All injuries have the ability to completely change a person’s life, but some injuries are so severe, they are considered “catastrophic” in nature. Typically, these types of injuries affect not only the victim but also his or her family members who must now change their lives to look after their loved one. The physical, emotional, and financial impacts of a catastrophic injury are immense and can leave victims and their families considerably worried about meeting both current and future needs.
If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured due to the negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, reach out to our New Jersey catastrophic injury lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options. We have a history of proven successes, having secured hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of severely injured individuals and their loved ones.
What Are Catastrophic Injuries?
While there is no clear-cut definition of a “catastrophic injury,” most people (including lawyers, judges, and juries) agree that a catastrophic injury is one that is particularly debilitating in nature. In general, catastrophic injuries prevent victims from returning to work or securing any form of gainful employment.
Some examples of relatively common catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of vision
- Wrongful death
The lifetime cost of a catastrophic injury can easily exceed hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. At The Donnelly Law Firm, we often work with various experts to determine the total cost of your loved one’s injury, including all future medical care, medical equipment (such as wheelchairs or ramps for your home), and total lost income, including lost benefits. From there, we are able to devise a legal strategy aimed at recovering the maximum compensation you are owed for all of your economic and non-economic damages.
Put Our Decades of Experience to Work for You
Regardless of how the injury occurred—whether in a car or truck collision, as a result of using a defective product, or due to medical malpractice—our New Jersey catastrophic injury lawyers are prepared to help you navigate the legal process. We provide consistent, one-on-one communication and compassionate, personalized guidance every step of the way. Should your case proceed to trial, we will serve as the aggressive advocate you need and deserve.