  • For both men and women, the risk of traumatic amputation increases with age and reaches its highest point among people 85 or older.

Catastrophic injuries have also been known to come about through sports

Classification of sports by contact:


1.2 American football       

 1.3 Baseball

 1.4 Canoeing

 1.5 Cheerleading

 1.6 Field hockey

 1.7 Fishing

 1.8 Gymnastics

 1.9 Ice hockey

 

1.10 Porting

 1.11 Rugby

 1.12 Skiing/Snowboarding

 1.13 Snowmobiling

 1.14 Track and field

 1.15 Water sports

 1.16 Wrestling

 1.17 Other activities


Source of compensation for catastrophic injuries

  • Employer
  • Company /Business
  •  Individual
  • Government entity
  • Insurance company
  • Manufacturer
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Life care expenses 
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse






  • Lost wages if you take time off form your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.
  • Life care expenses including, architectural renovations to the patient's home, including tub, toilet, and ingress, transportation, such as an adaptive van, assistive technology and adaptive equipment, including wheelchairs, case management, supervisory care and nursing, medication, medical supplies (such as catheters), and medical equipment  facility care and services, home care and services
  • Funeral expenses (is applicable to a wrongful death case)
  • Loss of advice including comfort, assistance, protection, counsel, companionship