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Catastrophic Injury There's No Substitute for Experience 

Louisville Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Fighting For the Seriously & Permanently Injured

Personal injury lawsuits can involve many different types of accidents and injuries. When injuries are so severe that they result in life-altering consequences, they’re classified as catastrophic.

From severe pain and suffering to lasting disabilities, the repercussions of a catastrophic injury can be profound and permanent. Catastrophic injuries also have the potential to cause considerably greater financial losses than those claimed in the “average” personal injury case – which makes it even more important for victims to secure full compensation from at-fault parties.

As a law firm focused exclusively on fighting for the injured, Kinnard Law has the experience and resources required of these complex and high-stakes claims.

Why Choose Kinnard Law?

  • Our firm has secured record results and millions in compensation for injured victims.
  • We’ve been selected among U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms” in Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Medical Malpractice.
  • Founding Partner Randall L. Kinnard has earned national recognition as a trial attorney, including a selection among The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, and more.
  • We care about our clients and their futures, and prioritize personal attention.

Our firm is led by Attorney Randall L. Kinnard, a Board Certified Civil Trial and Medical Malpractice Specialist and member of the Inner Circle of Advocates – an invite-only group for the nation’s top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers. Backed by Attorney Kinnard’s experience, our team helps victims level the playing field with insurance companies that care more about profits than people.

If you have a potential case, call or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injury cases are personal injury cases, which means they are civil claims that aim to hold Defendants financially responsible for damages victims suffer as a result of their negligent or wrongful acts. In most personal injury cases, victims are able to recover from their injuries and lead normal lives. In cases involving severe injuries, however, victims suffer long-term if not lifelong losses.

What makes an injury “catastrophic” can vary from case to case. Generally, catastrophic injury cases are distinguished from other personal injury cases for a few reasons:

  • They involve severe, long-term, or life-altering physical injuries;
  • They result in considerable emotional and financial losses;
  • They cause long-term or lifelong limitations and / or the need for future care and medical treatment.

When victims and families suffer extensive harm and losses, and have future needs associated with injuries or disabilities, recovering full compensation becomes all the more important. However, these cases can also be more complex than the average injury claim.

Not only do catastrophic injury cases demand ample time and attention and extensive resources, they also require creative solutions to defenses and strategies employed by defendants and insurance carriers who go to great lengths to deny or dispute liability, and pay as little as they possibly can. At Kinnard Law, our firm knows how to prepare these cases effectively, and how to help victims fight back.

Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle

Because our firm focuses on personal injury law, we’re able to leverage the resources required of catastrophic injury claims. Examples of serious injury cases we handle include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries / permanent brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries / paralysis
  • Amputation / loss of limbs
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Permanent disability (i.e. vision or hearing loss, organ damage, etc.)
  • Severe injuries resulting from medical malpractice
  • Life-altering birth injuries

Though damages are unique to each case and victim, the scope of losses resulting from serious injuries can be extreme. At Kinnard Law, we fight relentlessly for the compensation our clients need to cover their economic and non-economic damages. This may include:

Economic Damages

  • Past medical bills
  • Projected future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Rehabilitation / therapy
  • In-home care or living assistance
  • Medical devices or accommodations
  • Medications and medical monitoring

Non-Economic Damages

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental / psychological anguish
  • Lost quality or enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and disability
  • Emotional injuries suffered by a victim’s loved ones (lost emotional support, companionship, consortium, etc.)

A Proven Record of Success

Kinnard Law has recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for our clients, including those who suffered catastrophic injuries due to the actions and neglect of others.

Examples of our results include:

  • $55M verdict for a woman for severe emotional distress.
  • $22.2M verdict for a woman and her husband after she became paraplegic.
  • $15.2M verdict for a client who suffered permanent brain damage.
  • $4M verdict for a 24-year-old college student.
  • $2.9M verdict in connection to a car accident case that killed one victim and seriously injured another. The survivor of the crash sustained permanent injuries, and was required to undergo multiple surgeries after the wreck.
  • $2M verdict for the family of a 7-year-old girl who suffered a skull fracture and brain injury in a bus accident.

Call For a FREE Consultation: (615) 933-2893

Though catastrophic injuries can make for challenging and aggressively contested cases, they can be handled effectively by an experienced lawyer.

At Kinnard Law, our team is passionate about helping victims and their families secure the justice and compensation they deserve. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in Louisville or any of the surrounding areas, we’re available to speak with you personally about your case, rights, and available options. Contact us to request a FREE and confidential case evaluation.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million

Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
  • Integrity, above and beyond

    “From a choice in the Yellow Pages to Success. This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case. Mutual trust ...”

    - H.W.
  • 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 ...”

    - T.H.
  • We are very grateful.

    “Our case was not easy. Many law firms would not be willing to get involved with a case this complicated and time-consuming. What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was ...”

    - E.I.
  • Great staff.

    “I had the pleasure of working with a few different Kinnard Law lawyers after a personal injury. The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to ...”

    - J.
  • 100% Best Lawyers Around

    “You have all been so kind and loving to our family! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all put in for our case.”

    - J.S.

Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

Get in Touch Today

Request a Free Consultation

To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville personal injury lawyers about medical malpractice, a catastrophic accident, or wrongful death, contact our office today. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

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