Catastrophic Injury

Some personal injuries result in harm that is short-term in nature. You may be out of work for a while and be rightfully compensated for lost wages and/or medical bills, but you eventually heal, go back to work and move on with your life.

Then there are catastrophic injuries that turn your entire world upside down and redefine the course of your life as you know it. These are fundamentally life-altering injuries that for all intents and purposes, rob you of the life you had planned to pursue.

These injuries usually require extensive medical care, rehabilitation and even ongoing nursing assistance or dependency on special equipment (wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, etc.). The monetary cost of these requirements can result in severe financial hardship that can be compounded by loss of work and future employability. And that doesn’t even begin to address the emotional devastation for the victims and their families.

When you’ve been robbed of the life you knew through catastrophic injury due to the actions of another party – whether they were negligent, deliberate or reckless – you deserve to be compensated to the highest degree allowed by law.

At Hutchens Law Firm, you’re never alone. We stand for those who cannot stand for themselves by pursuing injury and insurance claims and civil litigation to recoup the damages rightfully due and alleviate the financial hardship you face.

The claims we’ve successfully pursued include compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and nursing care
  • Lost wages – both present and future
  • Punitive damages



Some scenarios that can lead to catastrophic injury claims include:

  • Auto-accidents – whether you’re the driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian
  • Workplace accidents / Worker’s compensation
  • Slips and falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Premises liability – due to negligent practices and conditions
  • Product liability – due to defective and / or dangerous products or practices
  • Public transit / aviation accidents
  • Pet / animal attacks
  • Criminal assault
  • Wrongful death




Some common examples of life-altering and debilitating injury include:

  • Blindness
  • Amputation / loss of limb(s)
  • Paralysis
  • Severe burns
  • Brain injuries leading to diminished capacity, memory loss or personality changes
  • Psychological trauma / PTSD
  • Wrongful death




At Hutchens Law Firm, our purpose is founded in legal expertise of personal injury law and fueled by the empathy of defending those whose lives are forever changed through no fault of their own.