Catastrophic Injury Attorney
At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our New York City law office is one of many personal injury firms that handle catastrophic injuries. What sets us apart is our dedication to the individual. For years our office has welcomed clients through our doors who have suffered life-changing injuries. Severe scarring and disfigurements, amputations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis are just some of the major, long-term injuries suffered by our clients.
Serious injury victims come to us because of our proven track record for seven-figure settlements and judgments. We know how to aggressively pursue compensation for catastrophic injuries after vehicle accidents, medical mistakes, dog bites, slip and falls, workplace mishaps, and other harms. When you need capable and caring catastrophic injury lawyers in New York City, come to Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C.
What Is a “Catastrophic” Injury?
According to New York law, a catastrophic injury is one that leads to a long-term or permanent injury to the accident victim. This includes disabilities and disfigurements. There is no set of guidelines that make an injury “catastrophic.” Instead, the courts examine a plaintiff’s medical records and how the injury has impacted the individual to determine the seriousness of the damages. If a plaintiff cannot return to work, requires multiple surgeries, has to undergo a difficult recovery process, has lifelong medical costs, or has lost quality of life, the injury is most likely catastrophic.
What Is Your Case Worth?
When determining how much a case is worth, the courts consider both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are simple to calculate, as they look at actual financial losses the accident-related injuries have caused. These include hospital bills, treatments, and lost wages from missed days at work. Non-economic damages are those such as pain and suffering and lost enjoyment of life from injuries such as loss of limb or paralysis. To calculate non-economic losses, New York courts will consider a number of factors, such as expert testimony. Naturally, an injury that is serious or catastrophic is almost always worth more than minor injuries in a court of law.
Major injuries involve greater medical expenses, longer recovery times, and often inflict more physical pain and emotional suffering. These are all compensable damages that the courts will take into account when calculating a settlement or judgment award. If you’re curious about how much your injuries could be worth, talk to our attorneys. No lawyer can guarantee compensation, but we can give you an accurate opinion of your claim.
Our Litigation Method
No two catastrophic injuries are alike. Our firm believes in a personalized plan to proceed with their case their case for each and every client who comes to us for assistance. Your attorney will work closely with you to identify your goals for your specific claim. Then, he or she will help you develop a strategy to achieve these goals. When it comes to serious injuries in New York City, you need serious attorneys. Trust Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. for aggressive representation. Send in our contact form to request a free consultation, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.