What type of Compensation Can I get in a Catastrophic Injury Accident?

Sep 02, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals there are approximately 24.8 million physician office visits and 97.9 million emergency room visits annually for personal injuries. If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of someone’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Catastrophic injury compensation claims are typically complex and may require a high level of expertise to navigate the many legal issues. Before you file a claim, it is imperative to speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to know the possible awards to expect from your case. The experienced personal injury lawyers from Levitsky Law Firm will fight for every dollar of compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case with our personal injury lawyer Brooklyn NY.

Types of compensation from a catastrophic injury accident

The damages incurred from catastrophic injuries are often higher than the standard personal injury. Generally, there are three types of damages to expect from a catastrophic injury accident:

Economic damages 

Economic damages are compensation for verifiable monetary losses you incur from an accident. These damages are typically tied to particular monetary values such as past receipts or future estimates. Economic damages include:

  • Past and future medical care expenses
  • Ambulance costs
  • Emergency medical care
  • Doctor visits
  • Past and future lost incomes

Non-economic damages

Non-economic damages are compensation for non-monetary losses. Non-economic damages are generally not easily calculated. These include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement or dismemberment
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

Punitive damages

These are damages awarded for the purpose of punishing the defendant who caused the accident. These damages help deter intentional or reckless behavior motivated by malice and are awarded if the court establishes the defendant’s actions were intentional.

Levitsky Law Firm can help you recover damages

Personal injury claims related to catastrophic injuries are generally highly complex. Victims of these accidents usually incur life-long injuries that require ongoing treatment and care. Hiring a Brooklyn injury catastrophic injury lawyer from Levitsky Law Firm can give you the confidence that you will have all the financial resources you need to overcome the challenges caused by your injury.

We have helped thousands of victims of catastrophic injuries in Brooklyn, NY, get the compensation they deserve for their losses. Our lawyers will handle all the specifics of your case on your behalf while you focus on your recovery process. Call us at any time, 24/7, to schedule a free case review with an experienced Brooklyn accident attorney. .