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Experienced New York catastrophic injury attorneys since 1986

  • Helping Catastrophic Injury Victims Since 1986

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  • Recovered Millions $$$ in Injury Cases

  • No Fees Unless We Win

  • We've Helped Thousands of Injured People & Their Families

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Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her
Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery
Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light


Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg



Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her


Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery


Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light


Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg

Keith J. Ahlers - Founding Partner


Have you been injured in an accident? With over 35 years of experience with accident-related cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles accident-related cases in the Westchester County area. If you're looking for experienced injury attorneys, give us a call today.

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New York Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Seeking Justice and Fair Compensation: Catastrophic Injury Lawyers for Life-Altering Cases


Seeking justice and fair compensation for life-altering cases of catastrophic injury requires the right injury lawyer who can navigate the complex legal landscapes. A dedicated professional can provide emotional support and help to secure compensation so you can rebuild your life. With their comprehensive understanding of personal injury law and empathy for their clients, the right catastrophic injury lawyer can become a voice of reason and justice during difficult times. 


What Are Catastrophic Injuries And Why Do You Need A Lawyer?


A catastrophic injury refers to a severe and life-altering injury that has profound and long-lasting effects on an individual's physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Injuries can often include permanent disabilities, significant impairments, or diminished quality of life. Examples include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, amputations, fractures, and organ damage.


With legal representation on your side, you have a higher chance of navigating the legal landscape surrounding the case, including in-depth knowledge of personal injury law, insurance policies, and liability issues. These lawyers have the experience to create a strong case and get you the healthcare, rehabilitation, and loss of income money you need to support yourself or loved ones injured in a catastrophic event. 


Obtaining legal representation for catastrophic injury cases is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, the legal landscape surrounding these cases is complex and requires in-depth knowledge of personal injury law, insurance policies, and liability issues. 


A lawyer specializing in catastrophic injuries possesses the expertise to navigate these intricacies and build a strong case on behalf of the victim. While the insurance companies and liable party may attempt to minimize or deny the extent of their responsibility or try to make it difficult to obtain compensation, your lawyer fights to make these aspects easier for you.


Types of Catastrophic Injuries


Catastrophic injuries result in significant physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments. For example, brain and head or spinal cord injuries. Burns, amputations, and multiple fractures are other common injuries sustained from catastrophic events. 


Brain and head injuries result in concussions, skull fractures, and hemorrhages. Further, depending on the severity, these injuries can lead to long-term cognitive difficulties, memory loss, motor impairments, personality changes, and emotional disturbances. 


Similarly, spinal cord damage can result in varying degrees of paralysis and loss of sensory function. They can even lead to partial or complete paralysis and loss of sensory function, impacting a person's ability to move, control bodily functions, or experience sensation below the injury. Other injuries include burns, fractures, amputation, and emotional and financial, all with a profound need for care and finances. 


Key Responsibilities of Catastrophic Injury Lawyers


Catastrophic injury lawyers are responsible for thoroughly evaluating and investigating the details of their client's catastrophic events. They assess the circumstances surrounding the injury, review medical records, interview witnesses, and gather other relevant information surrounding the event to create a legal strategy.


From there, the lawyer can collect and analyze evidence, consult experts, and more to determine who is liable for the accident to pursue compensation from each party that shares liability. Furthermore, they can determine the extent of the damage to assess what areas require financial reimbursement, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, property damage, emotional distress, etc. 


Finally, catastrophic injury lawyers will negotiate settlements and represent their clients in court. They will also handle all the calls and sharing of information between insurance companies, liable parties, and legal representatives. If these do not lead to a fair settlement, then the lawyer will determine if the case warrants a trial and seek a favorable judgment. 


The Benefits of Hiring a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer


Most people are not capable of following legal jargon when in their best health, let alone after a catastrophic event leading to injury. Lawyers speak the language, know the laws, and can navigate the legal battlefield with ease, thanks to years of experience. 


Additionally, they have a network of professionals at their disposal, including specialists who can help patients recover from all forms of injury. Add in their ability to negotiate with insurance companies and the other team's lawyers for a powerful team ready to fight on your behalf for maximum compensation.


Finding and Selecting a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer


You can find a catastrophic injury lawyer by conducting careful research, preferably before you need assistance. When you are in the middle of a dire situation limits your ability to research. Instead, it's best to know who you want when these events occur. Some methods of research include websites, reviews, word of mouth, and reputation. Ultimately you want to look for a lawyer with several decades of experience and a high success rate for the type of injury sustained.


Frequently Asked Questions about Catastrophic Injury Lawyers


How Are Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Compensated? 


Injury lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis or a percentage of the compensation given to the client in the case of a successful outcome. The specific percentage will vary depending on the lawyer and agreement made. This system allows the injured persons to access medical care without any upfront costs.


How Long Does a Catastrophic Injury Case Typically Take?


No two cases will take the same amount of time as various factors will change the complexity of the case. Some cases with little complexity can take only a few months, while more difficult cases can take years to reach a resolution. Talk to your lawyer for an accurate timeline based on your specific circumstances. 


Curan & Ahlers: Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Serving Westchester County


Catastrophic injuries have a devastating impact, often requiring extensive medical treatment and long-term support. At times like these, you need the support of Curan & Ahlers to help you navigate the legal processes, advocate for fair compensation, and protect your rights. Do not hesitate to contact Curan & Ahlers for dedicated legal support during difficult times. 


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Curan & Ahlers LLP

Car Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY
14 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

Local: 914-428-3313

National: 800.585.3314
Fax: 914-949-5800

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