St. Louis Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorneys – Free Consultation

A catastrophic personal injury is any major accident that results in permanent consequences. These injuries can be devastating, because a physical recovery is virtually impossible. Injury victims suffer lasting physical impairments, and they can often no longer work to provide for family members.

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe personal injury, the St. Louis catastrophic injury attorneys at Niemeyer, Grebel & Kruse are here to help. Throughout their careers, our attorneys have regularly represented individuals who were seriously injured as a result of auto accidents, product liability, and other various catastrophic events.

With years of experience representing people who have been badly injured in catastrophic cases, NGK has a proven track record of success in recovering maximum compensation for its clients. Call us today at 314-241-1919 for a free case review.

What is a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is an injury so serious that it leaves its victim with permanent damage. Catastrophic injuries typically fall into three categories:

  • Physical injuries – Amputations, factures, burns and other damage to orthopedic function.
  • Spinal cord injuries – These create permanent mobility issues for survivors.
  • Cognitive injuries – These are injuries to the brain, which take away a person’s ability to work, speak or form new memories.

The consequences of catastrophic injuries extend far beyond physical pain. They can drastically change a person’s lifestyle, requiring long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation, and assistive care. They can also cause significant emotional distress and financial hardship due to high medical costs and loss of earning capacity.

At NGK Law, we understand the gravity of catastrophic injuries and the profound effect they have on the lives of victims and their families. We are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive legal representation to help catastrophic injury victims navigate their claim, secure their rights, and fight for the compensation they truly deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, reach out to us at 314-241-1919.

What causes catastrophic injuries?

While any accident can lead to catastrophic injury, most injuries are caused by:

When you sustain an injury in one of these types of accidents, insurance companies might be quick to offer you a settlement for your catastrophic injury claim. These are based on formulas that try to estimate the nature of your injury and its lasting consequences, while also limiting the amount of money that the insurance company pays out.

Before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company or the negligent party, it’s worthwhile to discuss your case with a St. Louis catastrophic injury attorney who can review your situation, advise you on the best route forward, and help you seek compensation.

How an experienced personal injury lawyer can help with your claim

Catastrophic injuries not only cause immense physical and emotional distress, but they can also create a maze of legal and financial challenges. That’s where a personal injury lawyer comes in. A seasoned attorney can be your guide, advocate, and strategist, helping you navigate through this complex process and fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

Here’s how a personal injury lawyer from NGK Law can assist in your catastrophic injury case:

  • In-depth Case Evaluation – Our attorneys will meticulously analyze your case to determine the extent of liability, the severity of your injuries, and the full scope of damages incurred.
  • Comprehensive Investigation – We’ll conduct a thorough investigation to gather crucial evidence, engage expert witnesses, and build a robust case that effectively communicates the impact of your injury.
  • Claim Management – From filing your claim to handling all communication with insurance companies, we’ll manage all aspects of your case. This includes resisting tactics to devalue or deny your claim and negotiating for a fair settlement.
  • Legal Representation – If your case goes to trial, our skilled litigators will passionately advocate for your rights in court. We’ll strive to present a compelling case aimed at securing maximum compensation.
  • Emotional Support – We’re not just here to provide legal services; we’re here to support you. Our team understands the emotional toll a catastrophic injury can take, and we’ll guide you through this process with empathy and respect.
  • Financial Planning – Catastrophic injuries can result in ongoing medical costs. We’ll fight to ensure your settlement considers potential future expenses so that you can focus on your recovery without financial worry.

Engaging a personal injury lawyer from NGK Law means putting your catastrophic injury case in the hands of a dedicated, experienced professional who will tirelessly fight for your rights. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.

St. Louis personal injury lawyers with a proven track record of success

Our attorneys have experience in catastrophic personal injury cases, extending across many different types of cases. For instance, NGK Law obtained one of the biggest settlements in Missouri when it resolved a case for $16 million for a man rendered a quadriplegic when a tree branch struck him in the head.  NGK Law also obtained a jury verdict for $11 million for a man that lost an eye as a result of a defective product after the product manufacturer offered only $75,000 to settle.  This has been revealed to be potentially the largest verdict in United States history for the loss of an eye. Further, NGK Law was able to obtain $6 million for a nurse who was tragically partially paralyzed as a result of a tractor trailer truck accident.

In another case, our attorneys represented a person who had suffered from kidney failure and bladder cancer after using a herbal supplement. NGK Law obtained a $3.8 million jury verdict on behalf of this person by demonstrating to the jury just how harmful this dangerous supplement was to our client, an unsuspecting customer. In this specific catastrophic personal injury case, NGK Law successfully showed that the impact of taking this herbal supplement had life-long implications for our client.

In yet another case of catastrophic personal injury, the lawyers at NGK Law obtained over  $4.25 million for another client — a worker who developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos from their time working in boiler rooms. Our attorneys were able to win the case for our client and reach a settlement before their untimely death from the disease, which helped improve his condition of life towards the end of their life.

Each of these individual cases are examples of why it’s so important to work with an attorney when you believe you have a catastrophic personal injury case. In nearly all of these cases, the injury victim is left with life-changing conditions that they must live with every day.

When you enlist the help of a professional attorney in this field, you have a much greater chance of receiving the compensation you need to get proper medical attention and a better quality of life moving forward.

What is the statute of limitations for catastrophic injury claims?

The statute of limitations is the “time limit” a victim has to file a lawsuit. It is set by each state. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is five years. In Illinois, it’s just two years. While both cases might seem like a long time, it’s best not to wait before filing your personal injury claim.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might be eligible for both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages refers to the financial losses from your injury, which have an easy-to-assign dollar value. This can include things like:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Modifications to your home and/or vehicle
  • Lost time from work

Non-economic damages are the emotional losses from your injury, which are more subjective and difficult to quantify. This can include circumstances like:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish

Missouri does not enforce a cap on the amount of economic and non-economic damages a person can recover (except for medical malpractice cases). This means that it’s up to your attorney to know what to look for when calculating damages.

While an insurance company might try to skimp in the settlement amount that it offers you, a novice or unproven attorney might recognize all of the possible losses to include in your request for damages. When interviewing attorneys, it’s important to select a firm that has a proven case history in catastrophic injury cases like yours.

Work with a catastrophic injury lawyer to seek justice for your injuries

Suffering a catastrophic personal injury can be an overwhelming experience. Accident victims not only have to juggle medical expenses, insurance claims and missed work, but they also have to adjust to the “new normal” of living with an amputation, cognitive injury or other permanent disability. It’s not a time to go it alone.

An experienced St. Louis catastrophic injury lawyer can serve as your trusted advocate throughout this process. Your attorney not only will handle all of the legal aspects of your injury claim, but they will also manage all communications with insurance companies and workers’ compensation. They work aggressively to ensure that you receive maximum financial compensation for your injury claim.

When you work with Niemeyer, Grebel, & Kruse, you are working with a team with two honorees of the 2022 Best Lawyers list, as well as a Top 50 and Top 100 lawyer in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury by Super Lawyers Magazine. With a 98% success rate and more than $700 million recovered for its clients, NGK wins.

Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your catastrophic personal jury case and assist you through this difficult time. Call today for a free case evaluation – 314-241-1919.


  • Do car accidents count as a catastrophic injury?

    Yes, severe car accidents sometimes result in catastrophic injuries. For example, this could include car accidents that result in spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage or traumatic fractures.

  • Why should you use an attorney for a catastrophic personal injury case?

    Suffering catastrophic personal injury can turn someone’s life upside down. This can be an anxious time if you or someone you love is unable to earn a living as they did before. If they are also facing new restrictions on mobility and accessibility, this can turn an anxious situation into an overwhelming one.

    Your attorney will be your trusted advocate throughout this process, staying on top of your claim and working tirelessly to expedite the process as much as possible. Your attorney will handle the “heavy lifting” of the case — communicating with your insurance company and the defendant’s lawyers — to get your compensation as quickly as possible.

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