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Catastrophic Injuries

Connecticut Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Understanding Catastrophic Injury Cases

Catastrophic injuries take many forms; essentially, any debilitating injury can be classified as catastrophic. These injuries are always severe and very often change the lives of both victims and their loved ones.

If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury, reach out to our team at Carter Mario Law Firm for legal assistance. You could be entitled to file a personal injury claim against an at-fault person or party and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. We understand the challenges you are facing, and we are ready to advocate for you.

Call (203) 806-9256 or contact us online to request a free consultation with one of our Connecticut catastrophic injury lawyers today.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

As mentioned above, a catastrophic injury is any severe, debilitating injury that affects the victim’s ability to return to his or her normal, pre-injury life.

Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:

The short- and long-term effects of these types of injuries are immense, often costing victims and their families hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in medical bills and lost income over time.

What Compensation Is Available for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries?

As in any other type of personal injury case, victims of catastrophic accidents can seek financial compensation from liable parties. The purpose of this is twofold: to hold negligent parties accountable and to compensate victims for their economic and non-economic losses.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we understand the unique challenges catastrophic injury victims face. Unlike less serious injuries, your injuries are not going to heal on their own. They may never heal completely. You may be left with a new disability and must learn how to manage this as you move forward in your life. Our goal is to help you recover all of the compensation you are owed so that you can access the critical care you need.

Carter Mario Law Firm can help you seek compensation for your damages, which may include the following:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Emergency room/hospital fees
  • Surgeries and other treatments
  • Cognitive/physical rehabilitation therapy
  • In-home care services
  • Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
  • Future lost earnings
  • Lost earning capacity (disability)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress/trauma
  • Counseling services
  • Disfigurement
  • Inconvenience
  • Lost quality of life

In some circumstances, our Connecticut catastrophic injury lawyers may also be able to seek punitive damages on your behalf. Punitive damages are available when a defendant is found to have acted with egregious or willful disregard for human life. Punitive damages are relatively rare; recovering such damages is dependent on the exact nature of your case.

How Do Catastrophic Injuries Happen?

Catastrophic injuries most commonly result from traumatic accidents and events, including acts of violence. When others are careless, reckless, or act unlawfully, innocent people can be severely hurt.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we represent clients in all types of catastrophic injury claims, including those involving:

In our 30+ years in practice, we have successfully secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys employ an aggressive, collaborative approach while also providing the attentive support, personalized guidance, and reliable responsiveness you need.

Get Started with a Free Consultation

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you are likely facing serious challenges in your recovery. But you do not have to go through this alone. Carter Mario Law Firm is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the trusted legal representation you deserve.

The first step in your recovery starts with contacting our team. We provide free initial consultations and can travel to meet you at your home or in the hospital if needed. We also offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and there are absolutely no attorneys’ fees unless we are successful in your case. If we don’t recover compensation, you don’t pay!

Call our office at (203) 806-9256 or submit an online contact form today to learn more.


We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our 65-year-old client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    A 17-year-old driving an SUV made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood. The driver hit our 36-year-old client and suffered severe head and brain trauma; multiple fractures to his face and skull; multiple rib fractures; cervical vertebrae fracture; left femur, left hand, and left foot fractures; a punctured lung.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2,400,000

    Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a car. This accident caused a severe injury that resulted in leg amputation.

  • Head-On Collision Results in Passenger’s Death $2,300,000

    A 23-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle that crossed into the path of a school bus and struck it head-on, which resulted in his death.

  • Cable Man Slipped on a Half Inch of Ice in the Entryway $2,250,000

    A 34-year-old man was installing cable television equipment at a condominium complex when he slipped on a half-inch of ice in the entryway, causing him to fall on his back and hit his head. As a result, the man underwent three invasive procedures due to lumbar spine injuries. Despite the procedures, he was determined to be 40 percent disabled, limiting his future ability to work in a full-time, labor-intensive position.

  • Low-Impact Sideswipe $2,050,000

    A 34-year-old driver was sideswiped on the highway and later developed failed back syndrome, leaving him unable to work and suffering from chronic pain.

  • Fall on Ice $1,900,000

    Our diabetic client fell on the ice and broke their ankle. Rubbing from the ankle cast caused a non-healing wound which led to leg amputation.

  • Death Due to Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Death due to failure to diagnose skin cancer.

  • Scooter Accident $1,250,000

    A scooter operator was hit after the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip and a concussion.



  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars 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.
  • Client
    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.