Some injuries will unfortunately never heal completely. A catastrophic injury is one that results in a lifetime of disability, medical needs, and decreased earning capacity for the victim. It can be a brain injury, limb amputation, vision or hearing loss, or other injuries that incur extensive and permanent losses.
When the injury is due to someone else’s negligence, the injured should receive fair compensation for their current and long-term needs, as well as for their non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. However, many injured claimants settle for much less than they need and deserve after facing insurance companies experienced in undermining claims.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in New Jersey, get the help of a lawyer with specialized experience. You can find a competent New Jersey catastrophic injury attorney at the Grossman Law Firm. We are a top-rated personal injury firm that has won deca-millions for our clients in the last 20 years. Call the Grossman Law Firm at (732) 625-9494.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
While some accidents involve only simple concussions that heal on their own, others result in life-altering head injuries, whether it’s an open head wound or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs include contusions (brain bruising), hematomas (brain bleed), and diffuse axonal injury (nerve fiber damage).
Without immediate treatment, these injuries could lead to permanent brain damage, coma, or sometimes death. Even survivors of severe TBI may suffer impairments such as cognitive issues, speech problems, memory problems, and psychological changes.
Immediate medical needs for these types of injuries often include surgeries and intensive care. After treatment, the injured may need to undergo a range of rehabilitation procedures such as neurological therapy, speech therapy, and psychiatric care.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a crucial body part through which the brain sends signals to the rest of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged in an accident, it can result in a range of serious impairments such as paralysis, paraplegia/quadriplegia, reduced mobility, loss of sensation, inability to control the bladder or bowels, and breathing difficulties.
A person with spinal cord injury may need long-term care in the form of physical therapy, assistive devices, special transport, and personal assistance. It often means that the person can no longer gainfully work. Beyond the physical and financial costs, this injury can also impact the person’s emotional wellness, social relationships, and quality of life.
Amputation can mean the loss of a limb (hand, arm, foot, or leg) or of a digit (finger or toe). Although this rarely leads to total disability, it can harm the person’s chances of gainful employment. It can also damage their self-esteem and ability to enjoy life.
Compensation for amputation shouldn’t just end at surgery costs. With the help of a good lawyer, the injured may claim compensation for their future needs, such as prosthetics and assistive mobility devices. They could also include non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and reduced quality of life.
Other Permanent Injuries
At Grossman Law, we have effectively handled cases of brain and spinal cord injury, amputation, as well as the following catastrophic personal injury cases:
- Severe burns and electrocution
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of eyesight
- Organ damage
- Debilitating back pain
- Injuries from medical malpractice
- And more.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Substantial injuries often result from major accidents where one or more parties acted carelessly. It can be challenging to investigate these accidents and establish where the fault lies. That’s why it’s vital to have an experienced lawyer handle the case for you.
Some top causes of catastrophic injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Worksite/Construction accidents
- Burns, explosions, and electrical accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Slip-and-fall at hazardous premises
- Medical malpractice.
The Grossman Law Firm has a proven track record of handling these accidents and more. We are known for fearless case-building and representation of our clients, even in the face of powerful insurers, companies, property owners, negligent medical providers, and reckless drivers.
Why the Grossman Law Firm is Trusted for Catastrophic Injury Cases
As a catastrophic injury law firm, we know that our clients deserve full compensation, not just for their financial losses but also for their pain and emotional distress. Obtaining that rightful compensation requires much more than presenting medical bills to the insurer.
At the Grossman Law Firm, we combine our decades of experience with a tenacious approach in advocating for a fair settlement or verdict. We work with medical experts, economic consultants, life planners, and rehabilitation specialists to establish our clients’ damages. We know the inner workings of insurance negotiations and use that knowledge to our clients’ advantage. We have won high-value awards for our clients injured in major accidents.
More than that, we strive to help our clients become as whole as possible after their injury. Our legal service goes above and beyond:
- If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you at your home or the hospital.
- We’ll connect you with our network of doctors, specialists, psychologists, and therapists for the care you need.
- We can open up pathways for your corrective and long-term care needs, such as reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, prosthetic limbs, mobility assistance, and more.
- We’ll consistently update you about your case, making sure you get clear answers and explanations.
- You won’t have to pay us any lawyer fees unless and until we win you your compensation.
Our aim at the Grossman Law Firm is to provide big-firm representation against insurers but small-firm relationships with our clients. You should not have to worry about your lawyer being inaccessible or waste time and money on inexperienced legal counsel. If you’re looking for catastrophic injury lawyers in New Jersey, call the Grossman Law Firm.
Contact the Grossman Law Firm
The Grossman Law Firm does not charge lawyer fees until we obtain an injury settlement or award for you. Consult with us for free. Contact us online or call (732) 625-9494 today.