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Catastrophic injuries can result from a variety of accidents on the road, the workplace, construction sites, on someone else’s property, or even in your own home as a result of defective products. Serious injuries such as brain damage, amputation, or severe burns can significantly affect your lifestyle and require years or decades of medical care to recover. In many cases, full recovery may not be possible. These types of injuries can cause tremendous emotional and financial burdens long after an accident, including the potential for years of lost income due to disability.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury at the workplace or as a result of someone else’s negligence, you need a dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer on your side. At the Law Firm of Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C., our catastrophic injury attorneys have years of experience fighting to maximize recovery for our clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury. We will investigate your claim, gather and analyze medical data and other evidence, and ensure that insurance companies, employers, and negligent parties are held to task for the damages you have suffered.
Car accidents, slip-and-falls, and flying construction equipment are just a few of the ways in which you can suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI refers to brain injuries caused by a traumatic impact, ranging from a bump on the head to a skull fracture. If you have been in any collision involving head trauma, look out for symptoms of TBI including loss of consciousness, dizziness, partial paralysis or numbness, confusion, headache, slurred speech, or any other signs of cognitive impairment. TBIs can lead to long-term or even permanent disability including loss of sensory perception (smell, hearing, sight), difficulties in communicating, cognitive issues involving memory or reasoning, or, in the most severe cases, comas or persistent vegetative states. Our dedicated New York catastrophic injury attorneys are available to answer your questions about brain injuries.
Spinal cord injuries arise when a person’s spine is damaged as a result of a traumatic impact. They are extremely common in motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash, for example, often occurs in rear-end collisions, even if the crash involved speeds as low as 5 to 10 miles per hour. Even a low-speed collision can result in overextension of the neck or spine, pinched or damaged nerves, and symptoms including chronic headaches and loss of range of motion in your neck or shoulders. In more severe cases, spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis in one or more limbs temporarily or even permanently. If you may have suffered a spinal cord injury, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention to diagnose any problems and get treatment before any latent injury can be made worse through inaction. A personal injury lawyer can help you recover from negligent parties or insurance companies to ensure that you are not left dealing with skyrocketing medical bills resulting from spinal cord injuries. You can find answers to many of the questions we commonly receive from clients about spinal cord injuries here,
Burns can result from chemical spills, fires, traffic accidents, factory incidents, electrical burns, explosions, or other exposure to red-hot materials or open flames. Burns range from first-degree, where only the outer layer is damaged, to third-degree, where the underlying tissue and nerves are affected. Severe burns can result in scarring and permanent disfigurement, nerve damage, and temporary or permanent disabilities. Recovery may require skin grafts or other complicated surgeries, and full functional recovery may not be possible. Burn injuries can be some of the most physically painful and emotionally upsetting personal injuries. If you have been severely burned, it is vital that you get the legal help necessary to hold negligent or reckless parties responsible for the harm you have suffered, including associated emotional trauma.
Amputation refers to injuries in which the injured party loses a limb, whether as a direct result of an accident or as a necessary measure during medical treatment following an accident. Amputation injuries can occur as a result of a serious car, truck, motorcycle, or bus accident, or due to defective machinery at work or home. Losing a limb by definition is a permanent injury that will affect your lifestyle and potentially your ability to work, in addition to enormous medical costs associated with surgeries, recovery, and prosthetics.
Fractures are broken bones, and they can range from single, shallow cracks to displaced bones broken into two or more pieces. Fractures commonly occur as a result of car accidents, construction site incidents, or slip-and-falls. Fractures can involve open (compound) or closed (simple) wounds. Depending on the severity of the break, recovery may include anything from a splint to invasive surgery. Skull fractures can be particularly dangerous, especially if traumatic brain injury results. Fractures to the neck or vertebrae can lead to a diminished range of motion and mobility and, as discussed above, can involve spinal cord injury causing permanent paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Nerve damage, even outside of the spinal cord, can have a severe and lasting effect on your functionality and life enjoyment. Peripheral nerve injury refers to damage to nerves that only affect specific muscles associated with those nerves. Such nerve damage will likely not involve paraplegia or quadriplegia, but can nevertheless create numbness, loss of functionality, and possible paralysis of a particular muscle or limb. Nerve damage can also create temporary or chronic pain long after an accident. Damage to your autonomic nervous system, moreover, can affect your body’s ability to perform routine functions such as heart rate and blood pressure, which can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening. Nerve damage can occur when you suffer from a compound fracture or deep cut in a traffic accident or workplace injury, as a result of medical malpractice, or due to product defect in the home.
When a serious injury leaves you with a permanent injury or disability, it may be helpful or necessary to develop a life care plan to plan out how you and your loved ones will deal with your medical care, loss of income, and other associated issues. A compassionate life care planning attorney can help you put together a life care plan tailored to your circumstances to ease the burden on you and your family following a catastrophic injury.
Catastrophic injuries can create massive financial, emotional, and lifestyle burdens for years after an accident. If you have suffered a serious injury in a traffic accident, construction accident, or otherwise as a result of someone else’s negligence, reach out to a seasoned and effective personal injury attorney to maximize your potential recovery. A dedicated catastrophic injury attorney can help you investigate your claim, identify the responsible parties, collect from your insurance or workers’ compensation where possible, and recover from the parties who harmed you. You should not be left with the bill if someone else caused your catastrophic injury. Your New York personal injury lawyer can ensure that your rights are protected. For an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer, contact the Law Firm of Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. today.