Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Rochester New York
Serious Injuries Require a Serious Law Firm.
If you’ve been badly injured in any type of accident, you should consult with a catastrophic injury lawyer Rochester, NY who can help you through every stage of the legal process. There’s no doubt, injuries hurt. They physically can take a toll, emotionally drain you and economically cripple you. The lawyers at Brown, LLC (formerly JTB Law Group, LLC) are led by a former FBI Special Agent and are there for you the accident victim in your time of need. However, they only handle cases involving catastrophic injuries so its important to understand what cases qualify as catastrophic and if you’re still uncertain after reading this, you’re always welcome to call for a free, confidential accident consultation.
There are many different types of injuries that qualify as catastrophic that include, but are not limited to breaks of bones, amputations, fractures, head trauma, internal organ failure, paralysis, paraplegia, blindness and quadriplegia. Of course, the ultimate injury wrongful death as well. Ironically, under the law in New York compensation for some catastrophic injuries for a live person can far exceed the recovery an estate or loved one can receive for a wrongful death, due to issues of quality of life for the injured and a life care plan.
Major injuries can come from a variety of ways. Medical Malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, ride-share accidents, Uber Accidents, Lyft Accidents, slip and falls, train accidents, plane accidents, negligence, torts, intentional torts, FELA, ladder falls, construction accidents and much more. Just because someone is badly injured doesn’t mean that you will automatically have a recovery, you still need to prove your case. New York has some interesting labor laws and some construction accidents and ladder falls will automatically trigger liability and you may just have to prove damages.
Litigation takes time. You need to know when to fight and when to settle. One of the most challenging facets of a personal injury case is taking the time to educate people who only have to go through it once regarding the virtues of fight or flight and the wisdom in knowing what do and why. A big personal injury verdict that you may read in the news like the hundred-million-dollar verdict for a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of her use of talcum powder, is a case that is the exception rather than the rule. Plus, the appellate court, if not the trial court generally remits or lowers the amount the jury may award.
One of the most common questions personal injury lawyers are asked is, “How much is my case worth?” Experienced catastrophic injury law firms will use a variety of tools to try and provide that answer although there’s never any guarantees. Generally, our firm evaluates the injury first and determines with other similar cases and verdicts how much was awarded and why.
Let’s say a case in which there was a very bad truck accident resulted in the loss of an eye with the trucker causing 100% of the accident settles consistently for $3 million dollars and instead the case involves an Uber accident in which there is a question as to who was at fault.
Generally, assuming there’s a 50/50 chance on finding the Uber driver at fault, the case would have a $1.5 million dollar settlement value, which would exceed the insurance coverage so in reality the case may settle for just the entire ride-share policy which may be just a couple hundred thousand dollars. There’s an old saying you can’t get blood from a stone, and most people don’t have the money to pay a judgment in excess of the insurance policy so, in that case, a lot of times you are engaging in the law of diminishing returns by litigating. Valuation of an injury case is an art and a science, and every case has its own twists and turns.
If you’ve endured a serious injury, you need to see your medical professional first, but you need to look for an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible since the other side is often working to thwart your case and the insurance companies may try to take a statement that could derail your case. You should call a catastrophic injury lawyer Rochester, NY to understand your rights and shepherd you through the legal process in your time of need.