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What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Personal Injury AttorneyCommon Types of Catastrophic Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you should consult an experienced catastrophic injury attorney to make sure you get the full extent of damages that you deserve.

There are many injuries that may qualify as catastrophic. While symptoms of some catastrophic injuries may instantly surface, other traumatic injuries may be asymptomatic for days, weeks, or months following the initial accident.

Below are examples of common types of catastrophic injuries caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another individual or party:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Birth injuries, such as Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, and Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Burn Injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Internal organ damage

Any of the above types of catastrophic injuries could result in death. In fact, most catastrophic injuries are considered fatal because the victim’s life span significantly decreases as a result of the injury.

Getting the Compensation That You Deserve

Regardless of what type of catastrophic injury you sustained, if you believe another party is at fault, you should contact an attorney to review your claim and help you protect your legal rights.

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The road to recovery for catastrophic injuries can be long and expensive. Your attorney can help you get the compensation that you deserve, including:

  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering

Call Us Today

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York catastrophic injury attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 800.529.9997.

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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.