Serious and Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

When a person suffers a severe injury caused by the negligent actions of another, their case requires careful, specialized legal representation. These types of personal injury cases can be particularly complex, and a successful outcome hinges on choosing personal injury attorneys with the experience to address both the legal and medical issues involved in serious injury litigation.

Monsees & Mayer, P.C, is committed to representing clients with catastrophic injuries resulting from careless drivers, incompetent medical professionals, negligent property owners, and dangerous products.

Brain Injuries

Because of the complex issues surrounding a serious brain injury, our experienced plaintiffs’ lawyers must be highly selective in regard to the cases our firm accepts. Mounting a proper investigation, obtaining expert witness testimony, and gathering other necessary resources are all critical elements of building your brain injury case. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can also result in memory loss of the events that caused the injury.  Attorneys have to be resourceful to reconstruct the events of the injury, frequently, without help from the victim.

Working with clients who have suffered brain injury requires special patience and understanding; these victims deserve a careful analysis of how they functioned before and after the injury. Calling upon past educational and work records, working with current doctors, and evaluating clients with experts in brain trauma are not found in the skillset of the ordinary attorney. At Monsees & Mayer, P.C. we have the skills and resources to fully analyze and prove your brain trauma case.

Our skilled brain injury attorneys consult with and retain experts in accident investigation to determine the cause of a traffic accident or other mishap, often working with neurologists to establish the scope of the resulting head injuries. Because insurance companies often downplay brain injury expenses, we also confer with specialists to address a client’s current and future needs for medical treatment, home care, and lost wages.

Examples of brain injury cases we handle:

  • Diving/Swimming Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Falls
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Falling Objects

Burn Injuries

Burns are one of the most painful personal injuries anyone can suffer, often resulting in intense physical pain and severe emotional fallout. Treatment and recovery for these types of injuries can last for years. The damage to a victim’s self-image can be devastating; the collateral impact on family, friends, careers, and other aspects of their lives, overwhelming.

The law firm of Monsees & Mayer, P.C. has helped clients across the nation recover millions in compensation for serious injuries caused by the careless actions of individuals or companies.

Three Categories of Burn Injuries:

  • First-Degree: A minor burn affecting only the first layer of skin and involving mild pain, peeling of skin, and possible discoloration. Injuries will typically heal on their own in two to five days.
  • Second-Degree: A more intense burn to both the first and second layers of skin, involving reddening, blistering, and severe pain. With proper treatment this type of burn injury can heal in a few weeks with little scarring.
  • Third-Degree: A serious burn involving extensive damage to several layers of skin and nerve endings. The skin becomes charred and may appear black or white and dry. Deep scarring and disfigurement are common. Sometimes these are referred to as “full thickness burns.”

Burn victims often undergo multiple surgeries involving skin grafts, facing the constant threat of deadly infections, and a lifetime of serious healthcare concerns. Similar to other types of serious injury cases, burn injury cases are complex and involve extensive resources in order to build and present a compelling story of how a burn has affected a client’s life.

Examples of burn injury cases we handle:

  • Acid Burns
  • Malfunctioning Batteries
  • Car Accidents
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electronic cigarette or
  • Electrocutions
  • Gas Explosions
  • Propane Tanks
  • Home Appliance Fires
  • House Fires
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Road Rash
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Scalding Accidents
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Steam Burns
  • Tanning Bed Accidents
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • UV Burns

Spinal Cord Injuries

Serious spinal cord injuries can be devastating to their victims. These types of injuries are commonly the result of falls, airplane crashes, motor vehicle collisions, and surgical mishaps. Rehabilitation can be a long, painful ordeal, and expensive treatment and health costs can last a lifetime. 

The initial medical expenses for treatment of spinal cord injuries can be fairly easy to determine; potential side effects, long-term nerve damage, and the loss in quality of life are not. Because insurance companies often resist paying fair settlements for these types of serious injuries, we support each case with medical expert information on potential health complications and the related costs involved in addressing them. We also work with psychologists to define the mental and emotional impact a spinal cord injury can have in a client’s life.

Spinal cord injuries that result in permanent paralysis may involve horrific, long-term consequences in addition to the obvious disabilities and immobility. Life care plans, future medical and transportation needs, and assessment of future complications that can arise (i.e., bed sores, respiratory infections, and muscle spasticity) all must be considered and analyzed by experienced attorneys with the resources to best prove your case.

When you or a family member suffer a debilitating spinal cord injury in an accident or due to negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys of Monsees & Mayer, P.C. We will carefully evaluate your case and discuss the legal options available. Due to the considerable time and resources required in these types of cases, we are highly selective in determining which spinal cord injury cases we will represent. Our goal is to provide clients with the highest-degree of professional commitment to the best possible outcome.

If we fail to reach a fair settlement and proceed to trial in a spinal cord injury lawsuit, our presentation to jurors and judges is designed to ensure they understand the full impact these kinds of injuries can have on the everyday life of a person. The personal injury attorneys of Monsees & Mayer, P.C, have the legal experience and resources necessary to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

Examples of spinal cord injury cases we handle:

  • Crushed Vertebra
  • Nerve Damage
  • Spinal Contusion
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Spinal Cord Tissue Tears
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Stretching
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

Bone & Joint Injuries

Bones and joints can suffer injury in a myriad of ways—trauma, deterioration, degeneration, arthritis, or damage that occurs over time due to a particular activity. Some bone and joint problems are the result of accidents caused by the negligence of others.

If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to proper compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death, or other losses.

Every case is different. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, our trial lawyers can provide you with the advice you need.

Examples of bone & joint injury cases we handle:

  • Injuries suffered in a car or truck accident
  • Fractures, ligament tears, or joint replacement
  • Damage to the back or spine
  • Joint injuries and displacements
  • A knee, ankle, elbow, or foot problem requiring orthopedic surgery
  • A knee injury, such as a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) or meniscus
  • Fractures of all kinds, including compound fractures
  • Hip fractures and displacements
  • A shoulder injury affecting the rotator cuff or another vital area

Back & Neck Injuries

Spinal injuries can be deceptive. A victim who looks outwardly fine may be in constant pain. Initial, incomplete assessments may suggest an injury is minor, until later testing reveals a significant back or neck injury requiring surgery, physical therapy, or extensive pain management.

We have represented victims of motor vehicle accidents, heavy machinery, construction site accidents, slip-and-falls, swimming pool injuries, and other events resulting in trauma to the spinal column. We excel at identifying the liable parties and holding them accountable.

Insurance adjusters often press for a fast settlement. It is important not to settle back and neck injury cases too early, before the full extent of injury and the prognosis for recovery are known. Will the victim need surgery? Physical therapy? A wheelchair? Will the person be able to return to his or her job?

Examples of back and neck injury cases we handle:

  • Spinal cord trauma and paralysis
  • Vertebrae fracture
  • Herniated disk or bulging disk
  • Dislocation and subluxation
  • Torn ligaments in the neck or back


Losing a limb or another body part can be a very traumatic experience. The initial impact on work, the change in self-image, and the inability to enjoy certain recreational and personal activities can be overwhelming for the amputee and his or her family. Our firm understands the adjustment you have to live through if you have dealt with an amputation, particularly if it came as the result of another person’s negligence or a work injury.

If you or a loved one lost a body part because of an accident, you may be able to obtain compensation to cover your medical care, lost wages, loss of use, pain and suffering, or other damages. Our firm can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to—the resources needed to cover your expenses and your family’s needs. Loss of a limb may have life-long financial consequences for either lost income or costs incurred over time as a result of the injury (e.g., home modifications such as bathroom enhancements or ramps).  

Examples of amputation cases we handle:

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