Experienced New Jersey & New York Lawyer Helps Catastrophic Injury Victims
A traumatic injury is a physical injury that occurs at a specific time due to a specific incident, as opposed to an injury that develops over an extended period of time. Many traumatic injuries are caused by a fall, collision or other accident and often require medical attention. If you have suffered a traumatic injury, you may be dealing with intense pain and suffering. Beyond that, you might face numerous and costly medical bills, as well as a lengthy recovery process. Adding insult to injury, you may be unable to return to work.
The best way to make sure you get compensation for your traumatic injury is to speak with an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. Although legal action won’t necessarily solve everything, it can go a long way toward easing your financial burden in the aftermath of a traumatic accident.
Given the severity of a traumatic injury and the potentially life-altering consequences, you need an aggressive attorney who understands the law in New Jersey and New York and who can get you the compensation you deserve. Andrew Calcagno is an experienced catastrophic injury trial attorney who will review your case, discuss the relevant legal and medical issues, and fight on your behalf to secure fair and reasonable compensation. Mr. Calcagno has successfully represented accident victims throughout Union County and Middlesex County, NJ including Cranford, Woodbridge and Elizabeth. Mr. Calcagno has also assisted traumatic injury victims in New York’s five boroughs.
Traumatic Injury Lawyer Handles All Personal Injury Cases in Union and Middlesex Counties
People face the risk of suffering a traumatic injury wherever they go, every day. This is because accidents happen and, by their very definition, we can’t foresee them. Some of the most common accidents that result in catastrophic injuries in Essex, Hudson, Monmouth and Ocean counties and across New Jersey include:
Slip & fall accidents:Slip & falls and trip & falls are a major cause of traumatic brain damage and spinal cord injuries. You can slip on an icy sidewalk or a spill in the supermarket. You can trip over a hazard in a parking lot or fall down the stairs because of a faulty handrail. Among elderly people, falls are the leading cause of back injuries.
Sports-related accidents: Athletic activities that encourage contact between participants can cause traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Concussions are quite common in sports and can cause significant pain and suffering.
Motor vehicle accidents: Whether you were involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident or DWI accident, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Even a minor fender bender can lead to whiplash and serious head trauma.
Workplace accidents: Depending on the occupation, certain workplaces pose serious health risks to workers. For example, construction sites are incredibly dangerous because workers often perform tasks at elevated heights and use heavy machinery.
Inadequate security: Violent encounters, such as stabbings or shootings, often result in serious traumatic injuries.
Medical malpractice: Surgical errors can cause severe injuries and result in paralysis or death. Preventable medication mistakes are common in hospitals and can cause serious complications, including wrongful death.
Common Types of Traumatic Brain and Spinal Injuries
Specific brain injuries that are caused by traumatic accidents in NJ include hemorrhaging, cerebral contusion, skull fracture, concussion and hypoxic brain injury (lack of oxygen to the brain). A particularly serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a penetrating head injury, which occurs when the outer membranes of the head are breached by a penetrating object that pushes skull fragments into the brain. The symptoms of serious head trauma include vomiting, nausea, dizziness and, in the most severe cases, coma.
Spinal cord injuries often involve damage to the neck, upper back, middle back, hips and tailbone. The symptoms of a traumatic back or spinal injury are not always apparent, particularly if bleeding or swelling occurs beneath the surface and in the spinal cord. Some symptoms to be on the lookout for in the aftermath of a traumatic accident include extreme back pain, neck pain, numbness in the extremities, difficulty walking or maintaining balance, trouble breathing and muscle spasms.
Contact an Experienced Traumatic Injury Attorney with an Office in Cranford, New Jersey
If you sustained an injury as a result of trauma to your body, you may be able to pursue damages by filing a personal injury claim or a Workers’ Compensation claim. Many traumatic injury cases are complex, however, and require a skilled attorney to fight for the maximum Compensation. Moreover, you may need a skilled personal injury lawyer who knows how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the financial compensation you need to cover medical bills and other expenses while you deal with a difficult physical recovery process.
Andrew Calcagno is an aggressive personal injury attorney who will fight the insurance company in your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Whether your case ends with a fair settlement offer or ends up going to trial, Mr. Calcagno will do what is needed to win your case and maximize your compensation. He has successfully represented traumatic accident victims throughout New Jersey, including Union, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset counties. You can call Mr. Calcagno now to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation at his Cranford, NJ office. There are no upfront legal costs and Mr. Calcagno takes personal injury cases on contingency. If he doesn’t secure damages for you, you don’t pay a dime.