Are You A Victim Of A Catastrophic Injury?
Each year, tens of thousands of people across the United States are seriously injured in accidents. Although the degree of injuries can vary from person to person, those who suffer injuries categorized as “catastrophic” often face life-altering consequences. These injuries typically result in overwhelming pain and suffering and require extensive medical treatment. Far too often, victims who sustain catastrophic injuries are unable to return to work and, instead, are forced to go through long-term treatment.
In many cases, people sustain catastrophic injuries as a result of another person’s actions. When victims are harmed due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, they should seek the legal guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. People who are harmed by others need to get justice. First, it is imperative that victims understand that the more serious their injuries are, the more medical treatment they will be forced to endure. As a result, people with catastrophic injuries often spend tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, on medical treatment. Not everyone is able to put forth substantial amounts of money for quality care – and they should not be forced to do so as a result of another person’s actions. Instead, the negligent party should be responsible. In some cases, victims may be able to pursue legal options available to help them collect compensation to alleviate the costs of medical treatment and the impact of lost wages moving forward. The lawyers at MetroLaw.Com have extensive experience gauging the full costs of current and future needs for victims of catastrophic injuries. We have obtained substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our clients through litigation and negotiation.
We consult with top medical experts and planners to develop a life care plan for victims of spine injuries, head injuries, paralysis and all forms of life-changing injury. We account for future medical treatment and personal care, medical equipment and transportation, loss of income potential, and compensatory damages for loss of enjoyment. We work closely with victims and their doctors to ensure that they receive the total compensation required for a lifelong injury. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, contact our personal injury law firm today to see how we can help you.
HOW WILL A CATASTROPHIC INJURY AFFECT YOU?
Every year, catastrophic injury accidents impact the lives of thousands of people across New York and New Jersey. These accidents are unique in that they often impact victims immediately and long-term. Injuries are considered catastrophic because of the enormous impact they have on victims’ lives. Catastrophic injuries can include:
- Brain injury
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injury
- Neurological disorders
A catastrophic injury or illness often causes disruption to the central nervous system, which in turn affects many other systems of the body. Management of such an injury is complex. It may require the expertise of a team of health professionals, as well as expensive treatments and rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of an accident, you will need an experienced lawyer who knows how to secure compensation for you.
Have You Sustained A Spinal Cord Injury In An Accident?
Spinal cord injuries can have a debilitating impact on a person’s life. In many cases, these injuries are extremely restrictive, preventing victims from engaging in activities they love. Far too often, people who suffer spinal cord injuries are unable to return to work. In fact, they are not able to do much of anything at all for several months. These victims often require surgery, extensive therapy, and rehabilitation. People who suffer from spinal cord injuries may even suffer some form of paralysis, which can be permanent or temporary, depending on the severity of the injuries. Our attorneys and staff at MetroLaw.Com have aided the victims and families of spinal cord injuries for decades. We are not “fast settlement” lawyers. We take extra care to ensure that clients with debilitating injuries receive the total compensation they will need.
We hire the best medical and financial experts to develop a life care plan that anticipates surgeries, physical therapy, medical equipment and other health care needs. We also seek damages for the loss of earning potential and loss of enjoyment. Our firm meets with victims throughout New York and New Jersey in their homes or hospitals to make the process as easy as possible.
What Causes Spinal Injuries?
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a term used to describe any injury to the spinal cord that results in a loss of sensation or function of the body. Approximately two million people worldwide and nearly 200,000 in the United States live with a spinal cord injury.
Any trauma that compresses, pushes sideways or cuts the spinal cord may cause SCI. Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents that results from sudden backward and forward motion. It can cause chronic pain, reduced range of motion and may lead to spinal injury.
In most instances, insurance companies and negligent parties are obligated to provide victims with compensation for their injuries but insurers often avoid payment. We will help you defray medical bills and provide for lost potential income. The issue of who caused the accident may or may not be relevant, depending on your state.
The Impact Of Brain Injuries
Brain damage is among the most tragic injuries a person can experience. Brain injuries typically result in comas, and even those who remain conscious can suffer serious physical, psychological and cognitive disabilities.
When a brain injury is very severe, it can dramatically affect the person’s ability to return to a normal life. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, there may be physical and/or behavioral effects. A severe head injury can affect a person’s ability to work, learn, and interact with their family.
The following are possible physical effects:
- Difficulty with mobility and coordination
- Difficulty talking and communicating
- Severe headaches
- Difficulty with, or loss of, sensation
The following are possible behavioral effects:
- Personality changes
- Short attention span
- Learning difficulty
- Memory difficulty
A brain injury can be devastating for both the person injured and their family. Therapy, medical treatment and supplies can be exceedingly expensive. A legal claim can help you secure financial assistance from the party responsible for the injury. If you, or a loved one, have suffered a brain injury you should contact a lawyer who is experienced in handling brain injury-related legal claims to discuss your options. If a brain injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, a lawsuit can recover the money that the family needs for treatment and lost wages.
At MetroLaw.Com, our attorneys can take the burden of legal proceedings off your shoulders. We have more than 30 years of experience helping sufferers of all kinds of catastrophic injuries. Our lawyers can meet with you free of charge, and if we take your case, we can do all work on contingency, charging no attorneys’ fees unless you win a settlement or verdict.
You May Not Know You Have A Brain Injury
Not all brain injuries are immediately obvious. Sometimes accidents can cause a “closed head injury,” in which the skull was not fractured but the brain was damaged. Sometimes the brain will swell and bleed as a result, which will slowly cause increasing amounts of damage.
The brain is part of the central nervous system, along with the spinal cord, and controls all bodily functions. Thus, brain damage can cause damage to any part of normal functioning. Inability to move parts of the body is common, but so are cognitive defects, such as memory loss, and emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression.
After any sort of accident, you should always get medical help to check for possible brain damage. We will help to prove the extent of your injuries and win compensation that will cover your medical costs.
DETERMINING FUTURE COSTS OF CARE
Often only a small amount of insurance is available to compensate a catastrophically injured person. This is one of the most important reasons for retaining an attorney. He or she can pursue every possible benefit and maximize the amount you are receiving. Additionally, even if your attorney determines you do not have a legal cause of action against a responsible party, he or she might assist you in obtaining government benefits.
A medical evaluation to determine the severity of your impairment can have a huge impact on the compensation you receive. You will be evaluated on:
- Your ability to work
- Your rights to receive certain kinds of compensation
- Eligibility for protection against discrimination
- Whether independent living is possible
- What type of physical therapy might improve your health
We will prepare you for an evaluation and, afterward, fight for the full compensation you are entitled to.
How Metro Law Can Help You
We at Metro Law are dedicated to helping accident victims protect their legal rights while demanding the justice they rightfully deserve. After sustaining a catastrophic injury, the last thing victims want to do is worry about navigating the complex legal system. Victims need to be able to concentrate on recovering and getting the medical treatment they need. For this reason, our catastrophic injury attorneys at Metro Law take all of the hard work off the hands of victims. We provide an array of services for our clients to ensure they are able to focus on recovering while knowing their rights are protected. Some of the services we provide for our clients include:
- Investigating their accidents
- Gathering evidence in support of their claim
- Collect police reports, medical records, and various other documents that show the impact victims face from their injuries
- Communicate with insurance companies to ensure our clients are not tricked into accepting low ball settlements
- Aggressively negotiating full and fair settlements for our clients to ensure they are able to get the medical treatment they need for their injuries
- Provide trusted and effective legal representation in court
Our attorneys stop at nothing to ensure our clients are able to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We understand the impact that catastrophic injuries have on victims, which drives us to provide the most responsive legal representation imaginable to help them obtain the outcome they expect for their claims. If you were injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, contact our New York and New Jersey catastrophic injury attorneys to see how we can help you.
ASK FOR THE HELP YOU NEED
People who sustain catastrophic injuries face extensive struggles ahead. From having to go through endless medical treatments, attend months of therapy, to having to take months or even years off from work, victims are forced to endure numerous changes that impact their health and wellbeing. When victims sustain catastrophic injuries as a result of another person’s negligence, they may have legal options available to them. Working with a skilled catastrophic injury attorney from Metro Law can help to ensure their best interests are protected.
Our team at Metro Law has over 40-years of experience fighting on behalf of victims to ensure their best interests and legal rights are safeguarded. Our team strives to provide the most effective and aggressive representation for our clients to ensure they have the best chances of recovering. In cases involving brain or injuries, it is essential that we promptly take measures to preserve evidence, prove the extent of your injuries and enable expert medical witnesses to support the cause of your injuries. We are prepared to walk you through this challenging period, no matter what your situation. Call 973-721-9984 or contact us online to request a free consultation. Do Not Wait To Get Help. We are working throughout New Jersey and New York, and are available for evening or weekend appointments.