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Catastrophic Injury

Why Are Catastrophic Injury Cases Often Settled Out of Court?

Personal injury cases are designed to compensate people for their injuries. In a best-case scenario, an injury can be immediately paid for, and everyone can move on. There are times, however, when the injury is so severe that someone will need financial benefits for a long time, maybe for the rest of their life. Such injuries are often classified as…

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What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

The severity and long-term effects of an injury can make it catastrophic. In federal law (34 USC 10284), a catastrophic injury is “an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” In plain terms, a catastrophic injury takes away your ability to work. Examples of catastrophic injuries include: Spinal cord injuries…

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Cognitive Difficulties After a Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain injury is painful and, additionally, it can also cause cognitive issues that make it difficult for a survivor to think, process information, or remember important events. If you were in an accident that resulted in a severe brain injury due to someone’s negligence, you need to seek immediate medical attention and then begin the process of filing a…

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Catastrophic Injuries in Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents frequently result in severe and catastrophic injuries that often require long-term or even lifelong medical care and treatment. Given the nature of these injuries, it is particularly crucial to hire experienced legal representation to ensure the responsible party is held liable. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC in Oneonta, our catastrophic injury team will provide the skilled legal…

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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are considered catastrophic due to the lasting impact they can have on a person’s life. While some causes of spinal cord injuries are unavoidable, the vast majority are actually preventable. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, more than 80% of spinal cord injury victims are men. This is due…

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The Most Common Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, but these types of injuries are generally treated differently and exact much larger damages due to their severe and often permanent nature. It is not uncommon for a catastrophic injury victim to face years of rehabilitation and intensive medical treatment. In some cases, one might even require lifelong medical assistance…

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The Difference Between Catastrophic Injuries and Personal Injuries

When a person sustains injuries as a result of another party’s negligent actions, he or she has the right to pursue fair and just compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Of course, no two cases are exactly alike, so the damages one recovers can potentially differ greatly. If an injury is particularly severe, it might even be considered a…

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Can Brain Injuries Be Caused by Chemical Exposure?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.5 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year in the United States alone. Many of these brain injuries are caused by some severe physical traumas, such as a hard fall or a car accident. However, many people don’t realize chemical exposure could also pose a similar risk.…

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