Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Tucson, Arizona 

We'll fight for a fair settlement but aren't afraid to take your case to trial if necessary.

While any injury can feel traumatic and serious to the victim, there are only a handful of injury types that experts classify as “catastrophic.” Catastrophic injuries aren't only those that cause severe amounts of physical harm, but those that are disabling or disfiguring as well. 

At Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you to understand your rights and legal options if you've been involved in a serious accident caused by someone else's negligence. 

Contact our award-winning law firm today to learn more about how we can help. Our Tucson personal injury lawyers have recovered many multi-million-dollar verdicts and have collectively won more than $150 million in personal injury damages, with decades of expertise in catastrophic injury cases.

Catastrophic Injury Accidents


Causes of Catastrophic Injury Cases in Arizona

If you've suffered a serious, life-altering injury, you want representation from the best.

The AZ Injury Law team of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian has decades of experience handling catastrophic injury claims in Tucson, Arizona and can help you or a family seek compensation for injury cases that are fatal, cause permanent disability, or are permanently disfiguring.

Our firm is here to help you not only obtain the justice you seek, but to help you recover the compensation you need to offset all of your injury-related expenses and future costs. You can rely on the fact that we will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading up to your injuries so that we can help you build a solid case to get you the most optimal results.

Our lawyers are experts in the most complicated and complex injury cases. While anything can technically result in a catastrophic injury due to negligence, the most common causes of catastrophic injuries typically include:   

  • Motor vehicle accidents (cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats, aircraft, etc.) 
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Industrial accidents 
  • Workplace accidents
  • Assault
  • Explosions 
  • Medical malpractice and medical/surgical negligence 
  • Defective products (product liability) 
  • Dangerous premises accidents (premises liability)

However your serious, life-altering accident happened, you deserve expert representation from the award-winning attorneys at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian.

Our lawyers specialize in personal injury claims involving catastrophic injuries and understand how to build strong cases of liability for our clients through preparation, exhaustive investigation, and years of successfully battling big insurance companies.


Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Get the compensation you deserve for continuing, lifelong care. 

Catastrophic injuries are the most severe and serious of all injury claims and may result in permanent damage, physical harm, disability, disfigurement or death. As such, these injuries  affect not only the person who was hurt, but the victim's family and friends. Care for catastrophic injuries can last forever and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and may exceed millions.

Typically, the types of personal injuries that are classified as catastrophic include:

Traumatic Brain Injury

Finding out that you have suffered a brain injury as a result of another person's negligence, carelessness, or irresponsibility may leave you feeling angry, frustrated, confused and alone. While all traumatic brain injuries have the potential to be serious - like comas - some can be more severe than others and have the potential to be fatal, or to affect a person's cognition, thinking, memory, emotions, sensations, and more. 

Spinal Cord Injury / Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries are arguably the most devastating catastrophic injury type because these injuries are often permanent, meaning that the victim will be impacted for life. This catastrophic injury type disrupts the spinal cord's ability to send messages between the brain and the rest of the body. When this occurs, the result will be paralysis from the site of the injury downwards which has life-altering, long-term effects.   

Amputation / Loss of Limbs

Losing a limb is a catastrophic and life-changing injury type for anyone with both physical and psychological effects. Many people and professions rely on their limbs for their livelihoods (i.e. athletes, chefs, drivers, doctors, etc.) which adds complexity to these cases. Prosthetics and physical therapy may help improve quality of life after a limb amputation, but nothing can truly restore one's hand, arm, leg, or foot after a severe accident.

Burn Injury 

Burn injuries are considered catastrophic for a multitude of reasons, as they cause both irreparable physical and psychological damage. The severity or “degree” of any burn injury depends heavily on numerous factors, but burn injuries are considered some of the most painful catastrophic injury types. Burn injuries can be life-threatening, often result in long-term mobility and disability issues, and leave the victim disfigured.

Skull or Spinal Fractures 

Serious fractures to the skull or the spine (or severe fractures to other parts of the body) are often characterized as catastrophic because of the potential for brain or spinal cord injury that they present. Additionally, treatment for these complex fracture types can also be very risky, highly specialized, and extremely costly – as a small error may result in a far more severe injury that could compound the initial injury. 


We recognize that accidents that cause permanent scarring, life-changing disability or physical disfigurement can also cause serious long-term emotional and psychological injuries as well. Some scars may be with you forever, but we will file an injury claim and pursue the maximum possible amount of financial compensation for your physical injuries and current and future psychological injuries so you can move forward with your life.

Eye Injuries

Suffering a partial or total loss of your vision can be a frightening and traumatic experience. What can make the situation even more tragic is knowing that your loss of sight could have been prevented had the party responsible for your injury not behaved in a negligent, irresponsible or destructive manner. If you've suffered a catastrophic eye injury and have experienced temporary or permanent loss of vision, talk to the experts.


Our well-known and highly-regarded Tucson, Arizona injury attorneys understand how difficult it may be to come to terms with your injuries so that you can move forward with your life. Rest assured that you are not alone during this difficult time. We are here to help you obtain the justice you seek and to help you recover the compensation needed to offset all of your accident-related expenses and future costs. 

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Do I Have a Valid Catastrophic Injury Case?

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to another's recklessness, negligence or mistake, working with an experienced lawyer is in your best interests. At the law offices of Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian, we can help you to understand your rights after you are seriously harmed, including your right to pursue legal action for damages against the at-fault party. 

If your injuries have left you or a loved one disfigured or disabled, unable to work or provide for yourself and your family, or worse - if the injury was fatal - you will need help recovering the compensation to meet your lifetime needs. 

Building a strong case requires that all aspects of your accident are thoroughly reviewed including liability, extent of your injuries, as well as the economic and non-economic damages you may be eligible to receive. Our attorneys will fight hard to negotiate a settlement that is in your best interests, or take your case to court to help you get the substantial verdict merited by your injuries.

While nothing can restore you to the same physical and emotional state that you were in prior to any catastrophic accident, filing a legal action can help you recover compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, property damage costs, diminished quality of life, therapy and rehabilitation costs, and more. 

Our firm prepares each case for trial from the very beginning and we are known by insurance companies for our preparation. As a result, we are able to obtain fair settlements for as many as 98% of our cases and have also obtained many multi-million-dollar verdicts for medical malpractice claims.


Damages Available in a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Arizona

Damages from the most severe and serious types of injuries often require intense, around the clock care. Serving the Tucson, Arizona area and specializing in the most complex, complicated types of personal injuries, the attorneys at Scmidt, Sethi & Akmajian have helped thousands of clients over the past 40 years and have won some of the biggest personal injury cases in state history.

Each case is unique and the compensation you can expect may vary based on many factors, but only through a comprehensive evaluation of the circumstances of your accident and ensuing injuries can we determine your best options for legal recourse. 

We are helpful, compassionate listeners and highly aggressive litigators who know how to obtain results.

Damages you're entitled to depend on the type of catastrophic injury - traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, severe burn, paralysis, etc. - and the complexity of the case details, which is why the expertise of an experienced attorney like the AZ Injury Law team is invaluable. We've handled hundreds of personal injury cases like yours, have won numerous awards, and fully understand the legal thresholds regarding negligence, duty of care, and other liability issues.

If you or a loved one experienced catastrophic injuries in a serious accident or other mishap that was the result of the negligent conduct of another party, you need expert representation to help you maximize your monetary damages. As such, you should consult with the experienced attorneys at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian as soon as possible.


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Our Tucson, Arizona injury lawyers offer assistance for a variety of personal injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases for our valued clients. 

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Our award-winning lawyers are backed by a talented, caring team of legal professionals, paralegals, bilingual assistants, notaries, and others - all dedicated to you, your case, and the compensation you deserve.

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As such we always have your case and your best interest in mind. When you win, we win too by providing the best legal care possible.

Thorough investigation and preparation.

We tirelessly and thoughtfully prepare every case we represent as though it was going to trial. This lets insurance companies know that we are a force to be reckoned with. As such, we settle successfully 98% of the time.