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Queens Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Queens Catastrophic Injury LawyerHave you or a loved one sustained a life-altering injury in Queens, NY? Catastrophic injuries can change your life forever–and you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. An experienced Queens catastrophic injury lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can fight to recover every last dollar you deserve.

For over 30 years, our lawyers have worked hard to secure meaningful financial settlements for our clients. In fact, we’ve recovered over $400 million for injury victims.

We’re well-prepared to fight for your family. Call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact our law offices in Queens, New York, to schedule a free consultation to learn more about our legal practice, 

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help With a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Queens, NY

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help With A Catastrophic Injury Claim In Queens, NYYou likely won’t get progressively better if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury. These injuries will cause significant long-term damage and can change your life in ways you didn’t expect. If someone else was responsible for your injury, you deserve a lawyer who will stand up and fight for your rights.

Our Queens personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC have over 30 years of experience handling complex personal injury claims. We know the stakes are high. So do the insurance companies. In high-dollar catastrophic injury claims, the insurance company will go to great lengths to pay less than you deserve.

When you hire our legal team, you’ll benefit from a lawyer who will:

  • Investigate to identify all responsible parties
  • Gather the evidence to back up your claim
  • Hire top-rated experts and specialists to help calculate the value of your case
  • Protect you if the insurance company blames you for the injury
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies to maximize your settlement

Over the years, we’ve been rated by Super Lawyers and recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our Queens personal injury attorneys have also helped countless clients recover money to get back on their feet.

Contact our personal injury law firm for a free initial consultation today to secure the quality legal representation you deserve.

Overview of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries typically happen without any warning. While there is no exact definition of the term “catastrophic injury,” a catastrophic injury is one that will change your life in significant ways. Most catastrophic injuries are permanent.

According to some legal definitions, a catastrophic injury is one that prevents the victim from performing any type of gainful work. 

From a legal perspective, catastrophic injury claims usually take longer to settle when compared to typical personal injury cases. That’s because you must reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) before calculating your past medical bills and estimating your future needs.

What are the Different Types of Catastrophic Injury?

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we handle all types of catastrophic injury claims. We represent accident victims who have sustained:

  • Severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Spinal cord damage that causes paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Eye injuries that result in total or partial blindness
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Complete hearing loss
  • Injuries that cause permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Serious nerve injuries

Any one of these injuries will be life-altering. If someone else’s careless or reckless acts caused the injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers in Queens will help you fight for the maximum compensation available. Just call our law firm to schedule a free case review today. 

How Common Are Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries are much more common than you might think. Here are some statistics on catastrophic injuries in the United States:

  • Every year, 185,000 Americans lose a limb–and over 2 million Americans are living with amputation injuries
  • About 17,810 Americans sustain a spinal cord injury each year–and about one in 50 Americans live with paralysis
  • According to the CDC, about 20,000 people sustain serious burn injuries that impact at least 25% of the body each year

Millions of people across the United States are living with a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. Every year, 80,000 to 90,000 Americans suffer a long-term disability related to TBI.

What are the Long-Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries?

By definition, a catastrophic injury will have significant long-term consequences. The nature of those consequences will depend on the nature of the injury itself.

Some examples of the long-term consequences that a catastrophic injury can cause include:

  • Loss of motor function
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Memory loss
  • Chronic pain
  • Severe depression and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Damage to personal relationships
  • Inability to work or perform basic activities
  • Blood clots, stroke, and other ancillary medical issues
  • A need for long-term medical care
  • Wrongful death

Many catastrophic injury victims are unable to perform basic daily activities without assistance. Some require round-the-clock care in a long-term care facility. Even if the victim is able to return home, the injury and associated lifestyle changes can cause severe mental health damage.

Of course, the financial consequences of any catastrophic injury will be overwhelming. Most health insurance policies limit the amount of care the patient can receive. After that, it will be up to the family to cover additional costs.

We can’t turn back the clock and prevent your injury. Our Queens catastrophic injury attorneys can help you fight for the full compensation you deserve. We’re here to support your family in any way we can, so give us a call for a free case evaluation today.

What Causes Most Catastrophic Injuries?

Any type of unexpected accident can result in a catastrophic injury. Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries in Queens include:

Some catastrophic injuries are immediately obvious. The victim may be rushed to the hospital for surgery and medical treatment. Other injuries can be more subtle, especially if you sustained brain damage. It’s always important to seek medical attention after an accident.

What is My Queens Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

Catastrophic injuries are extremely difficult to value. Because of the devastating impact of these injuries, catastrophic injury claims tend to be worth much more than other types of personal injury claims.

Some factors that can influence the value of your case include:

  • The type of injury sustained
  • The cost of your past medical treatment
  • Your anticipated future needs for medical care, medical devices, nursing care, etc.
  • The ways the injury will impact your ability to work
  • Damage to your quality of life and ability to enjoy life
  • Whether you need assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, eating, dressing, etc.)
  • The emotional damage, both to you and your family
  • The level of physical suffering you’ve endured

Most catastrophic injuries impact the victim’s entire family. A spouse or family member may be forced to quit their job to provide care–or shoulder the cost of an around-the-clock caretaker. These and other costs must be factored into your settlement.

Calculating the value of any catastrophic injury claim will take time. Insurance companies often invest significant resources to fight these claims–because the value of your case will be higher than milder injury claims. 

Do you have questions about how much your personal injury case is worth? Speaking with an experienced attorney is the best way to get answers. Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC to discuss your case today.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Catastrophic Injuries in Queens, New York?

If someone else was responsible for your injury, you could recover compensation for the full value of your economic and non-economic losses.

Those damages may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished future earning capacity
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing care
  • Medical devices
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Physical therapy
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of your independence
  • Depression and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Loss of consortium

A catastrophic injury can significantly limit your future. You shouldn’t have to worry about the financial fallout.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we’re ready to start fighting for the full compensation you deserve. We work with top-rated experts in medicine, life planning, and other specialties. Their input can be critical to getting the full amount you deserve.

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

The statute of limitations in personal injury cases is three years. If medical malpractice caused the injury, the victim has two years and six months to file a lawsuit. The clock usually starts running on the date the injury occurred. 

Exceptions to the statute of limitations are rare. Further, catastrophic injury cases take time to build. It’s always best to seek legal advice quickly after your accident so that your lawyer can preserve evidence and start building your case immediately.

Contact a Queens Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Is your family struggling with a catastrophic injury after an accident in Queens? Call an experienced Queens catastrophic injury lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation today. We’ll do everything possible to fight for your family’s future.

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