When A Catastrophic Personal Injury Is Life-Altering
Not all personal injuries fall in the same category. A mild injury may require no medical treatment at all. A moderately serious injury may require medical intervention such as surgery or a cast for a broken arm or leg. A more serious injury may result in lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation.
A catastrophic injury, on the other hand, may be described as life-changing. In addition to requiring treatments for a serious injury, a catastrophic injury will result in long-term or permanent disabilities.
At the Manhattan-based personal injury firm of Greenberg Law P.C., we have been privileged to help many people who had suffered from brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries at construction sites and other jobs and in their daily lives in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We are a family-run law firm, and we typically grow to consider our clients with catastrophic injuries and their loved ones as part of our own family.
Examples Of Catastrophic Injuries And Their Impact
We have witnessed great courage among our clients who had suffered injuries and their consequences such as the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): The injured person may be in a coma, may be unable to work, may have a personality change and may have lingering difficulties long after other people have forgotten about their injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI): People recovering from SCIs often deal with paralysis, nerve pain, complications such as urinary tract infections, and a need for special equipment and daily help from personal care assistants (PCAs).
- Amputations: Amputees often cope with phantom pain for a long time. They may need prostheses – and periodic replacements – as well as long-term psychological, physical and occupational therapy.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): An invisible injury, PTSD can be disabling. People recovering from dog bites, burn injuries and serious motor vehicle accidents often need ongoing support to improve from the lingering effects of PTSD, including depression and anxiety.
- Loss of hearing, vision or any major bodily function: Emotional pain can be as severe as physical pain and practical repercussions of losing one’s hearing, eyesight, bladder control, sexual function or the ability to taste and/or smell after a serious injury.
We Are Ready To Pursue The Compensation That You Need
The financial outcome of a catastrophic injury case may have a great impact on your quality of life. At Greenberg Law P.C., we offer compassionate personal attention and aggressive advocacy with the goal of bringing new hope to injured people and their families through strong settlements and verdicts.