Catastrophic Injuries

Bridgeport Serious Injury Attorney

Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we represent victims of serious and catastrophic injuries in Bridgeport and throughout the state of Connecticut. We understand the unique challenges that victims of severe bodily injuries face, and we know how to fight for the justice you deserve.

If you or someone you love has suffered a significant, debilitating injury due to someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct, reach out to our team to learn how we can help you get back on your feet. We provide free initial consultations and offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorney fees unless we win your case.

Contact us onlineor call (203) 457-6653to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.

What Make an Injury “Catastrophic?”

While any injury can be serious, some tend to have more significant and lasting impacts than others. Generally speaking, any injury that results in substantial, permanent impairment, limitation, or disability is considered “catastrophic.”

Some examples of common catastrophic injuries include:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Serious fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

These types of serious injuries often prevent victims from returning to their once-normal, everyday lives. They may be unable to obtain any form of gainful employment and could even be incapable of caring for themselves or completing routine tasks.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Most serious injuries result from traumatic accidents and events, which can usually be traced back to negligence.

Some of the most common causes of serious, catastrophic injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls, including slip and falls and falls from heights
  • Sports and recreation accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Animal attacks/dog bites
  • Mass transportation accidents

When another person or party acts carelessly or recklessly, resulting in you or a loved one being seriously injured, you have the right to take legal action. If you suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to Carter Mario Law Firm to learn how our Bridgeport catastrophic injury attorneys can help.

Why Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

On the surface, catastrophic injury claims appear very similar to standard personal injury cases—and in many ways, they are. However, these types of cases present several unique challenges. It is important that you work with a legal team that is experienced in handling serious injury lawsuits.

Generally speaking, catastrophic injury claims are more complex than other personal injury cases. The severity of the victim’s injuries, coupled with the extensive nature of their damages, means these types of claims tend to be higher in value. As a result, insurance companies are even more invested in disputing or denying serious injury claims.

To make matters even more complicated, catastrophic injury victims are likely to experience significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships because of their injuries. These challenges not only present victims with immediate difficulties, but they also impact their futures as well. A serious injury can affect an entire family’s financial stability.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, our attorneys are well-versed in the many complexities and nuances inherent in serious injury cases. We understand the unique challenges you are up against, and we know how to aggressively negotiate a fair settlement designed to cover the full cost of your current and future damages. While we strive to secure the fastest and best possible outcome, we also recognize that some cases must be resolved through litigation. When necessary, our team is ready to represent you at trial.

Contact Carter Mario Law Firm Today

You do not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own. Reach out to our Bridgeport serious injury lawyers today to learn how our team can fight for you and your recovery. We proudly offer personalized, client-focused legal services with an emphasis on developing innovative legal strategies tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

With more than 30 years in practice, our firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, helping the seriously injured secure the compensation they need to heal and move forward with their lives.

Request a complimentary case evaluation today; call (203) 457-6653or submit an online contact formto get started.


We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Rear-End Collision $17,000,000

    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 $4,000,000

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

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    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 $3,400,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

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

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

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

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

    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 $2,616,800

    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.

  • Head-On Collision $2,500,000

    The defendant crossed the center median between the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.

  • Gas Poisoning $2,500,000

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



  • Over $1 Billion Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.


Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    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.
  • Client
    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.
  • Client
    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.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
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    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.