Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

A Dedicated Team of Legal Experts Focused on Catastrophic Injury Cases

Helping Clients Nationwide Pursue Justice

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that results in the victim having permanent damage. Some injuries that are often considered to be catastrophic include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Severe fractures
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Electrocution

Individuals who sustain these types of life-changing injuries often have limited mobility or cognitive limitations, which may last for months or even years. These injuries can result in extensive medical and rehabilitation expenses and substantial loss of earnings, including financial losses related to the injured person’s future ability to earn money. In many cases, the injured person is not the only one incurring financial loss as caring for an injured loved one often requires working spouses, partners or other family members to miss substantial time from their own jobs as they devote significant time to caring for the injured person.

Car damaged in accident

What Damages Are Recoverable in a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit?

It is important to note that every case is different and the damages available in each case can vary. However, we understand that you may have questions and we can help you find the answers. As a plaintiff in Colorado, you may be eligible to recover economic and non-economic damages:

  • Economic Damages

  • Retail value of past medical expenses
  • Retail value of future medical expenses
  • Retail value of Rehabilitation costs
  • Medical equipment
  • Home modification / accommodation costs
  • Pre-tax value of past wage loss
  • Pre-tax value of future wage loss
  • Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Disfigurement

Should you have any questions or even if you are not sure if you or your family member may have a case, we encourage you to contact our Elite Litigation Group today to talk to one of our team members about what happened and about your options.

Knowing Who To Contact Can Be an Important Step in the Recovery Process

If you or someone in your family has been seriously injured, then you have experienced first-hand how much a person’s life can be changed in the blink of an eye or an instant of time. When something terrible and unexpected like this happens, the seriously injured person and their families are suddenly thrust into a world of chaos and uncertainly that just days or even hours ago seemed unimaginable. As you try to regain some level of control in the midst of all the uncertainty, you might be wondering or asking yourself, “What do we do now?” or “What’s next for us?”.


Attorney Kyle Bachus knows first-hand how difficult it can be to suddenly lose a loved one in an accident. It’s also devastating when you or a family member suffers severe injuries that forever change your lives. When the unthinkable happens, what are your next steps? How can you start to rebuild your life in this new normal? If you’ve recently been affected by catastrophic injury or wrongful death, Kyle Bachus provides guidance on navigating this path that no one chooses.

Client Stories

Defective Medical Device


Our client underwent a common hip replacement surgery but was implanted with a defective product that required multiple revision surgeries that ultimately destroyed the hip joint and caused significant permanent physical disability.

Pedestrian Struck by Car


Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered a serious brain injury

Drunk Driving


Lisa was driving to work, headed south on Highway 85 during rush hour traffic, when a drunk driver, who was driving west on 136th Avenue at about 60 mph, ran a red light at the intersection of 136th Avenue and Highway 85, crashed into Lisa’s car causing devastating injuries to Lisa. She was awarded $2.1 million for injuries sustain in this accident caused by a drunk driver.

Rib Fractures & Torn Discs

$1,000,000 +

Bachus & Schanker helped to recover significant compensation for a motorist that was seriously injured after being side-swiped by an uninsured driver. Our client sustained rib fractures and had to endure two surgeries to repair torn discs in his back.

Meet Our Legal Experts

We know that what happened to you is unimaginable. Our goal is to help you have the best possible experience in the legal system. When you need skilled, experienced, and compassionate representation, the Elite Litigation Group is here for you.

Kyle Bachus Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer
Founding Partner
Darin Schanker Catastrophic Injury Litigation
Founding Partner
Maaren Johnson, Equity Partner
Equity Partner
Corey Holton Equity Partner
Corey Holton
Equity Partner


Thank you for not giving up on me.

…there was a point when I wanted to give up… Bachus & Schanker did not give up on me. They just kept pushing through and letting me know that we’re on a team and that they’re there for me, to support me and help me in any way I need.

Thank you for giving me a second chance, for helping me with a second chance and thank you for not giving up on me.

When you go through an accident, so many people you find give up on you and you don’t matter anymore to them and that wasn’t the case with Bachus & Schanker.

Molly Cain

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