Catastrophic Injuries


By definition, a catastrophic injury is any wound or ailment that causes severe debilitation or pain, or leaves permanent negative impacts upon the victim. When people act negligently and do not regard the safety and wellbeing of others, a normal situation that should have unfolded without complication or worry can become extremely dangerous. It is often in these unexpected moments, such as car accidents or construction site accidents, that catastrophic injuries occur.

To this extent, everyone must be careful not to hurt others in routine situations, and those who cause harm must be held liable for their actions.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

As mentioned above, a catastrophic injury is an injury that is going to last a lifetime. If the liable party does offer you a settlement upfront for what they have done, it is important that you do not initially accept it without first consulting with your personal injury attorney. The likelihood of such an offer actually providing all the compensation you will require is extremely low, and once you accept it, litigation may become more difficult for you.

Compensation for a catastrophic injury should help pay for:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Therapy and rehabilitation for the rest of your life
  • Reduced wages and lost career opportunities
  • Emotional trauma and lessened standard of living

In terms of medical care and costs being compensated, you will want to undergo ample evaluations from professionals in relevant medical fields. Only after these have been completed and reviewed by your attorney will you have a suitable estimation of just how much compensation you need when considering all the remaining years of your life. This is called maximized compensation, and you should not settle for anything less.


Success matters when pursuing compensation following a catastrophic injury, and the highly experienced personal injury attorneys at The Vaughn Law Offices are well versed in handling personal injury claims related to these types of situations, creating a thorough and detailed case that proves all of these necessary elements.

We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients, displaying the gravity of your injuries to the opposition and fighting tenaciously for compensation on your behalf, thereby increasing your chances of getting a maximized compensation.

You can depend on us to take your case seriously,

Whatever your needs may be, we would be happy to discuss them during an initial consultation.

Since 2001, the attorneys at The Vaughn Law Offices have been providing legal assistance to personal injury clients in the Denver area.

When success matters, contact us at 303-586-5905 and tell us what you need.

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