NYC Serious Injury Lawyer
The aftermath of a serious injury won’t just hurt you physically and emotionally, it will also put your finances at risk. Make certain your settlement will fully cover all of your current and future needs by retaining the services of an NYC serious injury lawyer.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, you need the help of an NYC serious injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.
An injury of this magnitude will require long-term medical care and typically makes it difficult to continue to work or engage in normal daily activities. Having your quality of life decreased to such a degree makes it critical that you receive the legal help that will enable you to recover financial damages.
Accidents and Catastrophic Injuries
A serious injury can occur in virtually any type of accident. Listed below are just a few of the more common causes:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Construction accidents
- And more
Types of Serious Injuries
Every NYC serious injury lawyer in our office has experience handling cases involving a wide variety of injury types. No matter the exact nature of your injury, we’ll be able to help you seek fair and full compensation for what you’ve endured.
- Limb Amputation – Losing a limb will lead to a long-term disability and force dramatic changes in your lifestyle.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – Often going undiagnosed, a traumatic brain injury can cause emotional, mental, and physical distress.
- Spine Injuries – Debilitating pain and reduced mobility are both hallmarks of severe spinal injuries and may prevent you from working.
- Broken Bones – Fractures and breaks requiring major surgeries can also require a long recovery time.
- Loss of Vision – Losing your sense of sight will result in a complete lifestyle change and may make it impossible to work, thereby creating long-term expenses.
Paying for Medical Bills After a Serious Injury
Paying for medical care can become difficult when you have suffered a catastrophic injury. The cost of diagnostic tests, ongoing treatment, procedures, and surgeries may all be more than what your health insurance or auto insurance policy will pay for.
This creates a situation where you need to work with an NYC serious injury lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit. Receiving financial compensation will ensure that you can continue to receive the medical care your recovery requires.
Disabilities and Long-Term Care
One of the mistakes accident victims often make is settling their case too quickly. This is especially true if you have suffered a serious injury because it may not be immediately clear how long it will take you to recover or what the full impact of your injury will be.
For example, if you are unable to return to work, your family could suffer long-term financial losses. However, if you settle your case right away, you may be unaware that you will not be able to fully recover. A catastrophic injury can often lead to a long-term disability, and sometimes it is best to wait to settle until we know whether you will recover in full or be permanently disabled.
Your NYC serious injury lawyer will speak with your healthcare providers to determine what your long-term prognosis is and then gather evidence to prove it. If you are disabled, we will seek compensation for long-term wage loss, medical care, and the impact of the disability on your lifestyle.
Maximizing Your Injury Compensation
When determining the value of your claim, we will ask you questions about the expenses you have incurred and any noneconomic damages you have suffered due to the accident. This may include any of the following that apply to your situation:
- Cost of hiring a caregiver
- Transportation expenses or the cost of a special vehicle
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Therapy to deal with the emotional impact
- Funds to retrofit your home
- Medical devices and home medical equipment
- Medications and supplements
- Alternative treatments and therapies
- Lost wages and income
- And more
Proving Fault for a Serious Injury
To successfully file a personal injury lawsuit, we must prove that someone else was responsible for your accident and injuries. Even if you were partially responsible for what happened, you can still receive a financial award if we can demonstrate that they were more negligent for the accident than you were.
Proving fault is not always easy, which is why you need an NYC serious injury lawyer. Once retained, we can begin to gather evidence demonstrating the negligence of the other party. This often requires reviewing accident reports, photographic evidence and videos, speaking with eyewitnesses, examining the accident scene, and similar tasks.
You should expect the other party to attempt to prove that they were not at fault. They may even point blame in your direction. This makes it critical that you not speak with the other party’s insurance company without the help of your attorney.
Get Help from an NYC Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
After suffering a catastrophic injury, your next steps are critical. You need to receive immediate medical care first, but then you need to contact an attorney. We encourage you to call an NYC serious injury lawyer from our office because we have experience handling these types of cases.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, all of our clients are represented by a named partner, further increasing their chances of success. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, use the form below or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).