Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in NYC and Long Island

New York attorneys fight to win fair compensation for serious injuries

A catastrophic injury is a severe trauma that drastically alters a person's life and causes them enormous financial burdens. If you or a family member has suffered such harm, the hardworking and aggressive attorneys at Rich & Rich, P.C. are ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Based in midtown Manhattan, we have won millions of dollars for catastrophically injured people throughout New York City and its suburbs.

What is a catastrophic injury?

An injury is catastrophic when it causes a long-term or permanent disability, impairment or disfigurement, requiring extensive medical care. Such injuries often cause severe pain and suffering and disrupt the victim’s lifestyle and ability to earn a living. Examples of such injuries are:

  • Death
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Severe spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns
  • Significant disfigurement and scarring

If you suffer any of these injuries as a result of another person’s fault, you deserve to be fully compensated for all resulting expenses. Our experienced and dedicated attorneys fully investigate the severity of your catastrophic injuries and their effects on your life.

What causes catastrophic injuries?

Catastrophic injuries may occur in a number of different types of accidents, such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Medical malpractice

Often, these accidents are caused, in whole or in part, by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, which may occur in operating vehicles or equipment, in performing medical procedures, in designing, constructing or maintaining real property or through any number of other actions or failures to act. As your attorneys, we identify the cause of your accident and whose negligence or recklessness might have contributed to it, even if the cause is not direct.

How can catastrophic injury impact your life?

If you or a loved one sustains a catastrophic injury, it can have devastating effects. Among the many problems such injuries can cause are:

  • Permanent disability or paralysis
  • Chronic pain and suffering
  • Loss of your independence and enjoyment of life
  • Psychological trauma and emotional distress
  • Loss of income and earning capacity

The resulting long-term costs can be overwhelming. A victim may require extensive medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation; home health care; specially modified vehicles; assistive technology such as wheelchairs and prosthetic devices; and home modifications such as ramps and stair climbing devices.

To obtain the just compensation you need and deserve for exceptional expenses that may not be covered by insurance, it is important to seek out legal representation from a personal injury law firm experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases. 

Contact a New York City catastrophic injury lawyer for a free consultation

Rich & Rich, P.C. represents catastrophic injury victims throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our midtown Manhattan office is located at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1802. Our Long Island office is located at 277 Willis Avenue, 1st Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY. Please call 212-406-0440 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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New York City Office

1430 Broadway,
Suite 1802,
New York, New York 10018

Roslyn Heights Office

277 Willis Avenue,
1st Floor,
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577