Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer in New Jersey
Life-changing injuries, whether due to a car crash, workplace accident, or some other cause, represent some of the most challenging situations in which a person can find themselves. Unlike other cases, a “catastrophic” injury is one that leads to irreversible changes in an individual’s life, usually due to a new and permanent disability. The scenarios in which such injuries could occur are as varied as the conditions and health concerns that came come in their wake. For many who experience a catastrophic injury, though, some things remain the same: a loss of income, mounting medical bills, personal pain, and the immense stress and emotional turmoil that comes along with it all.
Though it can feel to some like a hopeless situation, it is not. You may be able to pursue substantial financial compensation as a result of the injuries suffered by you or a loved one. During this scary and confusing time, though, it may be nearly impossible to find the mental space to even think about attorneys, lawsuits, and court. At Corradino & Papa, LLC, we understand these challenges — and we still want to help. To that end, we offer legal services available to those in New Jersey who’ve suffered catastrophically life-altering injuries.
After learning about the facts of your case, we will step up to the plate and go to bat to defend your rights while seeking appropriate levels of compensation for those responsible for your injury. We examine every angle, look at all the facts, and develop strong cases that can lead us to effective settlements or — when necessary — increase the likelihood of a victory in open court. If we do not make a recovery, you pay no fees: that is our guarantee to clients.
We’re ready to offer a free consultation on your situation right now, but you may need to know more before you proceed. Do the facts of your case fit these parameters? What should you expect during the process? Let’s answer some of these questions as you think about what to do next.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
The most typical definition used for legal purposes is simple: this term refers to an injury so severe that it causes permanent impairment, perhaps even taking away someone’s ability to work for the rest of their lives. To recover damages, the only injuries that apply are those that occurred in some avoidable accident caused by another party’s negligent behaviors. Some of the injuries most commonly considered to fall under the “catastrophic” umbrella include:
- Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
- Blindness or deafness that resulted from an accident
- Loss of limb
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you suffered an accident that led to one of these conditions (or a range of other similarly debilitating incidents), your injury likely qualifies as “catastrophic.” For adults, please be mindful of the statute of limitations: you must file a catastrophic injury claim within two years of when you learned that negligence contributed to your injury.
Why You Should Seek Legal Recourse Following Such an Injury
Experiencing an injury this severe is difficult for many people to process, especially given the scope of the ramifications. There are unfortunately concerns you may need to cope with for the rest of your life. When another party’s actions led to the conditions that caused your accident, it easy (and understandable) to be angry. However, anger does not help you to plan for the future. After a catastrophic injury, you should be able to find some peace in knowing you will not be saddled with the full weight of medical debt and long-term care expenses.
When you file a claim against the negligent party, you may be entitled to seek a range of compensatory measures, including:
- Hospital and home care bills
- Damages stemming from lost income due to an inability to work
- Pain, suffering, and emotional distress (in some cases)
- Fees and other associated legal costs
While you may not always be able to make a recovery, it’s vital to explore these options while you have the opportunity. The negligent party should be held responsible for their actions, and their insurer (if applicable) should face the obligation to pay out your claim.
Experience: The Defining Factory Among Attorneys
In choosing representation for your case, it is critical to rely on a provider that understands the “ins and outs” of injury law — experience matters for several reasons. The law can hide a surprising degree of nuance and understanding how to ensure it works in your favor is a skill that becomes more sharply honed over time. Not only that, but there will also be challenges from the defendant’s counsel to consider as well. These are not efforts you should trouble yourself with during critical periods in your recovery. Instead, entrusting your case to a knowledgeable legal team is your best option.
At Corradino & Papa, we understand the challenging situation in which you find yourself, and we desire to help you create the best possible conditions for your future. Look at (our legal professionals), and it won’t take you long to see that there is a wealth of experience and understanding on tap here. Together, we can ensure that you receive the fair outcome you deserve.
Seek a Path Towards Improving Your Life with Qualified Legal Help
Though catastrophic injuries often come with lifelong effects, you (or your family) should not have to face those effects without a sense of security. Instead of mountains of medical debt, the Corradino & Papa team believes you should be able to live more comfortably, without the stress of trying to make ends meet following a disabling accident. With years of experience and an expansive team ready to go to work on your case, we hope to be your first call when you’re prepared to pursue damages.
Let’s plan your next move together. Call us today at 973.574.1200, or contact us online, and arrange for a free consultation now.
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