Catastrophic Injuries

Phoenix personal injury lawyers representing accident victims who have suffered brain damage, spinal cord injury, paralysis and other serious injuries because of someone else’s misconduct or negligence. We serve Tucson, Yuma, Glendale, Chandler and all of Arizona.

Catastrophic injuries include extreme and severe injuries. They usually result in one or more permanent physical disabilities.  In order for you to obtain and recover the proper amount of financial compensation for your or your loved ones full physical and or emotional recovery, you must contact an experienced Phoenix, AZ catastrophic injury attorney right after you are involved in the accident that causes the catastrophic injury to you or your loved one.  Catastrophic injuries may include:

Catastrophic injuries often result in the need for permanent, lifelong care. The permanent disability affects not only the victim but the injured’s family and friends. Cost of care often runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and may exceed millions.

If you or a loved one experienced a severe injury, it is essential to obtain aggressive and experienced legal representation from a proven personal injury law firm. Our Wattel & York Arizona injury lawyers have a successful track record and have collected more than $10,000,000 for clients in just the past two years. Our Phoenix catastrophic injury lawyers can help you with your claim every step of the way, fighting for a fair settlement but unafraid to take your case to trial if necessary.


Catastrophic injuries often result from serious motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents. In many cases there is a sudden and violent force upon the body that seriously impairs its ability to function normally. In many cases there are neurological and spinal cord injuries that results in motor skills impairment and limitations in bodily functioning. These damages are severe and may require intense, around the clock care. Serving Phoenix, Yuma, Tucson, Glendale and Chandler, AZ, the personal injury attorneys at Wattel & York in Phoenix, AZ have helped more than 13,000 clients over the past 40 years. They are aggressive litigators who know how to obtain results.

It is crucial to remember that evidence of a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, or other serious injury is not, by itself, enough to underpin a claim for damages. Plaintiffs must meet an even higher threshold of proof to hold another party legally responsible for their injuries or losses. For this reason, the expertise of an experienced attorney is invaluable–you need someone on your side who fully understands the legal thresholds regarding negligence, duty of care, and other liability issues.

Was the negligent party working for someone else at the time? If so, you may also be able to sue the employer. Did your accident occur on someone else’s poorly maintained property? You may be eligible to sue the property owner. Were you partly to blame for your accident? Because of “comparative negligence” laws, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation.

Each case is unique, and only through a comprehensive evaluation of the circumstances of your accident and ensuing injuries can we determine your best options for legal recourse.


Our Arizona personal injury attorneys at Wattel & York may seek compensatory damages for your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the insurance companies and other responsible parties. A personal injury claim will commonly seek damages in the following areas:

  • Medical expenses – from the time of the accident until the projected time of recovery, or, if permanent disability exists, for the projected time of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income – how much the victim would have earned throughout his or her working life
  • Property damage – includes car repair or replacement
  • Other


If you or a loved one experienced catastrophic injuries in a car accident or other mishap that was the result of the negligent conduct of another party, it is your right to seek compensation in the form of monetary damages. The Wattel & York Phoenix, AZ catastrophic injury attorneys represent victims of catastrophic injuries throughout Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Yuma and throughout Arizona. We also have offices in California and Washington. There are no legal fees unless we win your case for you. To schedule a complimentary case evaluationcontact the law firm by calling 877-333-9545 or fill out the form on the website.