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A catastrophic injury refers to a severe accident resulting in life-altering, often permanent injuries that profoundly affect an individual’s ability to lead a normal life due to another party’s negligence. Catastrophic injuries can include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries,  amputations, severe burns,  and other life-long significant injuries.

Catastrophic injury victims face life-altering physical and emotional challenges, along with substantial financial burdens. These include rehabilitation, ongoing medical expenses, the need for adaptive equipment, and the inability to resume pre-accident employment.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

TBIs can result from car accidents, falls, or sports-related incidents. Injuries can lead to permanent cognitive impairments, memory loss, personality changes, and physical disabilities.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries damage the spine and can result in paralysis (complete or partial,  paraplegia or quadriplegia), loss of sensation, and a range of physical and sensory impairments.


Amputation injuries are classified as the loss of a limb (hand, foot, finger, toe, arm, or leg) due to a traumatic injury, often caused by motor vehicle accidents or industrial and workplace incidents.

Severe Burns

Severe Burns injuries cover a large percentage of the body or affect vital organs that can be life-threatening.   Burn injuries result in extensive scarring and long-term physical disabilities caused by fires, explosions, or chemical accidents.

Multiple Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries

High-impact accidents like motor vehicle crashes,  falls from heights, or industrial and workplace accidents can lead to multiple bone fractures, joint injuries, and permanent damage to the musculoskeletal system.

Organ Damage

Traumatic injuries to one or more organs, including the heart, lung, liver, and kidneys, can result in acute organ failure or a state of shock, stopping blood flow to organs.  Blunt force trauma from motor vehicle crashes, falls,  sports injuries, and industrial or workplace incidents can lead to organ dysfunction or failure.

Eye Injuries

Eye injuries caused by traumatic incidents such as motor vehicle crashes, fires, and explosions involving flying debris, chemicals, or direct impact on the eye can result in permanent vision loss or blindness.

Crush Injuries

Crush injuries occur when force or pressure is applied to a body part, for example, when a body part is trapped between heavy objects or machinery, causing severe damage to muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Severe crash-related injuries include compartment syndrome, fractures, lacerations, and nerve injuries.

The Skeldon Law team is experienced in representing clients and victims of another person’s negligence and is available to answer questions and explain the victim’s legal rights.