Catastrophic Injuries

Nashville Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Representing Accident Victims for 100+ Years Combined

A catastrophic injury can affect more than just the victim – in many cases, it will also affect their family and loved ones. When faced with mounting medical bills and time spent away from work, it can be hard to know what to do next. If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury, we encourage you to discuss your options with a Nashville injury attorney at Kinnard Law.

We have been representing catastrophically injured victims throughout Tennessee for more than 150 years combined, securing millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. Our lawyers have also litigated hundreds of cases, so you can trust that your case will be in highly capable hands when you turn to us for help. Call our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Ready to speak with our team? Call us today at (615) 933-2893 for a free consultation.

Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle

At Kinnard Law, we handle a wide range of catastrophic injury cases. Whether you were involved in a motor vehicle collision or you were hurt in a workplace accident, you can count on our team to fight diligently for the level of financial compensation you need and deserve.

Our firm has won favorable results for clients who have suffered:

  • Brain Injuries: These can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and may result in cognitive impairments, memory loss, personality changes, or even coma.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can lead to partial or complete paralysis below the site of injury, affecting motor control, sensation, and bodily functions.
  • Paralysis: Paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or other severe traumas, leading to loss of sensation and voluntary movement in affected body parts.
  • Broken Bones: While broken bones may not always be considered catastrophic, severe fractures involving major bones such as the pelvis, femur, or multiple fractures can lead to significant complications and long-term disabilities.
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb due to injury or surgical removal is considered catastrophic and can profoundly impact a person's mobility, independence, and quality of life.
  • Burn Injuries: Severe burns covering large areas of the body can cause extensive tissue damage, scarring, and long-term physical and psychological consequences.
  • Organ Damage: Injuries that result in damage to vital organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys can have life-altering effects and may require ongoing medical treatment or transplantation.
  • Severe Vision or Hearing Loss: Catastrophic injuries affecting vision or hearing can significantly impair a person's ability to communicate, navigate the environment, or perform daily activities independently.
  • Severe Trauma to Internal Organs: Blunt force trauma or penetrating injuries to internal organs such as the liver, spleen, or intestines can cause life-threatening complications and require emergency medical intervention.
  • Severe Psychological Trauma: While not always visible, catastrophic injuries can also cause significant psychological trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, which may require long-term mental health support.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can result from various causes, often involving sudden and severe trauma to the body or mind. Some common causes include:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians can lead to catastrophic injuries due to the high speeds and forces involved.
  • Falls: Falls from heights, such as roofs, ladders, or scaffolding, as well as slip-and-fall accidents, can result in severe head injuries, spinal cord injuries, or broken bones.
  • Sports and Recreational Activities: High-impact sports like football, hockey, or extreme sports can lead to catastrophic injuries such as concussions, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries.
  • Workplace Accidents: Industrial accidents, construction site mishaps, or exposure to hazardous materials can cause catastrophic injuries such as crush injuries, burns, or traumatic amputations.
  • Violence and Assault: Intentional acts of violence, including shootings, stabbings, or physical assaults, can result in catastrophic injuries such as gunshot wounds, severe head trauma, or spinal cord injuries.
  • Medical Malpractice: Errors in medical diagnosis, surgery, or treatment can lead to catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, nerve damage, or organ failure.
  • Defective Products: Malfunctioning or defective products, including machinery, equipment, or consumer goods, can cause catastrophic injuries if they fail unexpectedly during use.
  • Recreational Accidents: Activities such as diving, skiing, or rock climbing carry inherent risks of catastrophic injury if safety precautions are not followed or if accidents occur.
  • Medical Emergencies: Sudden health crises such as strokes, heart attacks, or severe allergic reactions can lead to catastrophic injuries if not promptly treated or managed.

Discuss Your Options in a Free, No-Risk Consultation

When pursuing a personal injury lawsuit for a catastrophic injury, it is important to understand the full extent of the injury—including its impact on the victim both now and in the future. Many accident victims will require physical therapy, rehabilitation, adaptive equipment and modified living quarters; failing to address these issues could leave a victim without the lifelong resources they need.

When you hire Kinnard Law, we can work with independent investigators and medical experts to build an effective case. These experts can help us assess your short and long-term medical needs—which will, in turn, allow us to pursue an adequate level of compensation on your behalf. Take the first step today by requesting a free consultation with our Nashville serious injury lawyers.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led To Record-Setting Victories
  • $55 Million Personal Injury

    Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in nude video lawsuit against hotel, stalker.

  • $22.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Bette Donathan was in an automobile accident in Winchester, Tennessee. She had a broken leg.

  • $15.2 Million Medical Malpractice

    Randy Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris of Kinnard Law obtained the largest verdict in Weakley County history for their 23 year-old client.

  • $6.5 Million Medical Malpractice

    A woman went into the hospital for a tubal ligation. The doctor put a small hole in her large colon during the procedure and did not recognize it.

  • $5 Million Wrongful Death

    On October 2, 2014, a Nashville jury held a pediatric clinic and local hospital accountable for the wrongful death of 22-month-old Ryder Laurent.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Kinnard Law, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "These are the professionals that you want fighting for you and the people you love!"
    The legal team at Kinnard Law worked diligently to get my family compensation following a malpractice suit.
    - Lauren Price Cook
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    This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case.
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    "In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support."
    Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what felt like an eternity.
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    What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was beyond remarkable and we are very grateful.
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