Catastrophic injuries change your life. In the split second of an accident, you go from enjoying your normal life to depending on long-term care or a lengthy rehabilitation process that may never return your life to normal.

Representing Victims of Catastrophic Injuries

At Shafner Law, our attorneys and staff treat our clients like family. We know that this is a traumatic time in your life. You and your family will never be the same again. We understand that you deserve respect and a helpful legal hand when you are suffering from injuries and can help with:

We take the cases that matter. We believe in making a difference for those victims who are suffering because of someone else’s negligence. In the process, we often end up making new law in cases of first impression that will help future personal injury victims or prevent future tragedies.

“Thank you so much for your timely advice and vital wisdom during this crossroads in my life. You are an invaluable friend.”


Back and Neck Injuries

Back and neck injuries are a common form of injury caused by car accidents and other accidents that we see as personal injury attorneys. These types of injuries can range from soft tissue damage that results in severe pain to spinal cord damage that results in permanent disability.

Types of Back and Neck Injuries

Depending on the severity of your accident, you may suffer from a few different back and neck injuries, including common types, such as:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Herniated, ruptured or slipped disk
  • Whiplash or connective tissue injury
  • Compression fractures

Injury to your back and neck often require surgery, rehabilitative care, and a lot of time away from work or working with specific physical restrictions.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be complex and life-changing. In an instant, an accident can take away your loved one’s abilities to concentrate, remember, or function as he or she used to in everyday life.

“Thank you to you and your staff who rendered exemplary legal services in my case. Throughout the entire process, you were competent, prompt, and compassionate.”


Causes of Brain Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries | Brain Injury LawyersBrain injuries are caused by a wide variety of accidents, including:

It is extremely important to seek medical help immediately for someone who has suffered a head injury. Diagnosing and treating a brain injury right away can lessen the severity of the long-term effects in some cases.

Effects of Brain Injuries

Some head injuries are relatively minor, but more than half a million people are admitted to the hospital each year with severe brain injuries. These catastrophic injuries can have long-lasting effects such as:

  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Personality changes
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss
  • Cognitive or learning difficulties

Traumatic brain injuries usually result in the need for extensive and long-term medical and rehabilitative care. Your family will need the financial resources to give your loved one the care he or she deserves.

Burn Injuries

Surviving a burn injury will leave you to face extensive medical procedures, immense physical pain and life-long scars. You and your family will suffer through emotional trauma and financial hardships that you never planned on. No family does.

Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are often caused by auto accidents, but we also see burn victims from many different types of accidents, such as:

Whatever the cause of your burn injury, you will likely need costly medical treatments and long-term care. You will need a lengthy period of absence from work, and may be left wondering how to support your family and afford the medical care you need.

Caring Burn Injury Lawyers

Our lawyers at Shafner Law are committed to helping burn victims recover the compensation they need to begin healing and moving forward in life.

“Words will never be descriptive enough to express our gratitude. And we know very well how fortunate we were to be sent to you. Again, thank you and your staff for standing up and fighting for us.”


Burn injury cases can be very complex. We can thoroughly investigate your case, and we work with the right experts to prove fault for your injuries and prove damages for the extent that your injuries have changed your life and circumstances.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury not only changes the life of the injured, but the lives of the entire family. Suddenly the injured needs medical and rehabilitative care that the family was not emotionally or financially prepared for.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Almost half of non-fatal spinal cord injuries are caused by auto accidents each year.  Other causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Sports injuries

Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe injuries a person can suffer because they often lead to complete or partial paralysis. Effects of spinal cord injuries may include:

  • Loss of movement (including paraplegia or quadriplegia)
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty with sexual function

Your spinal cord injury case is about more than getting the compensation you need to pay for medical and other expenses. We understand that you need to hold the responsible parties accountable for altering your way of life. We work hard to ensure that you get the outcome you deserve in your legal case.

Taking The Worry Out Of Your Legal Case

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers of DenverOur attorneys understand that time away from work and the amount of physical pain you are enduring can put a lot of emotional and financial strain on your family.

We can take the worry out of your legal case. We will investigate your claim to prove causation of your injuries and work to hold the responsible parties accountable. During the process, we will keep you informed and educate you every step of the way so you know your choices.

“Some tears came to my eyes upon reading this settlement offer. Thank you so much for your perseverance and your ongoing communication.”


“At dinner last night, I was proud to state that we were doing well financially thanks to our caring attorney. We are certain that you can never retire! Not for us as much as there has to be many more people in our position who need an attorney like you that possess the intellect, strength and willingness to stand up for the people.”

–Steve and Dawn

Loyal, Accessible Lawyers

Cases involving catastrophic injuries are usually very complex. They require skill, knowledge, and experience to get you the results you need for the long-term medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering that you will endure in the coming years.

Our lawyers listen to you, and we stay true to our word. We work hard on your case because we care about seeing you get what you need to move forward.

As our client, you will have full access to your lawyer, who will handle your case every step of the way. Personal service is key to our success as your lawyer.

Have you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury? Call the experienced injury lawyers at Shafner Law today at (303) 796-0555 for your free consultation. We serve clients throughout Denver and the entire state of Colorado.

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