Personal injury accidents can impact a person’s life in a variety of ways. While the injuries sustained in these accidents can sometimes be treatable, other times they can cause irreversible damages. This is usually seen with catastrophic injuries. Victims in these situations can face severe physical, emotional, and financial damages as a result of their injuries. It is because of this that it is crucial to retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance recovering compensation as coverage for these damages.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries can change a person’s life forever. This is because they can either be long-term or permanent damage done to an individual. This can include scars, impairments, and even paralysis in some cases. Common types of catastrophic injuries can consist of:
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Acoustic injuries
Why Would I Be Awarded Compensation?
Those who suffer from catastrophic injuries usually face significant financial burdens. These can be difficult to afford, which is why victims of these accidents may be entitled to significant compensation. This may be the case for the following reasons:
- Serious injuries usually require medical attention. This can include surgery, rehabilitation, or the use of a medical device/medication for life. Compensation can be awarded in order to pay for these expenses.
- Injuries can sometimes cause people to be unable to return to work for a period of time. In these cases, compensation may be awarded for lost wages.
- Victims of accidents can suffer both physically and emotionally. Compensation can be awarded for both of these damages.
How Can I Recover Compensation?
Negligence claims are founded upon the idea that everyone owes some kind of duty of care to others in order to ensure their safety. The specific duty a person has can vary depending on their role. For example, property owners, drivers, and those in specialized occupations have different responsibilities to keep people out of harm’s way. However, the failure to provide this duty of care can result in similar consequences no matter what a person’s job is. This is because all parties can be held liable for negligence if an accident happens at their expense.
Injured parties who want to pursue legal action must prove that negligence directly caused their injuries. Evidence that can be used to do so can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures, videos, witness testimonies, and more. If they are successful, they may be eligible to recover compensation as coverage for the damages incurred due to the accident.
Contact our Firm
A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!