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Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Securing Maximum Compensation for Serious Injuries

Severe burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other life-changing physical injuries that have lasting or permanent effects on various areas of one’s life may be considered catastrophic. In addition to requiring emergency treatment, they may leave a victim in need of physical therapy and lifelong care. They can also have psychological effects, causing depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. With such severe injuries, it is important to recover maximum compensation from the responsible party.

At Cullan & Cullan, our team includes four Phoenix catastrophic injury lawyers who are also doctors, who also carry degrees in anatomy, obstetrics, and engineering. We use this and our advanced accident reconstruction training to deliver a level of legal representation rarely seen in this industry. It is even more important in cases involving catastrophic injuries, where the stakes are so high.

To find out how we can seek justice on your behalf, call (602) 900-9483. Your consultation is free.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury refers to a severe injury that results in long-term or permanent disabilities, significant impairment of bodily functions, or a reduced quality of life. These injuries often have a profound impact on the victim's physical, emotional, and financial well-being. They may require extensive medical treatment, long-term care, and rehabilitation.

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBIs can lead to cognitive impairments, memory loss, motor function deficits, and personality changes.
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): SCI involves damage to the spinal cord, which can result in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and impaired bodily functions below the site of injury.
  • Severe Burns: Burns that cover a large area of the body or penetrate deep into tissues can cause extensive damage, leading to chronic pain, disfigurement, and loss of mobility.
  • Loss of Limb: Amputation or severe trauma resulting in the loss of a limb can profoundly impact an individual's mobility, independence, and quality of life.
  • Multiple Fractures: Extensive fractures, especially those involving major bones or joints, can lead to long-term disability, chronic pain, and reduced mobility.
  • Organ Damage: Injury to vital organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys can have severe consequences, including organ failure, chronic health issues, and reduced life expectancy.
  • Blindness or Vision Loss: Trauma to the eyes or head can cause permanent vision impairment or blindness, significantly impacting the individual's ability to perform daily activities and engage with the world.

What Causes Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic, life-changing injuries may have various causes. These may include:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Nursing home abuse

In these and all other types of incidents that lead to serious injuries, our Phoenix catastrophic injury attorneys are here to protect victims’ rights. We’ve been fighting for the injured for over 30 years and have secured over $350 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury Claim

When a catastrophic injury is caused by negligence or wrongdoing, the victim may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. This may include monetary damages for:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Medication and medical supplies
  • Physical therapy
  • Reconstructive or plastic surgery
  • Assistive devices
  • Prosthetics
  • Travel costs to and from medical appointments
  • Ongoing medical care
  • In-home care
  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Building handicapped accessible housing
  • Attendant care

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All losses related to the injury should be considered to determine the full and fair value of a catastrophic injury claim. This is essential if a victim is to have the best opportunity at restoring their health, security, and quality of life to the fullest extent possible.

At Cullan & Cullan, we understand the immense challenges individuals face when dealing with catastrophic injuries. Our experienced team of lawyers is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal representation to those who have suffered such injuries.

With our knowledge, expertise, and commitment to justice, we strive to ease the burden on our clients and help them rebuild their lives after such devastating events. When you trust us with your catastrophic injury claim, you can rest assured that we will advocate fiercely on your behalf from start to finish.

To find out what your case is worth, call (602) 900-9483. Schedule a free consultation today!

Record SettingVerdicts

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  • $26.1 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Cullan & Cullan has set a state record in Nebraska with a $26.1 million medical malpractice jury award.

  • $25.4 Million

    Medical Malpractice

    Cullan & Cullan, Doctors Practicing Law, won a record-setting $25.4 million jury verdict for a family injured by medical negligence during labor and delivery.

  • $19 Million

    Truck Accident

    Negligent truck driver made a right-hand turn into plaintiff’s vehicle, causing fractured vertebra and partial paralysis. Defendant alleged plaintiff was trying to pass him on the shoulder. The insurance company offered zero before trial.



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  • "We knew these would be lifelong issues for our son. You have to advocate for your kids because no one else will do it. Cullan & Cullan knew what was going on and we knew they would be successful in helping us."
  • "If your child is damaged or you think your child is damaged, you should seek a lawyer. Having a doctor-lawyer on my side really gave me hope."
  • "My child had permanent paralysis in her left arm and no one gave us a straight answer on how bad it actually was. We needed lawyers who understood the medical side of this case and hiring the Cullan brothers gave us the attention we needed."
  • "Joe and Pat came to meet me helped me fight my case. I was who they cared about and I felt so important with the Cullan brothers."
  • "For anybody who's been in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury, Dr. Sam is the best person you could possibly call to help. Not only is he someone who is knowledgeable and very friendly, he's also a humble person - someone who will hold your hand and guide you through the process as he did with me."
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