Catastrophic injuries are life-altering events, often involving fractured spines, paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of a limb or bodily function, wheelchairs or the necessity and expense of life support systems. These are injuries that leave the victim in a state usually requiring around-the-clock care for the rest of their lives. These are injuries that usually involve enormous medical expenses, loss of mobility, and the inability to cope with life on one's own.
Injuries like these require a highly skilled trial advocate to ensure the victim is fully, as much as money can do, to return their damaged lives to a state where they can live in some degree of comfort and optimism. These are the cases that make a lawyer and the victim show their mettle.