NYC Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Some accidents are so serious that the injuries resulting from them can be categorized as catastrophic in nature. Catastrophic injuries are those that cause debilitating, often life-altering damages from which a person will never fully recover. Spinal cord injuries, third-degree burn injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries and more can all be catastrophic in nature, as they have the potential to forever alter a victim's lifestyle and functional capabilities.
Accidents that result in organ damage, paraplegia, quadriplegia and paralysis are often the sources of catastrophic injury, and as such, these are often the ones that require the legal attention of a lawyer. Following the guidance of personal injury professional in the field, you can accurately take legal address of your accident and the catastrophic injury it caused. In this way, you can be sure that you will be compensated appropriately for the damages sustained in such an accident.
Types of Severe Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury: An injury to the spinal cord can cause partial or total paralysis. Depending on the location of the nerves that were damaged, symptoms will vary. The condition known as paraplegia affects only the lower extremities, making it difficult or impossible to walk or control bowel and bladder functions. Quadriplegia is a partial or total loss of function in all of the limbs.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This is a severe type of head injury in which blunt force to the head was so great that it affected the function of the brain. The wound may have been closed or penetrating, which will affect the symptoms. A TBI can result in memory loss, blurred vision, insomnia and dizziness, among other things.
- Crush Injuries/Amputation: If a limb is subject to a great enough force, such as a heavy falling object, then it may be so damaged that amputation is necessary. Amputees must relearn how to perform every day activities without their limb, often by way of occupational therapy.
- Burns: These can be caused by chemicals, fire and electrocution. Burns are classified by how deep they penetrate into the layers of skin. The deeper the burn, the more debilitating. Burns, if severe enough, could warrant limb amputation.
Statute of Limitations: Call as soon as possible!
Because of a principle called the "statute of limitations," you have a limited amount of time after you sustain you injury in which you can file a personal injury claim. The statute for injury of property is three years, intentional torts are one year, medical malpractice is 2 years, negligence resulting in injury is three years and wrongful death is two years. Your injury accident can be handled by Sakkas Cahn & Weiss, LLP. We are a personal injury law firm that has been providing legal representative services to injury victims throughout the state of New York for more than 60 years. In this time we have successfully handled a number of cases on behalf of the clients we represent, never faltering in the skills utilized to secure you the compensation you need to make as full a recovery as possible.
Catastrophic injuries are extremely serious in nature and dramatically affect your way of living. These injuries are permanently debilitating, and may have caused you to cease working as well. As such, you will need and equally serious personal injury attorney to represent your case. At our firm, you will get exactly that. We are dedicated to remaining by your side throughout your entire legal pursuit, from day one all the way to the cessation of your case. For the most seriously catastrophic injury accidents, we will be here to help the victims recover, so do not hesitate to call us today.