Compensation Options for a Catastrophic Injury
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
The damages that incur with catastrophic injuries are greater than the personal injuries that usually occur with any type of accident. The compensation possible for these serious injuries may be higher, too. The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff knows what awards you may receive, how to plan ahead and to make sure that the bills you have receive necessary payment quickly.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries occur without warning and can be caused by any type of accident. Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Falling objects
- Fires and explosions
- Defective products or medical devices
The harm that occurs causes much more serious damage to the body, whether at the back, neck, spine or even the head and/or brain. These injuries can leave someone temporarily or permanently disabled. The most severe injuries lead to death. A personal injury claim can turn into a wrongful death claim with this type of injury.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can cause serious psychological trauma and permanent physical disabilities. These injuries can be life-altering and as a result, many victims require specialized care for the rest of their lives. Some examples of common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries: Severe brain trauma can lead to memory, speech, behavior and movement problems.
- Spinal cord injuries: These injuries can lead to limited movement or total paralysis, depending on the severity of the injuries as a whole.
- Burns: Burn injuries can cause disfigurements and trauma. These injuries lead to serious therapy and medical treatments.
Catastrophic Injury Claims
While the damage caused can lead to a claim, it’s important to know how to file and who to contact directly. These serious injuries may be caused by dangerous products, defective equipment or other drivers. Our personal injury lawyer can calculate damages for your case. Our legal team must also measure loss, especially if it decreases someone’s quality of life. This will be added to a compensation claim in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Whether medical treatment or costs such as prescription medication, hospital bills, lost wages or lost earning potential, our legal team can help secure compensation for you when you need it most. Other damages that can be included in your personal injury claim may include physical therapy, in-home medical care, future procedures, therapy, emotional distress, loss of daily living and more. For those that are permanently disabled, the loss of promotions and upward momentum in a company and more can be compensated for, too. At The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff, we can evaluate the details of your case thoroughly to determine every factor that can play into the damages and your lawsuit effectively. Our goal is to get you the compensation that you need and deserve for your serious injuries, and as quickly as possible, too.
Contact a Linwood Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to personal injury in NJ? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff represents clients who have sustained serious personal injuries in Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton, Pleasantville, Hammonton, Somers Points and throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Call 609-957-6810 or email us to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 605 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221 as well as a secondary office in Philadelphia.
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