At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our team has more than 85 years of combined experience helping victims of catastrophic injuries and their families. Catastrophic injuries are life-altering and may lead to permanent disability or require long-term medical care. Although no amount of money can take away your injuries, our New Jersey catastrophic injury lawyers are dedicated to holding all responsible parties accountable for their negligence and helping you recover the compensation you deserve.
Types Of Accidents That Cause Catastrophic Injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Sports accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents involving factory or warehouse injuries, construction accidents, and other on-the-job injuries
Types Of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries all have a few things in common — they can affect your quality of life, impede your ability to earn a living, and take a heavy-emotional, -financial, and -physical toll on you and your family.
Common types of catastrophic injuries include:
Spinal cord injury: Permanent damage to the spinal cord can result in serious conditions, including paraplegia, tetraplegia, and conditions that require rehabilitation, expensive equipment, such as motorized wheelchairs, and ongoing home care.
Amputation: Losing a limb is a traumatic experience that’s emotionally and physically taxing. The long-term medical and health care costs associated with an amputation can also be exorbitant. The cost of occupational and physical therapy, prosthetic limbs, and equipment and home modifications required to accommodate this condition can reach into the millions of dollars. Not only that, the psychological impact of becoming paralyzed or losing a limb can result in mental distress, such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Brain injuries often have permanent physical, cognitive, and psychological effects, such as chronic pain, seizures, loss of fine motor skills, vision problems, personality changes, anger, depression, and social difficulties.
Broken or crushed bones: Bone fractures often require multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. This type of catastrophic injury can permanently affect a victim’s range of motion, ability to walk and performance with daily activities, and pain tolerance.
Vision or hearing problems: Loss of vision or hearing can force a victim to change careers and keep them from doing things they once enjoyed, such as reading, driving, listening to music, going to concerts, and being able to hear their family and friends.
Burns and disfigurement: Scarring can be difficult to deal with, especially when it’s in exposed areas of the body, including the face, head, arms, and legs. The devastation of permanent disfigurement often diminishes a person’s self-esteem to such an extent that they’re unable to attend social functions and may fall into a deep depression. Also, reconstructive surgeries, burn treatments, and long-term effects can be painful and costly.
How A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Can Help
When someone suffers a catastrophic injury, they may be entitled to several types of compensation for their injuries and losses. Economic damages compensate for calculable financial losses, such as medical expenses, property damages, and loss of income. Non-economic damages compensate an injured victim for things that are tough to put a price on, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and loss of companionship or consortium. In cases where the liable party acted in a particularly reckless and wanton manner or caused intentional harm, the victim may be entitled to punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant and deter others from committing similar acts.
That’s why it’s critical to find a tenacious, aggressive catastrophic injury lawyer who’s experienced in determining an accurate value for these types of claims. Our catastrophic injury attorneys are well-versed in tactics insurance companies employ when it comes to minimizing or denying personal injury claims. We pursue all possible avenues of compensation and won’t quit until we recover maximum compensation for you. If that means taking your case to court, our experienced litigators will present a compelling, convincing case to a judge or jury and work tirelessly to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you do.
Contact A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured due to no fault of your own, our catastrophic injury attorneys at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman can help. Call us at 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland, New Jersey. You can also contact us online with any questions or to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys also serve clients in Jefferson, Vernon, and Kinnelon and throughout the State of New Jersey. Se Habla Español.