Catastrophic Injury

When is an injury considered catastrophic?

A catastrophic injury is a life-altering injury to the spine, spinal cord or brain. These types of injuries have a severe short- and long-term impact on a person’s functional capabilities.  

A catastrophic injury causes an individual to lose a vital part of themselves, whether it’s a limb, the ability to walk, or form a thought. 

For the most part, there are three types of catastrophic injuries: physical injuries, spinal cord injuries and cognitive injuries. Physical injuries include amputation, serious burns, severe fractures and organ damage. Spinal cord injuries create permanent mobility issues. Cognitive injuries arise from brain damage which dramatically limits a person’s ability to carry out ordinary tasks, such as working, speaking, or forming new memories.  


The Personal Injury Group at Rudolph Clarke
Fights For Clients Impacted By Catastrophic Injuries!

We know how to get the insurance companies to pay you the settlement you deserve. Learn how we helped a client obtain a 872,500 settlement in a catastrophic injury claim.

Find out how much your claim is really worth and learn how we can help you. Michael L. Barbiero, the head of Rudolph Clarke’s personal injury litigation team, has obtained many other impressive results for his clients.