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What Are Catastrophic Injuries in New York?

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There are a number of ways that catastrophic injuries can occur. If you or a loved one has faced these consequences as a result of another’s negligence, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled New York City & Westchester County personal injury attorney. Our legal team is on your side.

What is a catastrophic injury?

An injury is generally categorized as “catastrophic” when it occurs suddenly and without warning and leaves the victim with life-changing results and long-term consequences. Even though most people generally look at spinal cord injuries involving paralysis as the most common type of catastrophic injury, there are several different kinds of catastrophic injury and many potential causes.

What are examples of these injuries?

There are a number of different kinds of injuries that are categorized as catastrophic, including the following:

  • Birth Injury
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Loss of hearing or sight
  • Eye injury
  • Facial injury
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological damage
  • Crush injury
  • The causes for a variety of catastrophic injuries are also seemingly limitless.

Often, car accidents can result in severe catastrophic injuries. Specifically, collisions with semi-trucks and big rigs can be particularly devastating. Boating accidents, backyard trampoline accidents, and workplace accidents can also induce catastrophic injuries. To learn more about these accidents and how they occur, read on.

How do catastrophic injuries occur?

There are many ways that catastrophic injuries happen. Our firm has represented clients who have been involved in the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • On-the-job accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Trampoline accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Horseback riding accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Violent crime
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Jet ski accidents

Can I pursue legal action for catastrophic injuries?

Catastrophic injuries aren’t easy to recover from, as you don’t typically improve. In most cases, victims and their families live with the consequences of a destructive injury, day in and day out for the rest of their lives. When somebody else’s negligence, carelessness, or willful misconduct contributes to another person’s catastrophic injury, it is time to speak with a skilled attorney. At the Baez Legal Group, our legal team is committed to ensuring that you obtain the compensation you need to move forward.

Our skilled team can help you to decide just how much compensation you need to protect the lifelong expenses and damages concerned with your catastrophic injury. Our legal team has the background and experience required to ensure that you obtain the justice you deserve.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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