A catastrophic injury includes certain severe injuries related to the:

  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Spine
  • Spinal cord

If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury, they may be permanently unable to work. Many may attempt to marginalize catastrophic injuries that happen to them.

Though the effects of a catastrophic injury may not be immediate, they could affect long-term health care. Without being able to work, these catastrophic injuries may add up medical costs and create deadly consequences.

In these situations, a lawyer could greatly help with your catastrophic injury case. Since becoming a Texas Bar member in 1992, Leonard B. Gabbay has helped many clients deal with catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact Leonard Gabbay now to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Catastrophic Injury

According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, catastrophic injuries often fall into the following categories1:

Exercise-Induced Heat Stroke

Heat stroke brought on by intense work or exercise can lead to major issues, including coma and seizures.


Fatality is a death that caused by an accident. Qualifying accidents can include negligence of attending to safety regulations.

Paralysis (Permanent, Temporary, and/or Transient)

A serious spinal cord injury can leave you or a loved one paralyzed forever. Even if paralysis comes and goes (transient), this could be a signal of worse things to come.

Permanent Disability Injuries

A severe burn, foot injury, or another condition which leaves you permanently disabled can qualify as a catastrophic injury.

Sudden and/or Severe Cardiac Arrest/Disruption

Heart disruptions are dangerous, especially if they have been brought on by an accident. Do not marginalize any incidents which cause your heart to begin beating arrhythmically.

Serious Injuries

Serious injuries often cover many of the same conditions that catastrophic injuries do. Serious injuries may not be as permanent. For instance, to qualify as a serious injury, you may only need to prove that you have been impaired for no less than 90 days within the first 180 days post-incident.

Have you suffered any of these catastrophic injuries?

Don’t wait. Get an appointment with Leonard B. Gabbay today for a free consultation on your options.

Note: Though the research was conducted within the context of sports, not all catastrophic injuries are sports injuries. It is critical that each person dealing with a catastrophic injury understands that and can move forward with litigation if/when needed.