In any accident, the losses can be significant. You may be out of work for days, weeks or months and medical expenses can escalate in a hurry. When the type of injury is serious or catastrophic, though, it’s extremely important to have an experienced lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation.
What Is Serious and Catastrophic Injury?
Serious and catastrophic injury is typically characterized by the severity of the injury/suffering, as well as the length of time that the injured person will be affected. A lesser injury that is nonetheless permanent may still require the skill and knowledge of an attorney who has handled serious and catastrophic loss claims.
Typically, serious and catastrophic loss includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia, burns, broken bones, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and amputation or loss of limb.
The Consequences of a Serious or Catastrophic Injury
As a general rule, the more serious the injury, the more care that will ultimately be required to treat the injury. In addition, the more the injured person is likely to suffer during the remainder of his or her life. Not surprisingly, the evidence to support such claims is typically more complex. An attorney handling such a case must have a clear sense of the type and cost of treatment the injured person will require, now and in the future. Furthermore, the lawyer must be aware of any damage caps that apply in the state where the lawsuit will proceed, as well as the types of damage caps. Many states have placed these limits on so-called “non-economic” damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact Our Office
For a free initial consultation, contact our office online or call us at 973-993-8787. We have office locations in Morristown and Newton, but will visit you in your home or the hospital, if necessary.
We take all personal injury claims on a contingency basis. You will not incur legal fees unless attorney Popper recovers compensation for your losses.