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New York City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

New York City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Are you or a loved one struggling after a catastrophic injury in NYC? Your life has been changed forever, and you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden alone. An NYC catastrophic injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Since we opened our doors, our legal team has fought to protect the rights of injured clients in New York City. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our skilled lawyers help, call our law offices in New York, New York, at (212) 564-2800 and schedule a free consultation today.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help With Your Catastrophic Injury Case in NYC

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help With Your Catastrophic Injury Case in NYC

There’s much at stake if you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury. Even a mild injury can upend your life for weeks, if not months. A catastrophic injury will fundamentally change the way you live–and it’s possible that you’ll never return to work again.

Your family is already paying the physical and emotional price. If the injury wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to struggle with the financial toll. Our experienced New York personal injury attorneys can help you fight to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars for victims of catastrophic injuries. Our founding attorney is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Multi-Million Dollar Advocate. We know how to get you the compensation you need after your accident.

When you hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, you’ll have a lawyer who will:

  • Conduct a detailed investigation into your accident
  • Locate all responsible parties and identify all relevant insurance policies
  • Stand up for you if the insurance company blames you for your injuries
  • Negotiate to recover the maximum settlement award available

Dealing with insurance after an accident can be a huge undertaking. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle your injury claim alone. 

Our NYC personal injury attorneys have over 25 years of experience specializing in personal injury cases. We know what it takes to prepare a complex catastrophic injury claim. To learn more about how we’ll use our experience and resources to benefit you, contact us today for a free consultation.

Overview of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is an injury that has serious, life-changing consequences. Most people think of serious brain injuries and paralysis as catastrophic injuries. In reality, there are any number of injuries that can be classified as catastrophic.

In legal terms, an injury is catastrophic if it prevents the victim from performing any type of gainful work.

Catastrophic injuries dramatically impact the victim’s quality of life. The victim may be unable to work or enjoy life in any meaningful way. In some cases, the victim may even have to re-learn how to do things as basic as walking and eating.

Types of Catastrophic Injury

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we handle all types of catastrophic injury cases in NYC, including those involving:

Did you recently sustain a catastrophic injury in an accident? Our experienced attorneys are available to review your case for free. Just call our law firm to schedule your free case evaluation today.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Catastrophic Injuries?

A traumatic accident can cause surprisingly serious injuries. You should always seek medical attention quickly to get the best outcome. The signs and symptoms of a catastrophic injury can vary widely.

Depending on the type of injury you’ve suffered, you may initially experience:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Extreme pain
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty speaking 
  • Trouble breathing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of consciousness

Most catastrophic injury victims require immediate emergency treatment. However, some types of injuries present themselves in more subtle ways. Some victims may even be walking and talking while the injury becomes worse. 

What are the Long-Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries?

A catastrophic injury can impact every aspect of your life. 

Depending on your specific injury, you might experience some of the following long-term consequences:

  • Wheelchairs, prostheses and other medical devices
  • Severe personality changes
  • Memory loss 
  • Permanent loss of bodily function
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring
  • Paralysis
  • Severe depression
  • Infection 
  • Lifelong dependency on prescription pain medications
  • The need for long-term care in a facility

Some victims of catastrophic injuries are never able to live without assistance again.

What Causes Most Catastrophic Injuries?

Our lawyers handle all types of catastrophic injury cases in NYC, including accidents that occur in Staten Island or Long Island. 

We have represented clients who have suffered devastating injuries in:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Sports and recreation accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dog bites 
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Assault 
  • Sexual assault

You can count on our legal team to fight for the full compensation you deserve, regardless of what caused your injuries. Just call our law offices today to schedule a free case review.

What is My NYC Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

The amount of compensation paid to catastrophic injury victims depends on a wide range of factors. Because these are the most severe types of injuries, your verdict or settlement will usually be higher than milder injury claims.

However, some of the important factors that will influence the value of your case include:

  • The cost of your medical care and rehabilitation costs
  • The nature and cost of your anticipated future needs
  • Your earning capacity and the value of your lost wages
  • Your life expectancy, including a reduction in life expectancy
  • The impact of the injury on your family and dependents

The availability of insurance coverage can also play a role in the overall value of your claim. 

Because of the high cost of treating a catastrophic injury, it’s important to identify all responsible parties and available insurance coverages before accepting any settlement. Multiple parties may share responsibility for your injury under New York state laws on contributory negligence

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll fight to hold each and every at-fault party fully accountable for your losses. To learn more about how we can help maximize your financial recovery, call to speak with an experienced NYC catastrophic injury attorney today.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover for Catastrophic Injuries in NYC, New York?

When you’ve suffered a permanent injury, it can be difficult to know what to expect in the future. It’s important to be prepared financially. 

By way of example, it can cost over $1 million to treat a spinal cord injury that causes even moderate loss of motor function. A 25-year-old who suffers paraplegia may spend over $2 million in medical care over a lifetime.

Accident victims in New York are entitled to recover compensation to cover their past, current, and anticipated future expenses.

These expenses are called “economic damages”, and usually include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Permanent disability
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Long-term care
  • In-home assistance
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Property damage

You’re also entitled to recover compensation to account for your pain and suffering–both physical and emotional. 

Examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of your independence
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

You only have one chance to recover the compensation you deserve. Once you accept a settlement, you won’t have the opportunity to reopen your claim if your costs are higher than anticipated. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced lawyer negotiating on your behalf.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we have the resources to hire experts in medicine, life planning, economics, and other specialties. With their advice, we can negotiate the maximum compensation you need to cover both your past and future costs.

How Long Do I Have to File a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit in New York?

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York is three years. If you were injured in an accident, you’d have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

However, you could have more or less time depending on the specific facts of your case. It’s never too early to speak with an attorney–and there’s no risk in getting the legal advice you deserve.

Do you need help filing your injury claim before the statute of limitations expires? Call to schedule a free consultation today.

Contact an NYC Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Compensation can’t bring back what you’ve lost. However, it can help keep your family financially secure for the future. If you’re interested in learning more, call an NYC catastrophic injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to schedule a free case review.

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