After a car accident or other personal injury, victims may sustain injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to more severe conditions that can impact their quality of life. Catastrophic injuries can permanently affect the body’s major systems and have lasting effects on victims and their families. Those who live with a catastrophic injury may often lose their ability to live independently, work full-time, or even enjoy their hobbies and interests. These issues can also place considerable strain on families as they work to care for their loved one while tending to their own needs.
If you have sustained a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your and your family’s losses. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to holding negligent parties fully accountable for the pain, suffering, and financial burdens they have caused. Our team understands your stress and will guide you through every step of New York’s complex legal process as we fight for the maximum amount of compensation available on your behalf.
3 Ways Sustaining a Catastrophic Injury Can Impact Your Loved Ones
Unfortunately, the effects of catastrophic injuries can have ripple effects that impact the victim’s family. Some common effects of someone you love experiencing a catastrophic injury include the following:
Physical Health Effects
In the stressful wake of a catastrophic injury, family members tend to ignore their own needs as they focus their energy on their loved one. While many individuals often think they will have more time for healthy habits when their loved one is home from the hospital, their needs continue to be neglected since home recovery can be even more intense. These risks can increase if the family member is the injured individual’s primary caretaker.
While someone caring for an individual with a catastrophic injury may think their needs pale in comparison to their loved ones, it is still essential to schedule dedicated time for rest and self-care.
Mental Health Effects
While many family caretakers take on the role lovingly and willingly, it can still significantly affect their mental health. When a loved one suffers a catastrophic injury, their life will undoubtedly go through considerable changes. However, the primary caretakers of the injured loved one will also experience significant and, sometimes, permanent changes. This can cause stress and other issues that can lead to a decline in mental health if not treated by a professional.
Catastrophic injuries often involve many expenses and financial burdens for victims and their families. Catastrophic injury victims often require surgeries, physical therapy, and extended hospital stays that can result in expensive medical bills. Additionally, the victim may not be able to continue working as they recover from their injuries. The accident-related expenses and lack of income can place a financial weight on victims and their families.
Fortunately, an experienced lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your and your family’s losses through a personal injury claim.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover Through a New York Catastrophic Injury Claim
If your catastrophic injury was caused by the negligence of another in New York, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys have extensive experience helping accident victims recover damages for their injuries, including the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Significant disfigurement or disability
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- In-home care
- Pain and suffering
Our attorneys will thoroughly review every detail of your case to determine which damages you may be eligible to collect.
Speak to a Seasoned Catastrophic Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience helping victims and their families navigate the aftermath of a catastrophic injury. Our attorneys are committed to being your pillar of support as we fight for justice on your behalf. We have a proven track record of successfully recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for our clients.
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