Kingston Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Victims of Catastrophic Injuries
Basch & Keegan is an injury-only law firm representing accident victims in Kingston and throughout the Hudson Valley – including victims of catastrophic injuries. We understand the legal and medical aspects of cases involving severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and severe burns – enabling us to maximize recoveries for our clients.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result if the head suddenly and violently hits an object, is rapidly shaken, or if an object pierces the skull. Depending on the extent of damage to the brain, symptoms of TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Approximately half of the people who have sustained a severe brain injury will require surgery to remove or repair ruptured blood vessels or bruised brain tissue. After initial treatment, rehabilitation is often necessary in areas such as physical therapy, speech therapy, psychology, and social support.
With all of these recovery factors, TBIs often require significant money and time to treat properly – and rarely do insurance companies readily cover the full extent of damages. We can help you receive the full amount of compensation available to you.
Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal cord can cause permanent changes in a person’s strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the spinal cord injury (SCI). Car accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of SCIs – accounting for more than 40% of new spinal cord injuries each year.
In some cases, SCIs are not immediately apparent. Numbness or paralysis may come on gradually with the onset of bleeding or swelling in or around the spinal cord. Therefore, it’s imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible after you’ve experienced neck or back trauma. The time between injury and treatment can be critical in determining the extent of the injuries, preventing further complications, and creating a causal connection between the injuries and the accident.
Burn injuries can require long-term treatment and rehabilitation – depending on the nature, severity, and location of the burns. Our attorneys help burn victims seek compensation from any responsible parties for the cost of injuries – including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, inability to do normal activities, and the time required for healing and rehabilitation.
If you or someone you love has sustained a catastrophic injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Basch & Keegan. We’ll come to your home or hospital room if you’re in the process of recovery and cannot travel to our Kingston offices.