Catastrophic Injury Frequently Asked Questions

A catastrophic injury is a severe and debilitating injury that typically results in long-term or permanent consequences. This type of injury often leaves the victim with physical, psychological, and financial challenges that can be difficult to overcome.

At Shook & Stone, we do not charge any upfront fees for our representation. We only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf, and our fees are a percentage of the total settlement or verdict. This is called a contingency fee, and it allows injury victims to seek justice without having to worry about paying attorney fees out of their own pockets.

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of a catastrophic injury, as the severity and consequences of these injuries can vary greatly. However, some examples of injuries that may be considered catastrophic include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, severe burns, and organ damage.

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by a variety of things, including car accidents, workplace accidents, sports injuries, and Slip and Fall accidents.

The long-term effects of a catastrophic injury can be both physical and psychological. Victims may suffer from chronic pain, disability, disfigurement, and emotional trauma. These injuries can also have a significant financial impact, as the victim may require lifelong care and treatment.

If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.