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Bridgeport Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Victims who suffer catastrophic injuries are often survivors of horrible yet preventable accidents. To make matters worse, insurance companies search for reasons to avoid responsibility or minimize the extent of the injuries victims suffer. Accordingly, representation by an experienced Bridgeport catastrophic injury attorney is essential.

Carter Mario Law Firm Has 30+ Years of Experience

Carter Mario was founded over 30 years ago to protect the rights of injured victims. Our litigators are fearless advocates who are not afraid to battle insurance companies to ensure our clients and their families are properly compensated for their injuries. As a result of our litigation skills and client-centered representation, we have obtained over one billion dollars in compensation.

If you have been involved in a Bridgeport car accidenta truck accidenta motorcycle accident, or must file a workers’ compensation, a wrongful death, or a medical malpractice lawsuit, the personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Bridgeport

Filing a catastrophic injury claim provides the negligent person’s insurance carrier notice. Submitting a claim without first obtaining legal representation also gives the insurance company an advantage as they can immediately begin investigating and building a defense. A Bridgeport catastrophic injury lawyer can conduct an initial investigation of your accident and then present a stronger claim which is legally sound and factually accurate.

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”

In short, an injury is “catastrophic” if it is nearly fatal or leaves a victim permanently disabled. Catastrophic injuries often require victims to receive life-saving medical treatment such as emergency surgery. In short, catastrophic injuries are life-altering and leave victims with permanent physical scars.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

A victim can suffer a catastrophic injury to any portion of their body. Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Head trauma resulting in brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries resulting in full or partial paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries resulting in amputation

The severity of these injuries requires victims to undergo extensive medical treatment, often pushing them and their families into bankruptcy.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Simple acts of human negligence often cause catastrophic injuries. Stated more clearly, catastrophic injuries result from accidents and severe mistakes which occur in various circumstances. Victims often suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of:

  • Truck collisions
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Slip and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Automobile collisions

What You Should Do If You’ve Suffered a Catastrophic Injury

You should immediately seek medical treatment for your injuries. After you are stabilized, there are several steps you can take to increase the strength of your claim. Specifically, you should:

  • Avoid speaking with any insurance companies
  • Obtain a copy of a police or accident report
  • Collect the names and contact information of potential witnesses
  • Take photographs of your injuries
  • Communicate with your doctor to ensure your injuries are properly diagnosed and documented
  • Consult a Bridgeport catastrophic injury attorney

Proving responsibility in a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit

To win a catastrophic injury lawsuit in Bridgeport, you must prove the opposing party owed you a legally recognized duty of care which they subsequently violated. Depending on the facts of your case and the defenses asserted by the opposing party’s insurance carrier, you may need additional evidence, such as independent witness testimony, to prove your case. In short, you must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the opposing party committed an act of negligence which later caused your injury.

Why Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

Insurance companies routinely hire aggressive defense lawyers to defend against catastrophic injury lawsuits. These lawyers explore, develop, and litigate every potential legal and factual defense. At Carter Mario, our Bridgeport catastrophic injury attorneys prepare your case for trial while also preparing to counter possible legal and factual defenses.

Compensation from Catastrophic Injury Claims & Cases

You can claim economic and non-economic damages under Connecticut State law. Economic damages include the financial losses you suffered, such as your medical expenses. Non-economic damages consist of the physical pain you experienced along with your mental suffering.

Bridgeport Catastrophic Injury FAQ

The time following an accident is often confusing and terrifying. Injured victims often wonder if they have potential legal claims or if they will be able to obtain financial compensation. At Carter Mario, our attorneys understand the stress you are suffering and are willing to offer free consultations to address your concerns.

How Much Does a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Bridgeport Cost?

Under our Zero Fee Warranty, you pay no upfront legal fees. You only pay legal fees if we are able to negotiate a settlement which you approve or if we win your case at trial. Additionally, our fee will not exceed the amount of money you receive from your settlement or judgment.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Catastrophic Injury Claims?

Yes. Under Connecticut State law, civil claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means you must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of your accident, or else your claim is barred.

Contact Carter Mario Law Firm Today

Catastrophic injury claims in Bridgeport are difficult cases to litigate. At Carter Mario, our experienced litigators have successfully represented catastrophic injury victims for over 30 years. To learn more about our services, contact us today!

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

You Pay Us Nothing Unless
We Win Your Case

Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

    Client Testimonials

    Such a great experience

    "I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time."

    - Michelle P.

    It felt really good to have someone

    "My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love."

    - Alex M.

    Tough and fearless

    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - Phillip Y.

    Attention to detail

    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - John L.

    Took so much stress off of me

    "When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."

    - Ruth H.