Catastrophic Injury Attorney with Offices in Morristown and Newton
Representing Clients across Netcong, Dover, Hanover, Hopatcong, Morristown, Newton, Mt. Olive, Parsippany, Morris County, and Sussex County
Some accidents can result in relatively minor injuries like cuts, bruises, and sprains. And while you may wish to seek personal injury compensation for these kinds of injuries, if you or a loved one has suffered a more serious injury or even a catastrophic injury such as a brain injury, spinal cord damage, severe burns, paralysis, or a permanent disability, it is critical that you recover financial compensation.
These types of serious injuries can result in long-term loss of income, medical expenses for treatment and rehabilitation, and a loss of ability to enjoy your life with your family or doing other activities which you once enjoyed. The goal of any personal injury lawsuit is to recover compensation for exactly these kinds of damages, however it is highly recommended that you work with our experienced Morris County and Sussex County personal injury law firm in order to make sure you recover compensation which accurately meets your financial damages.
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we have extensive experience working with catastrophic injury victims and their families, and recovering full and fair compensation through personal injury claims of all kinds in towns across Morris County and Sussex County, including Newton, Netcong, Mt. Olive, Hopatcong, Rockaway, Parsippany, Hanover, Morristown, and more. We understand that no amount of money can ever truly cover the cost of a catastrophic injury in a family, but we will fight for you and your family’s financial security and future all the same, and represent your best interests to insurance companies and in a court of law.
Common Catastrophic Injuries and Potential Causes in Sussex County
Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries can happen almost anytime, for any reason. However, when one occurs as a result of another person or party’s reckless or negligent actions, the injury victim and their family may be able to recover compensation for the damages such a serious injury has caused to their lives.
When it comes to serious injury or catastrophic injury personal injury claims, our firm most commonly sees and resolves claims related to:
- Brain Injuries – One of the most potentially life-impacting and dangerous types of injuries, brain injuries typically result from violent collisions such as in a car accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, or some other kind of motor vehicle accident.
- Spinal Cord Injury – Similar to brain injuries, spinal cord injuries are often the result of violent motor vehicle accidents, but can also easily occur due to things like slip and falls, ladder or scaffolding accidents, and other types of construction accidents involving heavy machinery.
- Severe Burns – Third degree burns can often result in scarring and disfigurement, and even serious emotional trauma, and are commonly caused by dangerous or poorly maintained properties with exposed electrical wiring or faulty fire detection devices.
Our firm also represents accident victims who have suffered from paralysis or some other kind of permanent disability.
Netcong Injury Lawyer Helps Recover Compensation for Long-Term Medical Expenses and Lost Income
When it comes to serious injuries and personal injury claims for damages, one of the most critical aspects of your County catastrophic injury claim will be accurately valuing the full extent of the damages you have your family have suffered.
Injuries to the spine, brain injuries, and permanent disabilities can all result in long-term medical expenses, potentially even for the rest of the victim’s life. Additionally, victims of these kinds of injuries may be unable to return to their previous line of work or even unable to work at all, resulting in a lifetime of theoretical financial losses.
While these long-term damages can certainly be compensated through a personal injury claim, they will need to be accurately valued first, and that same value later proven to the insurance company and potentially in a courtroom as well. This valuation of future damages will almost certainly require the services of experts in relevant medical fields, and consulting with financial planners and accountants as well.
By working with an experienced Netcong catastrophic injury lawyer, you can rest assured that your attorney will already know consultants and experts in all of these areas whom you can trust for honest and accurate assessments and testimony in your personal injury matter.
What Other Forms of Compensation Can Be Recovered in a Morris County Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit?
Beyond present and projected-future medical expenses and lost income, a Morris County or Sussex County catastrophic injury claim will also seek to recover compensation for damages which are quite a bit more difficult to “put a number on”. For example, if you used to enjoy playing golf on weekends, but your injuries now prevent you from enjoying this same activity, this “loss of enjoyment of life” is something for which damages can be sought.
These pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages include things like:
- Physical trauma such as persistent pain, aches, discomfort, etc.
- Emotional trauma such as stress, anger, despair, shame, etc.
- Loss of ability to contribute to household activities such as taking care of children, cooking, cleaning, and performing upkeep and maintenance
- Expenses incurred as a result of having to remodel your home or vehicle to account for your injuries
Of course, valuing these kinds of damages is much more difficult than simply working with a financial consultant and doing some complicated mathematics. Pain and suffering damages, as they are generally referred to, often depend upon the seriousness of the injuries suffered, and your Morris County catastrophic injury attorney’s ability to listen to what you have to say regarding your situation, and then take those sentiments and feelings and express them to the insurance company in a way which secures you full and fair compensation.
Contact A Dover, NJ Serious and Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today
Attorney Michael Burakoff has more than 35 years of personal injury trial and negotiation experience, and has fought for medical expense, lost income, and pain and suffering personal injury compensation for the victims of serious and catastrophic injuries in towns across Morris County and Sussex County, including Newton, Netcong, Dover, Hopatcong, Mt. Olive, Rockaway, Hanover, Parsippany, and Morristown.
Our firm believes in working closely not only with our clients, but with their families as well. We understand just how much a serious injury can change you and your family’s lives, and the very real and pressing concerns you probably have regarding how you will pay for your medical treatment, and potentially even for how you will pay for everyday expenses as well if you or a loved one is unable to work due to their injuries.
To speak with Michael Burakoff and our legal team today in a free and confidential consultation regarding any kind of accident injury caused by another person or party, your options for securing a personal injury recovery, and how exactly we can help you and your family to do so, please contact us online, or through either our Morristown office or our Newton office at (973) 520-0525.