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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

You might call an earthquake or hurricane a catastrophe. When you do, you conjure visions of devastating consequences that will have lifelong impacts on how you think and interact with the world after the event.

That’s precisely what happens on an individual scale when someone suffers from a catastrophic injury – an immensely severe injury that leaves a person with devastating, lifelong medical and emotional consequences.


Unfortunately, some catastrophic injuries result from someone else’s negligent or reckless actions. Not only do catastrophic injuries affect your body, but they also negatively impact your financial future. You may face a massive pile of medical bills and wonder how you will cover the costs.

If someone else caused your injury, you can hold them legally responsible, or liable, and demand they compensate you for the damages they caused.

At DeMayo Law Offices, we don’t think you should be left to fend for yourself when someone else is responsible for causing a life-altering accident. The catastrophic injury attorneys with DeMayo Law Offices Your North Carolina Law Firm™, understand what you need because we’ve helped injured North and South Carolinians like you for over 30 years.
We’ll treat you with compassion while we protect your rights and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. If an accident left you with catastrophic injuries, contact our North or South Carolina catastrophic injury law firm at (877) 333-1000 to schedule a free case evaluation.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury refers to a condition that permanently and significantly affects a victim. Catastrophic injuries can result in death, permanent disabilities such as paralysis, or severe injuries that leave a victim with lasting, daily consequences.

They’re particularly emotionally devastating for victims and their families because they can significantly alter the direction of an individual’s work and personal life. Individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries may require prolonged medical care.  If they cannot return to work, they may need permanent disability support.

The significance of these consequences requires the attention of an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer. If you’ve been catastrophically injured, you may be able to seek significant damages to help you and your family recover the money you’ve spent on treatment and ensure you are able to live comfortably in the future.

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What Types of Injuries Are Considered Catastrophic?

A catastrophic injury is a life-altering injury. It impacts a person’s ability to work, earn a living, care for themselves, care for their children or other loved ones, drive a car, and carry out basic tasks. Examples of injuries that could be considered catastrophic may include:

  • Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations or loss of limbs
  • Severe burns
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Serious organ damage

While these are some of the most common catastrophic injuries, other severe injuries may also qualify. Consulting with a personal injury law firm experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases, like DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, is the best way to determine if your injuries may qualify for a catastrophic injury claim.

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries that May Result in a Lawsuit

Accidents can happen, but when an accident results from a negligent or reckless act leaving someone with life-altering injuries, there may be grounds for a catastrophic injury claim or lawsuit.


There are many situations where someone else’s actions may result in a serious accident and severe injuries. Some examples include:

  • Large truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents- especially in factories or construction sites
  • Falls from significant heights
  • Vicious dog or animal attacks
  • Defective products or drugs
  • Medical mistakes or errors

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Why You Need an Attorney Experienced in Handling Catastrophic Injuries

After your injury, you may want to move on and forget. If someone else caused your injury, that might be a mistake. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

You need a DeMayo Law Offices catastrophic injury lawyer to assist in seeking compensation for your injuries, losses, and other damages as soon as possible.


Catastrophic injury cases can become very complicated – an experienced DeMayo Law Offices attorney will gather evidence to build a strong case against the party responsible for the accident that caused your life-changing injury. This may require extensive research into medical records, incident reports or police reports, photo evidence, video surveillance, and other documents to establish the extent of your injuries and the fault of the party responsible.

Calculating the number of damages you may be entitled to can also become complicated. It’s not as simple as adding up the weeks of work you missed or the medical bills you’ve received.

Catastrophic injuries result in extensive and expensive medical treatment spanning different hospitals, doctors, rehabilitation clinics, pharmacies, and other medical providers.

Our catastrophic injury attorneys will calculate the future medical expenses you can expect, whether you’ll need in-home care, more rehabilitation, medical devices, changes to your home, future surgeries, etc. More insubstantial losses, like the impacts on your mental health, your family, and your lifestyle, will also need a monetary value.

It takes an attorney experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases to fight for the compensation that you deserve to cover all of your damages: past, future, economic, and non-economic.

Getting shortchanged by an insurance company or being advised by an inexperienced attorney to settle early could leave you with financial headaches. Contact the legal team at DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, to get the help you need.

Frequently Asked Questions about Catastrophic Injuries

If you’ve been injured, you probably have questions about what’s next. And if you’re reading this, you may also be looking for an experienced North or South Carolina catastrophic injury attorney. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding catastrophic injuries in North and South Carolina:

How Can I Be Sure I’m Eligible for Compensation?

To recover compensation from a personal injury, a plaintiff (the victim) must prove the negligence of another (the defendant) is the direct cause of the injury. However, the defendant is only negligent if he or she owes a particular duty to the plaintiff.

Depending on the personal injury claim, proving these things can be very difficult. Evidence such as witnesses, expert testimony, and medical records may be required.

Eligibility for compensation can also be affected by North or South Carolina’s statute of limitations.

Can I File My Personal Injury Claim Any Time After My Injury?

Unfortunately, no. Each state has statutes of limitations that dictate the length of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Different claims have different filing time periods.

In North and South Carolina personal injury claims must be filed within three years of the date of injury.

If you have a personal injury claim, take it to an experienced personal injury lawyer at the DeMayo Law Offices as soon as possible. During an initial consultation, victims are informed of the amount of time they have to file and how much compensation may be available for recovery.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Each personal injury claim is different. Each settlement is based on the injury claim and what losses were endured by the plaintiff.

Settlement dollars are equal to claimed losses and typically include medical bills, lost wages, pain, emotional distress, and suffering.

Do I Have to Go to Court for My Personal Injury Claim?

Fortunately, no. In most cases, a settlement can be reached long before a court date is needed. However, accepting a settlement quickly can sometimes leave money on the table.

To reach a comprehensive settlement, it’s best to hire an experienced catastrophic injury attorney to handle your claim to ensure you get the appropriate compensation.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are many reasons to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. First, a personal injury lawyer is skilled at handling various claims in detail, and they’ll help you through the complex and often confusing legal process.

Second, an experienced personal injury attorney will ease the hassle and time victims spend dealing with insurance companies and other parties. An experienced personal injury lawyer will dedicate their time to a case, so the victim can focus on what’s really important: recovery.

Finally, injury claims may result in more significant compensation packages when an experienced catastrophic injury attorney handles them.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

At DeMayo Law Offices we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means victims don’t pay anything until their case gets settled. This benefits people who feel they don’t have a lifeline in a complicated situation.

Why Should I Choose the DeMayo Law Offices?

Since 1992, DeMayo Law Offices have protected the rights of injured people.

We’ve represented over 125,000 individual clients and have obtained numerous significant settlements and verdicts. The attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices in North and South Carolina have over 150 years of combined legal experience and have obtained over $1000,000,000.00 (One Billion Dollars) in judgments and settlements for our clients.

If you have a personal injury claim, contact DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm ™, to schedule your initial free consultation. Our catastrophic injury lawyers will help you through each step of the process.

Contact DeMayo Law Offices If You’ve Suffered a Catastrophic Injury

You may feel overwhelmed if you suffered a catastrophic injury due to an accident. It’s hard to cope with sudden changes to your health and even harder to imagine what your life will look like in the future. But you don’t have to go it alone.

That’s where the team at DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, comes into play. We help injured North and South Carolinians, just like you, get the compensation they deserve after a devastating accident.

Focus on your recovery while we focus on your legal options. Contact the DeMayo Law Offices at (877) 333-1000 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.