Calculating Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Present and Future Damages

At the Albany-based law firm of Rosenblum and Partners, LLP., our experienced personal injury trial attorneys help clients throughout Upstate New York pursue compensation for catastrophic injuries caused by the negligence of others.

When you have suffered severe injuries that are going to be with you for the rest of your life, it is extremely important to not only demonstrate who was at fault for your injuries, but also the damages you have incurred as a result of those injuries, including the following:

  • Medical and personal care: Catastrophic injury victims have care needs that can be expected to last for the rest of their lives, including medical treatment, nursing care, medications, therapy, aides, custodial care, household services and specialized equipment.
  • Earnings and earning capacity: Someone with a catastrophic injury may never be able to go back to work, may have to accept a lower-paying job, or may need extensive vocational rehabilitation before he or she can be employable again.
  • Noneconomic damages: Psychological and emotional damages such as pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life are just as significant as economic damages, even though they are often more difficult to evaluate and prove.

Our firm is prepared to put together top-notch teams of the best credible experts — including doctors, rehabilitationists, life care planners, economists, actuaries and other experts with national and international reputations — to establish the damages our clients are entitled to.

We are experienced at documenting the kinds of seemingly small details that less experienced lawyers might miss, from the yearly cost of adult diapers to the expenses associated with allowing a person with a disability to attend a sporting event or the movies.

Protecting Your Recovery Under New York State Law

Another major factor affecting damage calculations in New York catastrophic injury cases is the impact of Articles 50A and 50B of the New York Civil Practice Law Rules (CPLR), which govern structured judgments in cases involving damages in excess of $250,000.

Our attorneys are recognized statewide as authorities on the topic of ensuring that adults’ and children’s recoveries are protected for their future benefit under these complex rules.

If you are looking for an attorney who is prepared to do everything possible to obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to for a catastrophic injury, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. You will not pay any fees or expenses unless we help you recover money damages.