Catastrophic injuries are, unfortunately, very common when it comes to car accidents. Read on and reach out to our dedicated Manhattan car accident attorney to learn more about what you can do after sustaining a catastrophic injury in a car accident and how our firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is a catastrophic injury?
A catastrophic injury is typically defined as an injury stemming from an unforeseen accident that significantly, if not permanently, impacts a person’s life. For example, if you were driving along and another car ran a stop light, slapped into your vehicle, paralyzing you as a result, you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury. Just some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries are as follows:
- Spinal injuries causing paralysis
- Birth injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Serious facial injuries
- Loss of hearing or sight
- Neurological damage
What damages can I recover after sustaining such an injury?
Though financial compensation can never truly heal a permanent injury, it can absolutely help victims cope with it. As long as we win your personal injury claim, you should recover compensation that can help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your catastrophic injury. These can include the cost of medical treatment, lost wages from being unable to return to work, the cost of rehabilitation or continuing care, the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In New York State, typically, those injured in auto accidents are required to bring their personal injury claims within three years of the date their accident occurred, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting longer than this timeframe will likely result in you permanently losing your right to sue. If you sustained a catastrophic injury, the time to act is now. Contact the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today for assistance.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.