New Jersey Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating for Victims Across New Jersey
When you are seriously injured, your life is immediately, and often, irreparably damaged. Physically painful, financially crippling, and emotionally devastating–injuries can impact every facet of your life. Although many types of injuries may cause these debilitating effects, the law delineates a separate classification for “catastrophic injuries,” applicable under specific circumstances. Defined by law, a catastrophic injury means “an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” These injuries can range from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, to loss of limbs, paralysis, and severe burns. The causes of catastrophic injuries are similarly variable, occurring as a result of medical malpractice, car and motorcycle accidents, workplace incidents, defective products, and many more. However, the common thread among these injuries as it relates to the law is the involvement of a negligent party. When an individual, company, organization, or another group contributes to your catastrophic injury through some form of negligence, the law provides a mechanism through which to hold these parties accountable and obtain just compensation.
At Fronzuto Law Group, our seasoned personal injury attorneys have successfully represented countless victims and their families across New Jersey, including those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. For example, we recently obtained $14,500,000 on behalf of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury and permanent disability as a result of a defective aluminum youth baseball bat. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, it will likely require extensive investigation, expert evaluations, medical assessments, and aggressive advocacy both inside and outside of the court room. With over 75 years of combined experience and millions in successful verdicts and settlements behind us, our personal injury team is thoroughly prepared to walk you through the complex and often contentious road ahead. If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury and you suspect that someone’s negligence may have played a role, contact our offices anytime at (973)-435-4551 or contact our firm online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Catastrophic Injuries: The Basics
Catastrophic injuries significantly impair, if not entirely destroy, physical or mental functions of the body. Due to the extent of the victim’s injuries, they are the most costly for the sufferer in terms of quality of life, for the victim’s family due to the increased burden of care, and for their finances because catastrophic injury victims often require long-term or life-long medical treatment and assistance. As mentioned previously, the victim is also prevented from working for a long period of time, if not permanently, due to their disability, which deprives the victim and their family of this form of income. Of course, the unimaginable pain and suffering caused by catastrophic injuries cannot be understated.
In terms of the causes of catastrophic injuries, there are many. However, common causes of these injuries include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Construction and other Workplace Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries
There are a vast array of injuries that meet the criteria for “catastrophic,” many of which involve significant impairments of the central nervous system. Due to the interconnected nature of the body, damage to the central nervous system often spells severe consequences for associated bodily functions, including movement, sensation, reasoning and cognition, respiration, the urinary or gastrointestinal systems, reflexes, hearing, vision, and communication. Catastrophic injuries may also involve the loss of extremities, severe burns, or other events that result in permanent disfigurement.
The following is a collection of some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Amputation and loss of limbs
- Hearing loss or deafness
- Visual impairments or blindness
- Broken bones
Obtaining Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injury in New Jersey
When we take on a catastrophic injury case, it is our primary purpose to obtain maximum compensation for the victim and their family, including: current and future medical expenses, physical therapy and rehabilitative treatment, lost income during recovery, loss of future income due to disability, cost of continued care and necessary accommodations, and pain and suffering. We enlist leading experts in relevant fields to evaluate medical findings, earning potential, and contributory negligence to construct the most compelling claim for damages.
Contact our New Jersey Traumatic Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
At Fronzuto Law Group, we purposefully limit our caseload in order to provide concentrated and comprehensive support and guidance to our clients. To discuss the circumstances of your case free of charge, contact our offices at 973-435-4551 or toll free at 888-409-0816. One of our highly knowledgeable attorneys will be happy to answer all of your questions and to discuss your available legal options.