Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P.

Brooklyn Catastrophic Injury

Irrespective of how careful you are as an individual there are some circumstances, catastrophic accidents in this particular case, for which there seems to be no foreseeable way of avoiding them since they are a result of another’s negligence and not one’s own. Consequently, in you have been injured in a catastrophic accident you may be able to receive compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages that you have sustained. A catastrophic injury can be loosely understood as one that is irreversible and has had a profound impact on the lives of the victim and his or her family. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our attorneys have over five decades of experience in personal injury law, particularly catastrophic accidents litigation. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our Brooklyn catastrophic injury attorneys use their experience and expertise to secure favorable results for our clients.

Have you recently suffered an injury in a catastrophic accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free, no-obligation, review of your legal options give us a call at 212.406.1700 or contact us online. We'd love to hear from you.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Accidents

Catastrophic injuries can occur for a number of reasons. Some of the more common causes of these types of injuries are construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, auto accidents, brain injury, dangerous productions, amputation, burns or scarring or exposure to dangerous circumstances unknowingly. Our firm has dealt with numerous catastrophic injury cases, including, but not limited to, amputation injuries, finger injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, eye injuries and blindness, leg injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, arm injuries, elbow injuries, injuries to children and defective products.

Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

An instance’s negligence can often permanently alter an individual’s physical, mental and psychological state. Survivors of catastrophic accidents can suffer from multiple illnesses, such as respiratory or circulatory problems, loss of physical or mental capabilities as well as skin ailments. Injuries suffered in these accidents can also impact a person’s skeletal, neurological and cognitive constitution. Injuries resulting from catastrophic accidents may also require individuals to undergo intensive and prolonged medical treatments throughout their respective lifetimes. Such medical treatments can be costly and at times won't be coverable by the victim's insurance.

Consequences of Filing a Lawsuit against the Responsible Party

In the case that you have sustained damages from the accident, either economic or noneconomic, you might be eligible to claim compensation in the amount of your damages. In order to do so, it is imperative to prove that the responsible party acted negligently. For negligence to be proven the individual in question must have violated their duty of care, which is defined as their legal obligation to proceed with caution when carrying out activities that could potentially be harmful to others. Additionally, the victim must be able to show that said negligence was directly responsible for their subsequent accident and injury.

In the case that you meet all the aforementioned criteria and thus, have a valid lawsuit, we will pursue the matter on your behalf. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will retain financial and medical experts to determine the true extent of your damages. We will take it upon ourselves to proceed with the entire discovery process. There are essentially two possible positive outcomes of a lawsuit: You might either decide to settle the case if the responsible party is offering enough, or the case is taken to trial at which point a judge or jury will decide the verdict. Any monetary compensation that you receive will strive to cover any medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income and pain and suffering sustained. In a wrongful death case, the family of the victim may also sue for funeral costs and loss of consortium.

How Can Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Help You?

At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool we have over fifty years of experience in the field of catastrophic accidents and personal injury law. In order for your lawsuit to be successful it is imperative that you retain a skilled and experienced attorney. Our law firm will proceed with the discovery process, that is investigating the circumstances of the event in question and all details surrounding it. We will seek to investigate whether the responsible party could have taken any actions to prevent your injury or if the responsible party could have reasonably foreseen the occurrence of the injury. Additionally, we will retain numerous experts such as private investigators, financial and medical experts and jury consultants to corroborate your claim.

Contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool immediately in order to avoid any conflict with the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is legislation in New York State which specifies the maximum amount of time an injured victim has to bring forth a claim against the responsible party. After this time has elapsed, the individual is forever barred from filing a lawsuit on the matter. Because the time period varies from case to case it is imperative that you call our office today at 212.406.1700 to discuss your legal options.

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