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Legal Avenues for Catastrophic Injuries

When a catastrophic injury changes your life or that of a loved one, it’s worth the time to learn what legal options are available to secure much-needed compensation and support. It goes without saying that catastrophic injuries cause severe physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burdens. With an experienced catastrophic injury attorney by your side, you can get the compensation you deserve to help you on the road to recovery.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Legal avenues for catastrophic injuriesCatastrophic injuries often stem from auto accidents, workplace incidents, medical malpractice, or violent acts, resulting in profound, long-term effects on an individual’s life. Common examples include:

Life with a Catastrophic Injury

The devastating nature of a catastrophic injury means victims may never fully recover. This calls for adapting to a new way of life, which can be physically and emotionally taxing, not to mention expensive.

The short-term impacts of living with a catastrophic injury include enduring medical treatments, surgeries, and hospital stays. Then, long-term challenges might involve ongoing physical rehabilitation, psychological counseling, and living space adaptations to accommodate new disabilities.

The costs of these changes can be overwhelming, involving not just medical expenses and home renovations but lost income and future earnings. Family members of catastrophically injured individuals face profound financial effects for years to come.

Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim

If you or your family member’s catastrophic injury is the result of someone’s neglect or violent act, you can file a catastrophic injury claim. If you win your case, you may receive compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.

The key is demonstrating that the injury resulted from another party’s negligence. This requires proving that the responsible party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused your injury due to their neglect. Be prepared to document your injury, treatments, and any expenses you incur to support your claim.

Handling a catastrophic injury case requires specialized legal knowledge. Partner with an attorney who meets these criteria:

  • Understands the profound nature of catastrophic injuries and the laws related to your case
  • Has the resources to tackle complex claims against powerful entities and well-funded insurance companies
  • Can help you secure a sizeable settlement that covers both your immediate and future needs

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy, LLC is Here to Help

Legal guidance is indispensable when navigating catastrophic injury claims. Our firm was founded in 1950 in the hopes of making a difference in innocent victims’ lives. As someone living with a catastrophic injury, you deserve justice and compensation from the at-fault party. Our track record of securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements makes us well-qualified to fight for your rights. Call us today at 862-263-0770 to schedule a free, one-hour consultation at one of our five New Jersey offices.

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
  • Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
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