NYC Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Representation for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries

The worst kinds of personal injuries that a person can suffer are those that cause lasting or permanent damage. An injury can be considered catastrophic when a person's life is negatively affected by being hurt in ways that change their life. Catastrophic injuries can affect a person's physical appearance, mobility, mental capacity, and overall ability to enjoy life. Many types of accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, from car accidents to medical malpractice.

Medical treatments for catastrophic injuries can financially ruin you or your family. If you or a loved one has been tragically injured because of an accident, property owner negligence, or a fall, you should get financial compensation from who is responsible. The New York accident attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can be there to fight for you.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries usually require extensive surgery, hospitalization, long-term medical treatment, rehabilitation and a long recovery. They take a heavy emotional, physical, and financial toll on people's lives. Some catastrophic injuries include:

  • Amputations
  • Birth injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Head injuries
  • Loss of sensation, such as vision, hearing, smell, etc.
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurological disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Causes for Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can result from all kinds of personal injury accidents. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP represents clients who suffered from injuries including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products/drugs
  • Dog bites
  • Lead poisoning
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip & fall accidents
  • Subway accidents
  • Truck accidents

If the reason for your catastrophic injury isn't included, please contact the NY catastrophic injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your unique situation.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury in New York?

To get financial compensation for your catastrophic injuries, New York state law has to judge if you've suffered a "serious injury." New York Insurance Law § 5102 defines "serious injury" as a:

"personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a fracture; loss of a fetus; permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system; permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member; significant limitation of use of a body function or system; or a medically determined injury or impairment of a non-permanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person's usual and customary daily activities for not less than ninety days during the one hundred eighty days immediately following the occurrence of the injury or impairment."

Most of these injuries will be able to be proven, but the law is still complex and hard to understand. This is why you need a top New York injury firm on your side to guide you through your case.

Attorneys Help Get Compensation for Your Medical Expenses and Other Losses

The attorneys of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have years of experience with New York serious injury claims. We understand the hardship you and your family is experiencing. Contact us at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your next steps.


Contact Us: Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

The Graybar Building
420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
Phone: (212) 986-7353 Fax: (212) 953-4308

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