Catastrophic Injury

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Catastrophic Injury Litigation

Each day, approximately 400 individuals in the state experience traumatic brain injuries, while around 1,000 New Yorkers suffer spinal cord injuries annually, which can lead to paralysis, including complete quadriplegia in some instances. These are just a couple of examples of catastrophic injuries that befall unsuspecting victims due to circumstances beyond their control.

If you or a loved one's life has been profoundly affected by a catastrophic injury resulting from someone else's negligence, you are entitled to substantial compensation. You should not have to navigate this challenging journey alone. The skilled New York catastrophic injury attorneys at Mark David Shirian P.C. are committed to advocating on your behalf, ensuring you receive the compensation necessary to restore as much quality of life as possible.

Catastrophic injuries merit a higher level of compensation than standard personal injury cases. Although they technically fall under personal injury, they surpass the threshold for higher damages.

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Types of Catastrophic Injuries

The most common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • - Brain injuries, which can result in cognitive dysfunction, speech impairments, mobility challenges, or blindness
  •  Spinal cord injuries, leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia, chronic pain, spasms, loss of bowel or bladder control, respiratory difficulties, or circulatory problems
  • Severe burn injuries covering significant areas of the face or body
  • Injuries necessitating amputations
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Damage to internal organs

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in New York

Catastrophic injuries often arise from various circumstances, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  •  Workplace accidents
  • Falls
  • Sport and recreational activities
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical mistakes
  • Defective medical devices or drugs

Will My Catastrophic Injury Claim Go to Trial?

Several factors increase the likelihood of a personal injury claim involving catastrophic injuries proceeding to trial, including:

  • - Disputed liability for the accident
  • Disagreement regarding the cause or severity of the injury
  • Substantial damage claims, prompting vigorous defense by the insurance company
  • Multiple parties potentially at fault, leading to finger-pointing among defendants and their insurers
  • Allegations of contributory negligence, which could result in the defendant(s) refusing to pay or offering less than the claim's true value

Various reasons may preclude a settlement and necessitate a trial for your catastrophic injury case. You require an experienced trial attorney to represent your interests and explore all available avenues for securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Mark David Shirian P.C. does not hesitate to take our clients' cases to trial. Our New York City catastrophic injury attorneys can initiate a lawsuit, meticulously prepare for trial, and present your case in court with the objective of obtaining full compensation on your behalf.

Catastrophic injuries can impose substantial financial, emotional, and lifestyle burdens for years after an accident. If you've sustained a severe injury in a traffic accident, construction incident, or any other scenario due to someone else's negligence, seek the assistance of a seasoned and effective personal injury attorney to maximize your potential recovery. A dedicated catastrophic injury attorney can help investigate your claim, identify the responsible parties, pursue insurance or workers' compensation benefits when applicable, and hold those accountable for your suffering. 

You should not be left to bear the financial burden if someone else caused your catastrophic injury. Your New York personal injury lawyer will ensure your rights are protected. For a skilled catastrophic injury attorney, reach out to Mark David Shirian P.C.

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