A catastrophic injury from a car accident or a workplace accident can change someone’s life forever. Not only do serious injuries like these cause extreme physical pain, but they also cause years of emotional distress and financial instability. Unfortunately, some of these injured victims never receive justice for their immense suffering through a personal injury claim.
New York personal injury lawyers at Bailey, Johnson & Peck are proud to provide top-notch legal representation for catastrophic injury victims. Call us today at 518-456-0082 for a free case evaluation.
A catastrophic injury falls under the umbrella of personal injury law. This type of injury is basically when a person suffers severe physical harm due to someone else’s negligence. Catastrophic injuries generally prevent the injured party from working or functioning normally ever again.
There is no official definition for catastrophic injuries. Most catastrophic injury cases involve central nervous system damage which can create lifelong disability. If you or someone you love has suffered from one of the following physical injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation with the help of the personal injury attorneys at Bailey, Johnson & Peck.
Catastrophic injuries can be caused by many different accidents, including:
In many cases, it’s difficult to draw the line between personal injury and catastrophic injury. Obviously, one type of injury is more severe than the other, but what are the other differences?
Most injured victims suffer a variety of damages in both types of cases. For example, car accident victims may suffer from weeks or months of medical expenses, physical pain, and emotional distress.
However, catastrophically injured victims suffer even more damages, resulting in a higher case value. Their rehabilitative and medical treatment may last for months or years, causing crippling debt. Their physical and mental distress is generally much more severe as well. Additionally, catastrophically injured people often suffer a permanent disability that can never be corrected or fixed.
Recovery time is another major distinction between catastrophic and personal injury cases. Personal injury victims generally recover in a shorter amount of time so they can get back to work. In other words, their physical and mental trauma doesn’t debilitate them forever.
Meanwhile, catastrophic injury victims can take years to recover if not longer. Sometimes, these injured people never fully recover from their accident. This means that they can’t work anymore, so they have no way of paying off their medical bills or even putting food on the table for their families. The physical and emotional pain that comes with permanent disability often makes the situation worse. All in all, severely injured people have grounds to recover maximum compensation with the help of an experienced legal team.
Proving negligence in a catastrophic or personal injury case is crucial in recovering compensation. With legal assistance from Bailey, Johnson & Peck, proving the four elements of negligence can be made possible.
Gathering sufficient evidence is crucial in any personal injury matter. It’s tough to prove that negligence occurred and caused the injury without the types of evidence listed below.
Our New York personal injury law firm recognizes how overwhelming it can be to heal from a traumatic accident and also gather evidence for a catastrophic injury case. When you hire our personal injury attorneys to take on your case, you can rest assured that we’ll handle all the legal stress while you focus on recovery.
Victims involved in catastrophic and personal injury cases can recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are basically monetary losses associated with the accident or injury. Examples include:
Meanwhile, non-economic damages are losses that can’t be measured monetarily. Examples include:
After suffering catastrophic personal injuries, the last thing you want to do is pursue legal action due to the extra stress, confusion, and expenses it may bring. However, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is often necessary to take care of yourself and your family during this hard time. When you hire Bailey, Johnson & Peck’s legal services, you can expect us to:
Our attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury law, including car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. If you have questions about insurance coverage and how to get the financial compensation you need, contact us today to see how we can help.
We have represented many clients on both sides of personal injury and insurance disputes. Let us use our depth of knowledge and experience to help you and your family get the medical care and financial compensation you need and deserve.