When an accident occurs that leaves you or a loved one with a catastrophic injury, there are unfortunately no words to utter that can take away your pain. No apologies to offer that will diminish your suffering. But you can hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions and recover financial compensation and for that, we are here to help.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our results-driven catastrophic injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting on behalf of accident victims who sustain paraplegia, tetraplegia, and quadriplegia injuries. Our attorneys draw on in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s accident injury laws and years of experience to provide compassionate, results-driven counsel to you and your loved ones.

Paraplegia, Tetraplegia, and Quadriplegia Injuries May Be Caused By Several Different Types Of Accidents

Catastrophic injury generally refers to injuries that severely injure a person and require ongoing medical treatment, multiple surgeries, and may lead to permanent disability or long-term disfigurement. Paraplegia, a catastrophic injury, is a partial or complete paralysis of the lower half of the body due to a spinal cord injury. Tetraplegia, which is also known as quadriplegia, is a catastrophic injury that results in paralysis of both the upper and lower body. 

Catastrophic injuries such as paraplegia, tetraplegia, and quadriplegia may be caused by several different types of accidents, including any of the following:

When an accident occurs because a person or entity was negligent, careless, or reckless and that accident results in a catastrophic injury such as paraplegia, tetraplegia, or quadriplegia, the injured party is protected under personal injury law. To learn more about the protections provided under personal injury law and how they pertain to your accident, contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.

Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Successfully Recover Full Compensation For New Jersey Catastrophic Injury Victims

When negligence, recklessness, or irresponsible behavior causes an accident and someone is injured as a result, the injured person may file a personal injury claim seeking to recover damages. “Damages” is a term that is used to describe the compensation that an injured person may receive for the losses they sustained as a result of the injury.

In the case of a catastrophic injury, such as paraplegia, tetraplegia, and quadriplegia, the losses sustained are usually significant. The injured person may seek to recover any of the following losses and more:

  • Hospital bills
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Cost of surgical procedures
  • Prescription medication expenses
  • Expenses for rehabilitative treatment
  • Cost of laboratory and diagnostic tests
  • Anticipated future medical expenses as a result of the accident
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of one’s life enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of income  
  • Loss of future earning capacity

Catastrophic injury claims are more complicated than standard personal injury claims. Catastrophic injury claims must be strong to prove the extent of the injuries and successfully recover losses that are so significant. The skilled catastrophic injury lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to recover full compensation for their catastrophic injuries.

Compassionate Personal Injury Lawyers Protect The Rights Of Those Suffering Catastrophic Injuries In Accidents Due To Negligence And Aggressively Fights For Just Compensation

The pain and suffering of a catastrophic injury is only further compounded by the fact that the accident was caused by negligence and, as such, could have been prevented. We understand. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our dedicated personal injury team protects the rights of accident victims and aggressively fights to recover the maximum compensation allowable under the law. 

Our personal injury attorneys have been representing accident victims for more than 120 years combined. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we hold the at-fault parties accountable for their negligent actions, taking on the behemoth insurance companies, businesses, and big-name law firms. And we don’t stop fighting until we win. The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. delivers tangible results that help you to move forward with your life.

Our legal team offers a free case evaluation for accident victims — we answer your questions, explain the catastrophic injury claims process, discuss the compensation you may be entitled to recover for your injuries, and share how we can help. Schedule a free initial consultation with a catastrophic injury attorney at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injuries In New Jersey

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim for a catastrophic injury in New Jersey?

Every state establishes its own legal time limits for filing claims in the civil courts, which are known as “statutes of limitations”. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims — such as a claim for a catastrophic injury — is two years from when the injury occurred. It is important to understand the seriousness of this legal deadline. If a personal injury claim — for a catastrophic injury or another injury — is not filed before the two-year deadline expires, the New Jersey court may refuse to hear your case. If this happens, you will have lost your opportunity to recover damages for your injuries and other losses. If you are unsure of whether you can meet New Jersey’s deadline for filing a personal injury claim, speak to an experienced accident attorney.

How are damages calculated for losses that do not have a precise financial value?

When filing a claim for losses that are the result of a catastrophic injury, some of the losses endured may be immeasurable — such as the loss of one’s quality of life, or emotional and physical pain and suffering. To determine the level of compensation one may be eligible to receive for these immeasurable losses, lawyers, judges, and juries consider various factors and then assign a monetary value to those losses.


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