When Your Injuries Will Change Your Life, You Need Answers
Once you are through the initial shock of a catastrophic injury, your life becomes about management — managing pain, managing doctor’s appointments, managing bills.
At Kelner & Kelner, our legal team is committed to making sure we hold people responsible when they cause your injuries. We represent the most serious personal injury cases in New York. For more than 75 years, our attorneys have committed themselves to helping families across New York and the surrounding area get the best compensation possible to get back on their feet.
With all of the new things you have to juggle, you may be feeling a little lost. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about catastrophic injuries.
What Kinds Of Injuries Count As Catastrophic?
A catastrophic injury changes your life and often requires intensive medical treatment or surgery. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Compound fractures (fractures that break through skin or require surgical intervention)
- Traumatic brain injuries and neurological damage
- Spinal cord damage, including paralysis
If your injury is causing major life changes or will require long-term medical care or treatment, call our office today.
Does Catastrophic Injury Make A Personal Injury Claim Different?
On its face, a catastrophic injury claim may look similar to a regular personal injury claim. However, the process can be much more detailed, require greater investigation and take a much longer time than other claims. Your medical needs can be difficult to diagnose and treatment plans may take a long time to enact. A capable lawyer can help you understand what you need to do in your case.
Will A Settlement Actually Cover All My Medical Expenses?
Ideally, yes. Your claim should cover your immediate medical needs, long-term care, your inability to work and other needs.
Do I Need An Attorney?
You have so much to manage; you do not have time to learn all the legal processes and details involved in a personal injury claim. A lawyer has specific knowledge that will maximize your claim. You need to hire help. Call our office for more information.