Given the hectic pace of life in New York, accidents happen every day, sometimes leading to catastrophic injuries that are permanent and life altering. Most victims require extensive medical care and experience ongoing pain and suffering, and there are typically substantial expenses for the victims and their families. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice is the premier personal injury law firm in the greater New York area.
We routinely handle catastrophic injury claims related to a wide range of accidents, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian accidents
- Train Accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports accidents
- Violent crimes (assault/rape)
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries typically have long lasting physical, emotional and financial consequences for victims. Some of the most common types of injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Crushed or broken bones
- Paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia)
- Severed limbs/amputation
- Vision or hearing loss
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are often the result of a variety of accidents. For example, motorcyclists are not protected like occupants of other motor vehicles, and often suffer severely broken bones, neck, head and brain injuries. High speed automobile collisions and truck accidents can also result in a variety of catastrophic injuries.
Construction accidents such as falls, fires, explosions, electrocutions, and trench and building collapses are also common. While construction workers are covered under Workers’ Compensation Insurance, if a third party was at fault, it is possible to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
Train and subway accidents in New York also lead to serious injuries, particularly when victims fall or are pushed off of subway platforms on the tracks in the path of an oncoming subway train. Lastly, victims of violent crimes such as assault and rape can suffer significant wounds and injuries.
The Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries typically require extensive medical treatment. In addition, many victims are out of work for long periods of time and cannot earn a living. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim may suffer from a temporary or permanent disability and not be able to perform the same work or to work at all. Many victims also suffer from long-term psychological impairments such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition, catastrophic injuries also lead to significant financial burdens, starting with the extensive costs of medical care for ongoing treatment, therapy and prescription medications. In addition, there are also financial concerns involved for both the victim and the family who have lost a source of income.
New York Catastrophic Injury Attorney
The law office of Michael LoGiudice has extensive experience obtaining compensation for victims of catastrophic injuries. We have the skills and resources that are necessary for pursuing successful claims. By collaborating with a respected network of medical experts, we can establish the degree of a victim’s injury, pain and suffering, the extent of required medical treatment and rehabilitative costs.
Regardless of the type of accident, if you suffered an injury due to the negligent, reckless or malicious conduct of another person, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. We believe that no one should suffer needlessly because of the negligence of others and are committed to holding responsible parties accountable. Call our office today or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice serves clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.