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Catastrophic Injury

As creatures of habit, we humans are accustomed to a daily routine that takes for granted the many wonders and miracles with which we’ve been vested – the legs we utilize to walk, the hands we use to dial a phone, the eyes we use to gaze upon our loved ones.  If a tragic accident results in catastrophic injuries, our daily routines, and so many of the blessings we take for granted, are forever altered.

A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that permanently inhibits your capability to perform basic, routine activities of daily life.  An accident can potentially prevent your ability to walk, talk, or think clearly.  Coming to terms with such an insurmountable injury can be difficult.  The mental anguish you may experience and burdening worries about the future can forestall any chance of adjusting to a new lifestyle.  You may feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to meet your future needs.  If you’ve recently lost the ability to perform normal daily tasks as a result of another’s negligence, we may be able to help you secure the monetary compensation necessary to restore some semblance of normalcy. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness
  • Organ Damage
  • Amputation

The Law Office of William A. Gallina’s injury lawyers want you to know that you’re not alone. We will fight on your behalf.  Our team of experienced attorneys has handled numerous catastrophic injury cases and can help you secure the monetary compensation you deserve.  Our lawyers will evaluate your claim, summon specialists to review your injuries, and build a winning case. 

Who can file a catastrophic injury claim?

To file a catastrophic injury claim, your injuries must permanently affect your ability to conduct basic, routine activities of daily life.  Your ability to work, interact, and live as a gainful member of society must be impaired due to another’s negligence.

Under which categories can I receive monetary compensation?

When filing a catastrophic injury claim, there are several different categories under which you may seek compensation.  Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be able to file for pain and suffering, economic loss, medical expenses, and life care planning.

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Pain, Suffering & Loss of Enjoyment of Life

The loss of enjoyment of life from the inability to perform one’s daily, routine activities can lead to substantial mental anguish. You may feel helpless in your current state, scared for your future, and angry at the party responsible. You may also experience agonizing, daily chronic pain as a result of your injuries. If you experienced a catastrophic injury resulting in the permanent alteration of your prior lifestyle, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The injury lawyers at the Law Office of William A. Gallina understand that no monetary award can restore the life you once enjoyed, but it can help you to live as comfortably as possible following such a life-altering experience.

 
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Economic Loss

After a catastrophic injury, you may be unable to maintain your place in the workforce. Your physical and mental abilities may be compromised, and the income that you once earned to support you and your family can disappear. Disability payments may not be enough to support your new needs. If your household is suffering financially as a result of a catastrophic injury, we can help. The Law Office of William A. Gallina understands the strain and frustration that results from financial hardship. We will stand by your side to help you secure fair compensation for past and future economic loss due to your inability to work. Our Bronx injury lawyers want you to focus on healing while we fight to secure your future.

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Medical Expenses

Catastrophic injuries can lead to astronomic medical expenses. Immediately after your injury, you may need emergency medevac transportation. Your hospital course may have involved multiple surgeries in order to keep you alive, and after a long hospital recovery, you might need to meet with a physical therapist numerous times a week to regain your strength and mobility. These expenses can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars and are not always covered by insurance. Thankfully, you have rights. The party who caused your injury is responsible for your current and future medical expenses.

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Life Care Planning

When experiencing a severe injury with life-altering consequences, your new lifestyle will likely produce additional expenses.  Necessary long-term needs may not be covered by your insurance company, requiring out-of-pocket payment on your part.  These expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Housing Modifications
  • Live-in Nurse
  • Transportation
  • Life Skills Training
  • Facility Care
  • Specialized, Tailored Equipment

Life care planning secures future financial support for the expenses you will accrue throughout the rest of your life.  Fully anticipating all your unforeseen future expenses requires skill and experience, and we at the Law Office of William A. Gallina utilize the most experienced life care planners to achieve this goal.  

Catastrophic Injury Verdicts & Settlements*

Below are some representative verdicts and settlements obtained by the injury lawyers at the Law Office of William A. Gallina, PLLC on behalf of clients in the Bronx and throughout New York City who suffered a catastrophic injury:

*Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.

The Law Office of William A. Gallina and our injury lawyers understand the emotional anguish you are currently experiencing.  A catastrophic injury can alter every aspect of your lifestyle.  We know you’re undergoing severe mental, psychological, and physical adjustments, and we want to help make this trying transition less difficult.  We will fight for you to help accommodate your present and future needs. For more information on catastrophic injury claims or to file a claim with our Bronx injury lawyers, contact the Law Office of William A. Gallina at 718-892-0400 or request a free consultation.

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