New York Catastrophic Injury Attorney
What Is A Catastrophic Injury?
While there is no set definition of a catastrophic injury, in legal terms, an injury is “catastrophic” when it prevents the victim from returning to his or her normal, pre-injury life. In general, catastrophic injuries are usually disabling in some way, whether physically or cognitively.
Often, catastrophic injuries don’t only affect the victim but his or her family members and loved ones, as well. For example, a traumatic brain injury might cause a person to become unable to work. If the victim was the primary breadwinner for the family, his or her spouse might then need to enter the workforce or take on additional work in order to keep up with the family’s day-to-day expenses. When medical bills are factored in, the financial strain on the entire family can be immense.
In fact, catastrophic injuries almost always have serious, long-term effects. For this reason, it is important to find an attorney who knows how to fight for not only your immediate needs but also your future losses and damages, as well.
Call us today at (888) 365-4940 to discuss your injury during a free consultation or contact us online. There are no fees unless we win your case.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries differ from other types of injuries in that they generally permanently impact the victim, whether it be in one or more functional systems. Even after the victim has healed, their injuries will likely influence the way they live the rest of their life, often preventing them from doing the same kinds of activities they did before.
Common types of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Eye injuries and vision loss
- Severe burn injuries
- Multiple fractures
Catastrophic injuries often lead to exorbitant medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and can even put you out of work completely if you’re permanently disabled. With such significant consequences, you deserve to seek compensation if your injury was caused by a negligent party. Our New York catastrophic injury lawyer can do the work in preparing a lawsuit so you can focus on your recovery.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
There are many different causes for catastrophic injuries, including:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Medical malpractice
- Sports and recreational accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites and attacks
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
Though accidents happen all the time, you shouldn’t have to be in pain as the result of someone else’s mistake. We can fight to hold the responsible party liable for your losses.
Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases
As previously mentioned, catastrophic injuries lead to serious, lasting effects. Unlike many normal personal injury claims, creating a comprehensive picture of your losses often involves examining how your injuries will affect you in the future and for the remainder of your life.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we know how to properly investigate catastrophic injury claims. We often work with a team of experts, comprising accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, mental health specialists, expert witnesses, and others. This allows us to truly understand the impact of your injury and, from there, fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
If someone else was responsible for your injuries, we can help you seek compensation for the following damages:
- Current and future medical costs associated with your injury
- Lost income/wages, including future lost earnings
- Lost or reduced earning capacity/disability
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Counseling services and other costs associated with treating the emotional effects of the injury
- Punitive damages, when the at-fault party was egregiously negligent
Because catastrophic injuries prevent you from living your life normally, you deserve enough compensation to assist with your new lifestyle. Our New York catastrophic injury attorney knows that your life has been interrupted in the most devastating way. We want to help you restart.
Millions Recovered for Seriously Injured Clients
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we know that when individuals experience a catastrophic injury, they are likely going through one of the most challenging times in their lives. Dealing with a catastrophic injury, whether you are the victim or the loved one of a catastrophically injured victim, is already a painful situation, but additional stress gets added to the mix when the question of legal representation comes up.
Our New York catastrophic injury attorney, Jason Paris, sees it as his responsibility to relieve his clients’ stress by taking on all the legal paperwork, accident investigation, negotiations, and litigation that may be involved. Our firm can handle all of the legal aspects of your catastrophic injury case so that you can simply focus on what matters: healing and moving forward with your life.
We offer contingency fees, which means you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. If we do not win your case, you do not pay. We also provide legal services in Spanish and Russian to better serve our clients. If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct, reach out to The Paris Law Group, PC today to learn how we can help.
Call us at (888) 365-4940 to set up your appointment. We offer same-day consultations at no cost and no obligation to you.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Construction Accident $2.5 Million
We were able to win a jury verdict of $2,500,000 after a pretrial offer of $150,000 for our client who sustained injuries from a construction accident.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.