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A Severe Injury Can Change Your Life Forever

When someone suffers a catastrophic injury, nothing will ever be the same. Catastrophic injuries impact the injured person for life. Cases that involve catastrophic injuries often involve complex issues of liability and may involve numerous potentially-at-fault parties. Often, time is of the essence in catastrophic injury cases to secure the evidence and professionally document the scene of the accident.

Catastrophic injuries can include the following:

If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident, contact Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP today. No matter what time it is, we will be ready to help answer your questions. Should we represent you, we will aggressively seek the evidence necessary to prove your catastrophic injury case.


A severe injury caused by unforeseen events can be burdensome. From long-term pain and suffering to injuries that require a lifetime of rehabilitative care, a catastrophic injury often results in losses and complications that can last a lifetime.

Texas victims of catastrophic injuries caused by another person or entity’s negligence should not have to suffer overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial misery.

They deserve justice. The catastrophic injury law firm Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP is here to help ensure these individuals get justice.

If you or a loved one sustained a catastrophic injury caused by another person’s negligence, it is critical to consult with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney who will help you with the medical, emotional, and financial issues you are facing.

At Armstrong Lee & Baker, a catastrophic injury lawyer can determine if you have a solid catastrophic injury case. We know that a successful lawsuit may never fully compensate for your loss, but the settlement can go a long way in helping you and your family recover.

We pride ourselves on fighting tooth and nail and are always there for our clients from case inception to settlement.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

The American Medical Association (AMA) defines catastrophic injuries as “severe injury to the spinal cord, spine, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures.”

While this is the medical definition, the law broadly defines catastrophic injury and focuses on the injury’s anticipated outcome.

If the injury occurs without warning and causes permanent disability or significantly and permanently changes the way a victim works or lives, it is catastrophic.

Legally, another person or entity’s actions, negligence, recklessness, or faulty product design may also be to blame.

While defining catastrophic injuries is relatively straightforward, taking a catastrophic injury case to court differs from litigating a typical personal injury claim.

The cost of trying a catastrophic injury claim is often much greater, in part because of the extra time it takes to get to trial.

Catastrophic injury victims also have more losses, and things like future treatments, future pain and suffering, future loss of normal life, and future emotional distress are harder to gauge and take longer to quantify.

Gathering evidence, securing expert witnesses, and building a solid case can be a lengthy endeavor.

For these and other reasons, we expect the case to take extra time when we take on a catastrophic injury claim. And while nationally, 95% of all personal injury cases settle, we always organize every case so that it is ready for trial. If it does not settle, we are prepared to go to bat for the compensation you deserve.  

You can also rest assured that no matter how long your catastrophic injury case takes, we will be here 24/7. From answering your questions and keeping you in the loop to helping you find the best possible treatments while you wait, Armstrong Lee & Baker will be there for you every step of the way.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

In 2021, the U.S. experienced 224,935 preventable deaths and 62 million injuries. While these deaths and injuries varied, catastrophic injuries all have one thing in common.

They are life-changing and often permanently affect a victim’s physical, emotional, and financial health going forward.

The most common types of catastrophic injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe fractures and broken bones;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Organ damage;
  • Vision or hearing loss;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Paralysis;
  • Severe burns;
  • Amputations;
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
  • Loss of cognitive abilities, and
  • Traumatic orthopedic injuries.

If you are the victim of a catastrophic injury, a skilled catastrophic personal injury lawyer at

Armstrong Lee & Baker can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for the loss you have suffered. 

 Do My Injuries Qualify for a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit?

Determining whether your injury is catastrophic will depend on factors such as fault, the injury’s severity, and your losses. Varying state law and judicial interpretation will also dictate what qualifies as a catastrophic injury.

However, most lawsuits involve people injured so severely that they could not work again or maintain other day-to-day functions. 

The only way to know if your injury is catastrophic for legal purposes is to consult an experienced catastrophic injury attorney. A skilled catastrophic injury lawyer is experienced in these types of lawsuits and can help you determine if your injuries and circumstances qualify.

What Is My Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

Since every catastrophic injury is different, no two cases are worth the same amount.

Therefore, the financial compensation you end up with will depend on the type and severity of your injuries and the extent to which medical professionals think you will recover.

In most cases, however, depending on the circumstances, victims can pursue compensation for the following:

  • Loss of past and future wages;
  • Loss of wage-earning capacity;
  • Past and future medical expenses, including in-home care;
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs;
  • Required home or vehicle modifications;
  • Loss of sensory or bodily function;
  • Physical or cognitive deficiencies;
  • Lost quality or enjoyment of life;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Past and future mental anguish; and
  • Physical impairment or disfigurement

If you were catastrophically injured in Texas, the skilled attorneys at Armstrong Lee & Baker are here to build a case that successfully represents your complete recovery needs.

Armstrong Lee & Baker Can Help

Armstrong Lee & Baker is here to hold the parties that are responsible for your catastrophic injuries accountable. Our attorneys will work tirelessly for you to get you the settlement you deserve so you can move forward with your life.

Our client testimonials speak magnitudes. No victims should have to deal with their injuries alone. When you work with us, you will have the constant guidance and support of our team.

Our client’s economic and emotional problems always come first; we have won millions for our clients while never losing sight of the fact that we are dealing with people. Call us today at 832-402-6637 for a free consultation. We never take a fee unless we win.