Although injuries of every severity can impact your life, catastrophic injuries can have significant and long-term consequences. Often, catastrophic injury victims require lengthy hospital stays, new prescriptions, and assistive care. These expenses from these medical needs can add up quickly, overwhelming victims and their families. If the accident that caused your catastrophic injury was caused by the negligence of another, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for the losses you have suffered.
The skilled attorneys from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe are committed to providing a personalized approach to every case as we fight for the justice our clients are owed. We are dedicated to using our 100 years of combined experience and skills to protect your rights and achieve a favorable outcome for your case. We will guide you through every step of the personal injury claims process and help you understand your legal options.
Examples of Common Catastrophic Injuries
While no two catastrophic injuries are exactly alike, many fall under similar categories. Some injuries may severely impact a single body part, while others affect the body’s core systems. Some common catastrophic injuries on Long Island include the following:
- Severe burn injuries
- Loss of hearing or deafness
- Blindness or other eyesight injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Significant damage to internal organs
While the above injuries are unfortunately common, they are not the only catastrophic injuries that can significantly impact your life. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys have extensive experience handling several types of catastrophic injury cases and helping victims recover the maximum compensation available for their injuries.
Proving Liability After a Catastrophic Injury Accident in Long Island
In New York, the victim who suffered the catastrophic injury bears the burden of establishing the negligent party’s liability. A skilled catastrophic injury attorney can help you prove fault by demonstrating the following elements:
- The negligent party owed you a reasonable duty of care to act responsibly and prevent harm
- The negligent party breached their duty of care by behaving negligently
- The breach of duty of care directly caused your accident and subsequent catastrophic injuries
- You suffered significant tangible and intangible losses
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, proving liability can be legally complex. Your attorney will consider every detail of your case while building a solid claim supported by evidence. A few pieces of evidence that may help establish liability include the following:
- Photos of the scene of the accident
- Photos of your injuries
- The clothes you were wearing at the time of the accident
- The police report of the incident
- Your medical records
- Video footage of the incident
- Witness testimonies
When you partner with a skilled attorney from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we will thoroughly investigate your case to build the strongest claim possible on your behalf.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover Through a Catastrophic Injury Claim
Catastrophic injuries can leave victims facing the consequences in almost every area of their lives. The medical bills associated with your recovery can be overwhelming and often force victims to incur medical debt. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are dedicated to helping catastrophic injury victims recover compensation for the full extent of their losses. Some damages we may be able to help you recover include the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Significant disfigurement or disability
- Physical therapy
- Home health and other assistive care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys are dedicated to considering your current and future needs when determining the total value of your claim. We take a personalized approach to every case to ensure our client’s needs are heard and addressed. When you choose our representation, you can trust us to fight aggressively for your rights, interests, and the total value of your claim.
Discuss Your Case with a Long Island Catastrophic Injury Lawyer at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we understand the pain and stress of recovering from a catastrophic injury. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skills necessary to guide you through New York’s complex claims process. We are dedicated to fighting aggressively for our client’s rights as we pursue the compensation they deserve. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss your case. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 516-358-6900 or complete our contact form. By subscribing to our YouTube channel, you can learn more about our attorneys and other legal topics.
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