Catastrophic Injuries

Kingston Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

When Every Cent of Compensation Counts

Were you in a serious accident that left you severely injured? If your injury caused an immediate disability or permanent complications, then it might be considered “catastrophic” in medical and legal definitions.

Regardless of what it is called, a catastrophic injury will have devastating consequences on your well-being and your finances, possibly for the rest of your life.

To seek fair compensation after a catastrophic injury, you need legal counsel that is just as serious. Basch & Keegan LLP is the first name you should call in Kingston for comprehensive representation for your catastrophic injury claim.

We have more than 100 years of collective experience to put to use when working on your claim and more than 10,000 clients who put their similar cases on our desks.

Why else should you trust our law firm with your catastrophic injury claim?

  • Founded in 1987
  • Long history of successful case results
  • Total focus on personal injury claims
  • Award-winning team of lawyers

Don’t lose more time to hesitation. Call (845) 251-4545 and start exploring your legal options after suffering a life-changing injury in the Hudson Valley.

Five Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that causes significant and lasting harm can be considered catastrophic. Five types of catastrophic injuries occur more often than others, though, and it is this group that we focus our legal efforts on the most.

Five of the most commonly reported catastrophic injuries are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Brain damage can be caused by blunt force trauma, oxygen deprivation, chemical exposure, and other sorts of hazards. In every situation, though, a TBI poses a significant health threat that may cause an unpredictable number of symptoms ranging in severity.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Harm to the back or spine can damage the spinal cord, causing immediate and permanent paralysis. The higher the injury occurs along the spinal cord, the greater the extent of the paralysis.
  • Amputations: Particularly violent accidents like a high-speed car accident may cause a total or partial loss of a limb or amputation. Medical malpractice can also cause amputation through egregious surgical errors.
  • Burn injuries: Second- and third-degree burns caused by fires, explosions, electrocution, and caustic chemicals can cause permanent scarring and disabilities, depending on what part of the body is burned.
  • Permanent disfigurement: Someone who is left with permanent disfigurement or significant visible scarring after reaching their maximum medical improvement (MMI) can be considered a catastrophic injury victim.

Understanding the Legal Process for Catastrophic Injury Cases

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it's important to understand the legal process involved in pursuing compensation for your damages. Our Kingston catastrophic injury attorneys at Basch & Keegan LLP are here to guide you every step of the way.

The legal process for catastrophic injury cases typically involves:

  • Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your injury, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to build a strong case.
  • Settlement negotiations: We will negotiate with the responsible party's insurance company to reach a fair settlement that covers your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we will take your case to court and fight for the compensation you deserve.

At every stage of the legal process, we will keep you informed and involved, answering any questions you may have and advocating for your best interests.

Damages That Extend into the Future

Due to the extreme harm caused by a catastrophic injury, the financial damage caused is often far more extensive than most initially realize. Immediate medical care is necessary but so will be future treatments.

The disabilities caused by a catastrophic injury can also prevent you from working for the foreseeable future, dramatically reducing or completely eliminating your income from gainful employment.

With all of these damages in mind, it is clear that calculating the costs of your injury needs to look beyond what has already accrued.

Our Kingston catastrophic injury lawyers know to consider the damages you have not yet experienced but likely will, so our calculations are accurate and fair. It is our goal to conclude your case with a settlement or verdict amount that allows you to rest comfortably for however long you need.

Why Choose Basch & Keegan LLP?

When it comes to catastrophic injury cases, you need a legal team that is experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to fighting for your rights.

At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have a proven track record of success in handling complex personal injury cases in Kingston, NY and the surrounding areas. 

Here's why you should choose us:

  • Extensive experience: Our Kingston catastrophic injury lawyers have years of experience representing clients who have suffered severe injuries. We understand the unique challenges that come with these types of cases and have the knowledge and skills to navigate the legal process effectively.
  • Personalized attention: We believe in providing personalized attention to every client. We will take the time to listen to your story, understand your needs, and develop a legal strategy tailored to your specific situation. You can trust that we will always have your best interests at heart.
  • Proven results: Our firm has a strong track record of securing significant compensation for our clients. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for catastrophic injury victims, helping them rebuild their lives and secure their financial future.
  • Compassionate support: We understand that catastrophic injuries can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. Our team is here to provide the emotional support and guidance you need during this difficult time. We will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.
  • No upfront fees: We believe that everyone should have access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay any upfront fees or costs. We only get paid if we win your case.

Don't wait to seek legal help if you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury. Contact Basch & Keegan LLP today for a free consultation and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.

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  • Here to Help Win the Fight

    Backed by our experience and insight, we’ve become known for taking on the toughest claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, we’re here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

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    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

  • HERE TO HELP When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. We go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

  • HERE TO HELP Regardless of Who You Ask

    We place an emphasis on personal attention. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

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    Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.

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