New York Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Top Rated New York Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Fighting to Recover Damages for Clients In Suffolk Count, Nassau County, Queens County, and Throughout NY
Catastrophic injuries are life-changing. They often result in a heavy economic burden on the victim and their family. If you or a loved one’s life has been changed by a catastrophic accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden all on your own. With the help of an experienced New York catastrophic injury lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, you can recover compensation for your damages.
The team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. has been fighting on behalf of the accident victims for more than 30 years. We’re committed to protecting the rights of those whose lives have been changed as a result of the negligence or reckless actions of other parties. We’ve successfully recovered millions on behalf of those that have suffered serious injuries and continue to fight to protect the rights of many more.
We’d be happy to discuss the circumstances of your case with you. Contact the Harrison Law Group and schedule an appointment for a consultation with an attorney from our law firm for free.
The Definition of a Catastrophic Injury
There are three types of catastrophic injury, each of which can have devastating consequences to the victim of the injury as well as those close to them.
There are various types of injuries that fall under this category. Burns are one of them, specifically third, fourth, or fifth-degree burns. Those kinds of burn injuries penetrate every layer of the skin and even go down to the muscles and the bones in the most severe cases. If a person survives these kinds of burns, then the burnt tissue will have to be removed, which could mean an amputation in some cases. Even if they do not result in an amputation, burns this severe can cause permanent disfigurement, nerve damage, and the loss of function of the burned body part. The victim may also suffer complications like infections or organ damage.
Serious fractures and traumatic orthopedic damage are the other types of catastrophic physical injuries. They include bone breaks or dislocations so severe that they require multiple surgeries and heavy physical rehabilitation to fix. In the very worst cases, amputation of the injured limb may be required. Traumatic orthopedic damage could lead to stiffness, pain, and a limited range of motion, all of which could negatively impact the victim’s ability to work or to participate in activities they once enjoyed.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Damage to the spinal cord can leave a person permanently paralyzed. The level of paralysis depends on how high on the spinal cord the damage occurred; the higher the region that was damaged, the greater the paralysis. So if a person experiences spinal cord damage in the neck region, then they are likely to end up with quadriplegia, which is paralysis in all four limbs. Damage that happens lower on the spinal cord could result in paraplegia, which is paralysis in the lower extremities.
A spinal cord injury is caused by a heavy impact such as a fall, a car accident, or a gunshot wound. A person who suffers a spinal cord injury will need special medical equipment to assist in their mobility. They might also need special respiratory equipment because many of them may have breathing problems or may develop breathing problems later on.
A brain injury occurs when a person suffers a heavy blow to the head or if an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain tissue. The type of brain injury a person suffers could be mild or serious. An example of a relatively mild brain injury would be a concussion, but even a concussion can cause dizziness, memory loss, nausea, and other problems. More serious brain injuries can cause cognitive problems like short term memory loss, aphasia, problems with visual perception, and more.
How a Catastrophic Injury Attorney from Harrison Law Group Can Help You Recover Compensation For Your Injuries
A personal injury is always an unwanted and disruptive event in a person’s life. Not only is there the injury itself, but there are also the expenses caused by that injury; there are the medical bills of course, but there are also the costs to repair or replace damaged property. And if the injury is particularly debilitating, then the injured person could be out of work for a while, which could mean lost wages. As bad as personal injuries are, the ones that result in a catastrophic injury are far worse. The reason is that catastrophic injury results in permanent damage to the individual. The legal definition of a catastrophic injury is one whose consequences “permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” If a person suffered a catastrophic injury because of the negligent actions of someone else, then a New York catastrophic injury lawyer at the Harrison Law Group can help them.
We have decades of experience representing clients who have suffered grievous personal injuries due to the negligence of others. That means we are adept at calculating just how much compensation they will need and that we are more than capable of negotiating with the insurance companies to get a fair settlement amount. If the case comes down to a lawsuit, then we give our clients the best chance of a successful outcome. So if you or someone close to you has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact us to find out how we can help you.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Severe injuries can occur as a result of different types of accidents. Our attorneys have worked on catastrophic injury cases involving:
You can count on the team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to fight for just compensation in your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a New York catastrophic injury lawyer from our law firm.
The Consequences Of Catastrophic Injuries
Without the proper financial support, the treatment for a catastrophic injury can be extremely expensive. People with physical injuries will need special mobility equipment and may have to endure extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. Those who have suffered spinal cord damage will need a lot of special equipment to take care of themselves or for their family to take care of them. Victims of brain injury will require a lot of therapy in order to re-learn basic actions that they took for granted.
In addition to the physical toll of a catastrophic injury, there is an emotional toll as well. Such an injury could cause mental and emotional problems, like PTSD, that require months of therapy to overcome. There is also a toll on the rest of the family members as well. It can be difficult for them, both physically and emotionally, to deal with the fallout from their loved one’s physical injury. That is why everyone who suffers a catastrophic injury needs as much support as possible.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries a New York Catastrophic Injury Lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C. can Help With
Catastrophic injuries are any injuries that are serious and have long-term consequences. These injuries are life-altering and often result in massive economic burdens on the victim and their families. At the Harrison Law Group, P.C. we’ve handled catastrophic injury cases involving:
Victims of catastrophic injuries often experience a wide variety of long-term effects depending on the injury. Some consequences of catastrophic injuries include:
- Loss of mobility
- Loss of memory
- Extreme pain
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble breathing
- Loss of consciousness.
- Severe depression
- Extended hospital stays
- The need for lifelong care
- Lifelong dependence on prescription medication
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- loss of income
- The increased financial burden is due to extensive medical treatment, ongoing physical therapy, medication, ongoing care, and the inability to work.
No matter the nature of your injury, the team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. will work to recover the compensation that is due to you. We will fight to preserve your right to compensation and seek justice on your behalf.
Proving Negligence in a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit
Unfortunately, you cannot turn back the clock and change the circumstances that resulted in your catastrophic injury. However, you do have control over what happens next. To succeed in your personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove that the defendant or defendants acted negligently or recklessly and that their actions or inactions caused your injuries.
Sometimes our clients assume that because they are catastrophically injured, their case will be easy to prove. However, proving negligence is often one of the most challenging aspects of a personal injury lawsuit. At Harrison Law Group, we have represented many victims of catastrophic injuries throughout Long Island and New York City. We have decades of experience helping catastrophic injury victims succeed in proving negligence.
The word negligence is a legal term that means failure to act reasonably under the same or similar circumstances. When a victim becomes injured, he or she can file a lawsuit against the defendant. The person filing the lawsuit, the plaintiff, and the plaintiff will need to show that the defendant acted unreasonably in the circumstances, causing the accident that resulted in their catastrophic injuries.
Gathering Evidence for Your New York Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit
Recovering compensation is not always as easy as it seems, even in accidents involving catastrophic injuries. Suppose you are involved in a car accident after the defendant failed to follow the traffic light, stop light or another type of traffic signal. The defendant collided with your vehicle and caused your catastrophic injuries. As the plaintiff, you would need to gather evidence that the defendant did ignore the traffic signal.
At Harrison Law Group, our catastrophic injury lawyers will often hire engineers and car accident reconstruction experts. They will help us reconstruct the events that led to your accident, demonstrating that the defendant did fail to follow the traffic signal. We can also work with expert witnesses who will testify about the relationship between vehicles and the roadway. Experts can also address the time, distance, and speed of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Our investigative team will look for any additional evidence, such as CCTV footage or video footage taken by witnesses. If there are any witnesses to your accident, we will try to find them and use their testimony to shed light on the defendant’s negligence.
Damages that You Can Recover in a Catastrophic Injury Case
Catastrophic injury cases are complex. This is because there is a lot at stake. These cases often attract large sums in compensation because of the severity of the injuries. However, at-fault parties and their insurance companies aren’t often willing to pay. They do all they can to avoid making a loss. It helps to have an experienced New York catastrophic injury lawyer fighting in your corner.
The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. will fight to recover compensation for all the damages you are eligible for. We’ve successfully recovered damages including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Loss of the capacity to earn
- Physical therapy
- Long term care
- Property damage
- Modifications to the home or purchase of an adapted vehicle
- In-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
We work with experts including medical, economic, and life planning experts to determine the impact of the injuries on your life. We will fight to recover maximum compensation and ensure that you and your family’s future are protected.
Accurately Calculating Your Damages
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you could be facing millions of dollars of medical expenses during your lifetime. It is crucial that you accurately determine the total cost of your economic and non-economic damages and pursue the total amount of compensation you deserve. Harrison Law Group has a network of financial professionals who assist us in calculating our clients’ future expenses. We will work with these investigative, financial, and medical experts to accurately determine the total value of your claim before we begin aggressively negotiating for you.
A Long Island Catastrophic Injury Lawyer at The Harrison Law Group Promises to Help All Victims of Catastrophic Injuries
The physical, emotional, and psychological burdens caused by a catastrophic injury are bad enough, which is why victims of such injuries should not have to worry about the financial burdens as well. We at the Harrison Law Group will fight on behalf of any victim of a catastrophic injury so that they do not have to worry about the financial consequences of their injury.
We understand how serious a catastrophic injury can be to the person who suffers it as well as their family, which is why we do everything in our power to make sure that they get a fair and just settlement that will meet their needs.
Our New York Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Handle Catastrophic Injury Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis
Victims of catastrophic injuries are often financially strained. They have mounting medical bills, are unable to return to work, and have concerns about their financial future. These understandable concerns may lead catastrophic injury victims to think that they cannot afford a lawyer to represent them. However, at Harrison Law Group, our personal injury lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis.
We do not charge our clients legal fees until we have successfully obtained compensation for them through an insurance settlement, an out-of-court settlement, or a verdict in court. We understand that being catastrophically injured by another person’s negligence causes extreme financial strain for most families. Harrison Law Group wants to make our clients’ lives easier, not more difficult. If you choose to retain our legal services, you will feel peace of mind understanding that you will not need to pay us until you receive compensation. Our legal fees will be a fraction of your final award. Without a financial recovery, you will not need to pay us any legal fees.
Contact the Harrison Law Group for Free Consultation with an Experienced New York Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Whether you or a loved one has lost a limb or suffered severe burns, or any other catastrophic injury, you can rely on the attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. for help. We’ve worked with injured accident victims for more than 30 years and successfully recovered millions in damages on their behalf. We will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf too.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. We will review your case and ensure you understand your options and rights. We are specialists in defending the rights of accident victims. We will prepare your case to ensure that you have the best chance possible of recovering maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury and believe it was the result of the negligence of another party, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. will be pleased to discuss your case with you.
Frequently Asked Questions about Catastrophic Injuries in New York
What is my catastrophic injury case worth?
It is impossible to give an exact value for a catastrophic injury case. Every catastrophic injury case is unique. However, an experienced New York catastrophic injury lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C. can help you determine approximately how much your case is worth. This figure, however, is only used as a guide when seeking compensation. The actual amount you will receive will depend on various factors including:
— The cost of medical treatment
— The cost of rehabilitation
— The nature of your future needs
— The anticipated cost of future medical treatment
— The anticipated cost of future needs such as in-home care
— Your life expectancy
— Reduction in life expectancy