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 wellbeing 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?


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.

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 to see 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.


Schedule a free consultation with Basch & Keegan LLP today.


 

The Opinions that matter Most

Serious injuries require genuine representation
  • This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!

    “Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”

  • I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!

    “Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”

  • Derek was extremely helpful and informative through every step of the way.

    “Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”

  • Your first mistake would be not to call Basch & Keegan because they truly are the very best in every way.

    “All of the attorneys treated me like family which is very important when you are injured. Derek Spada has become my personal friend and holds a special place in my heart forever.”

What sets us apart?

  • Win the Fight

    Basch & Keegan LLP is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been trusted by clients and colleagues across Upstate New York since 1987. Our Kingston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience and have fought for over 10,000 victims during our time in practice.

  • When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. From explaining your rights, options, and what to expect with the personal injury claim process to working your case on contingency and connecting you with medical professionals who work on liens, we go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

  • Get Results

    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.

  • Regardless of Who You Ask

    We place an emphasis on personal attention, cultivate close-working relationships, and provide step-by-step support. 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.

  • The Community

    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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