Catastrophic Injuries Require A Prompt Legal Response

When an accident causes severe or catastrophic injuries, it’s important to take action immediately to preserve your claim. When defendants know that somebody is going to require a large amount of compensation, they are likely to try to destroy evidence and fabricate in an attempt to protect their financial interests. This is why it’s important to contact an experienced New York City catastrophic injury attorney

 as soon as possible after any accident or incident that causes serious permanent injuries. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You don’t have to pay until we win.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

42 USC § 3796b defines a catastrophic injury as one that “permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work.” This definition is somewhat old fashioned as state of the art treatment can now restore functionality after many types of extremely debilitating injuries such as loss of a limb or blindness. That said, some types of catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) do cause such severe damage to functionality that a person loses a great deal of their independence as assistance becomes requires for their daily living needs. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You don’t have to pay until we win.

What Needs To Be Done Right Away?

For victims of accidents that cause catastrophic injuries, it’s important to begin an investigation that reveals what caused the accident as soon as possible and that brings in every responsible party. One of the greatest challenges with a catastrophic injury case is finding enough coverage to fully compensate the victim. These are some examples of the types of accidents that are most likely to cause catastrophic injuries:

  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • DUI Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability

It may not be clear what caused the accident immediately after the injuries are sustained, so it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer in NYC that has experienced handling catastrophic injury cases. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You don’t have to pay until we win.

New York City Catastrophic Injury Attorney

When you’re injured in an accident that causes life altering catastrophic injuries, you need an attorney that’s willing to go the extra mile to get you the highest amount of coverage possible. Not every person injury attorney in NYC knows how to handle cases with severe or catastrophic injuries, so it’s important to choose carefully. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You don’t have to pay until we win.

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About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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  1. Nina Timan June 4, 2021 at 1:19 am - Reply

    great article, very informative

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