Arizona Personal Injury

Catastrophic Injury – Phoenix Injury Attorney – Arizona

Catastrophic Injuries - Arizona Injury Attorneys - Arizona Burg SimpsonCatastrophic injuries, as defined by the American Medical Association, are any wounds “to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and can include skull or spinal fractures.” The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research bases these injuries on three additional outcome criteria:

  • Fatality
  • Permanent severe functional disability
  • Severe head or neck trauma without permanent disability

Burg Simpson, a Phoenix personal injury law firm, represents anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injuries. We have over 40 years of experience fighting for victims’ rights to compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call Burg Simpson in Arizona at 602-777-7000 to speak with a Phoenix accident lawyer.

Any number of activities can lead to a catastrophic injury. Whether it is a car accident, a fall from a ladder, or a birth injury, the potential for catastrophic injury surrounds our everyday lives. But, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injuries, three sports activities are particularly deadly.

  • Football: Youth football players face the highest incidence of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, sending roughly 62,000 kids to the hospital every year, most often with concussions.
  • Cheerleading: While not technically a sport, cheerleading is particularly dangerous for the half a million cheerleaders who participate every year. Falls send about 37,000 cheerleaders to the ER annually. While not all of these injuries serious or life-threatening, cheerleading is still the second leading cause of catastrophic injuries for all high school athletic activities.
  • Ice Hockey: Despite all of the hard-hitting action that takes places in ice hockey, slips and falls account for more injuries in hockey, while concussions make up about 13 percent of the sport’s injuries.

If a family member has been seriously injured in an accident, get in touch with an Arizona injury lawyer as soon as possible by calling our Burg Simpson Arizona office at 602-777-7000.

If you have been in an accident that has left you with a serious head or spinal injury, you could be eligible for compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Retraining
  • Loss of income
  • Disfigurement

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident because of someone’s negligence, call a personal injury attorney in Phoenix at 602-777-7000 today.

Burg Simpson Phoenix Law Firm Is Here To Help

Most catastrophic injuries leave a lasting impact on your life and your family. Physical therapy can take years, and the pain can last a lifetime. Sometimes, a return to anything resembling a normal life simply is not an option. If someone’s careless behavior led to your catastrophic injury, you need to talk to an Arizona personal injury lawyer who has spent decades working with these kinds of cases. Contact Burg Simpson at 602-777-7000 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form here.

 February 18, 2019

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer

Ronald M. Sandgrund is Featured in the February Edition of the Colorado Lawyer Ronald M. Sandgrund, Of Counsel at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was recently featured in the Member Spotlight section of the February edition of the Colorado Lawyer.  Mr. Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and… Read more »

 February 13, 2019

Biker Swallowed By Sinkhole

Burg Simpson Attorneys Win Second Appeal to Protect $7.3 Million Verdict On September 3, 2008, Mr. James Nelson suffered severe and life-changing injuries, including a permanent brain injury, when his bicycle was swallowed by a large sinkhole on a bike path located on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. … Read more »

Firefighters

 February 8, 2019

Burg Simpson Seeks to Protect West Metro Firefighters From Getting Burned

Brian Matise and Nelson Boyle at Burg Simpson are representing the engineers, fire investigators, and firefighters from the West Metro Fire District as part of a class action lawsuit. The complaint claims the department mishandled roughly $1.8 million in a retiree health account. Attorney Brian Matise said, “The brave men and women of the West… Read more »

Workers' Compensation

 February 7, 2019

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson Shareholder, Quoted in an Article Published by U.S. News

Nick Fogel, a Burg Simpson shareholder and the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation team, was quoted in a recent article published by U.S. News. Mr. Fogel discussed how employees risk medical uncertainty and serious financial consequences when their employer does not possess the required workers’ compensation insurance. To view the article in… Read more »

Pumps the Brakes on Driverless Cars – Accident Attorney Phoenix – Arizona Burg Simpson

 May 29, 2018

Fatality Pumps the Brakes on Driverless Cars

Maybe drivers are not quite ready to let go of the steering wheel just yet. At least that appears to be the message that states such as Arizona and California are sending after a deadly crash outside Tempe, Arizona. One of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a 49-year-old woman as she carried her bike… Read more »

Social Media and PI Claim – Injury Attorney Phoenix – Arizona Burg Simpson

 April 2, 2018

Social Media Posts Can Jeopardize Your Personal Injury Claim

In an incredibly short time, social media has grown from a novel way to pass the time to the primary channel of communication for many people around the world. Roughly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one social media network, but what makes that number even more astounding is that less than 15… Read more »

Is Your Loved One Being Abused - Phoenix Injury Lawyer – Arizona Burg Simpson

 March 5, 2018

How to Tell if Your Loved One is Being Abused

Arizona is known for its growing retirement population. Nearly 17 percent of Arizonans are 65 or older, making it one of the top 10 states for elderly populations, and well above the national average of 15 percent. Like any state with a large elderly population, elder abuse and neglect continues to be a growing problem…. Read more »

Bad Faith Insurance – Arizona Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 February 19, 2018

Courts Crack Down On Insurers Acting in Bad Faith

In a refreshing bit of news for consumers, courts – and juries – are increasingly holding insurance companies responsible for their bad behavior. Consider that just last month: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a $2.7 million bad faith claim against Geico for… Read more »

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

 February 18, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Nationwide Water Crisis

Contaminated water is not limited to drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Michael Burg talks with Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins about the nationwide problem. Even though there has been a ban on lead pipes, nothing has been done to replace those pipes in many communities across the country.

Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Legal 500 Best Lawyers in America Super Lawyers US News 2014 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers