New York car accidents result in numerous catastrophic injuries each year. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, amputation, severe burn injuries and neurological disorders. The needs of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries can be significant. Often, these injuries not only affect the victim, but also family members and caregivers, who are required to make critical decisions regarding the victim’s care and future. Victims of catastrophic injuries are left with lifelong disabilities, which prevent them from being employed or engage in the activities they were involved in, prior to the accident.
Catastrophic injuries can bring about changes in the victim intellectually, emotionally, cognitively and behaviorally. Some victims may need 24/7 nursing care. Others may not need round-the-clock care, but may require extensive rehabilitation including physical, psychological and occupational therapy. Some may never be able to return to the workforce. They may have permanently lost their ability to earn a livelihood.
How do you put a price on not being able to play with your children, go on a hike with your family or dance with your spouse? How do you put a price on losing your ability to make a living? What kind of a price tag can you possibly attach to never being able to walk again or the emotional impact of living with permanent scars on your face?
While it may be impossible to imagine getting compensated for such irreparable losses, it is important that victims of catastrophic injuries have the financial security to move on with their lives and obtain the care and treatment they need. If you have been catastrophically injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you can claim compensation for your injuries and damages from the at-fault parties.
The experienced New York catastrophic injury attorneys with the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have successfully represented numerous victims and their families, helping them get back on their feet. We fully understand the emotional and financial burdens borne by injury victims and their families. Call us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU now to schedule your free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.