After most car wrecks, injured victims recover from any injuries with proper treatment and enough time. However, certain catastrophic injuries can cause permanent or long-term difficulties and suffering. Catastrophic injuries such as burns, organ damage, amputations, severe or multiple fractures, loss of vision or hearing, head trauma, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia are so serious that their impact can leave the victim with life-altering consequences.


Catastrophic injuries may be caused by:

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Slip and falls
  • Workplace injuries
  • Defective products
  • Animal attacks
  • Recreational mishaps
  • Medical professional errors
  • Acts of violence

In most cases, the outcome can be traced back to a failure to follow simple, common-sense safety rules.


The consequences of catastrophic injuries can change both the short-term and long-term functional capabilities of a victim. Symptoms of some traumatic injuries often do not appear for days, weeks or months following the initial injury. Victims often are left dealing with physical, mental, and emotional changes. Catastrophic injuries can have an impact on not only the victim but also the victim’s family and friends as well. The need for 24-hour care and assistance of the victim by family members and hired professionals can take a serious toll.

Medical care, accommodations, and rehabilitation can usually help people with catastrophic injuries to get as close to “back to normal” as possible, and to lead their lives in as comfortable and satisfying a manner as possible. But these injuries usually come with astronomical medical bills, not to mention tremendous physical pain, loss of work, impairment, and can rob victims of their life’s passions.


Catastrophic injuries often require the hiring of a life care planner, who helps predict the cost of long-term or life-long medical care so that your attorney can develop evidence, present it to a jury, and show what it will cost to take care of the victim in the future. Other experts may also be required for catastrophic injury cases, such as economists, crash reconstructionists, biomechanical engineers, vocational rehabilitation experts, and many others.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury that they will likely never fully recover from because of someone else’s carelessness, then legal action is called for. An experienced and compassionate Texas personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation to cover the costs of necessary medical care. Even if you believe you or your loved one is at fault for the injury, you should still contact Daniel Stark to determine if compensation is possible and appropriate.

In an instant, your life is changed through no fault of your own. Someone else’s negligence has caused a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to you or someone you love. The future you always dreamed of has just changed before your eyes.


Contact Daniel Stark’s catastrophic injury lawyers immediately for a free initial consultation about your case. call or text us toll-free at (800) 474-1233 or contact us online 24/7. With six offices to serve you, we are your Texas catastrophic injury lawyers.

With offices in Bryan/College Station, Waco, Austin, Killeen, and Tyler we can help you wherever you’re located. Our Texas car accident lawyers serve clients in outlying areas, such as Bastrop, Bellmead, Belton, Brenham, Caldwell, Georgetown, Harker Heights, Hearne, Madisonville, McGregor, Navasota, Pflugerville, Rockdale, Round Rock, and Temple.