catastrophic injury claims

Why a Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit is Different

by admin | February 20th, 2018

Attorneys often discuss their ability to bring lawsuits in catastrophic personal injury cases, but the word “catastrophic” is not necessarily a legal term that you will find in state personal injury statutes. Instead, “catastrophic” is referring to the type of injuries and other damages that a victim suffers.

Because catastrophic injuries, by definition, will severely impact a personal injury victim’s life and livelihood for many years – and, in some cases, their entire life – it is important to work with an experienced attorney who has the skills necessary to win the recovery a victim of a catastrophic injury needs to support themselves and their family through the long years of recovery following the injury.

“Catastrophic” Refers to the Type of Injuries and Financial Losses Suffered

Again, “catastrophic” does not have a specific meaning in the law, but rather is a flexible term applied to personal injury cases where a victim experiences an injury that upends their life for many years. Common types of losses and injuries in a catastrophic personal injury lawsuit include:

  • Spinal and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • Inability to earn a living for years
  • Need of personal caretakers over the long term
  • Inability to drive (or need of specially outfitted vehicle)
  • Long-term hospitalization

Catastrophic injuries can occur in a number of contexts, but common situations in which catastrophic injuries do occur include auto and truck accidents, sporting accidents (football and cheerleading are both leading sports for these accidents), intentional physical assaults (including fights and shootings), and recreation accidents.

Shaw and Kreizer Specialize in Catastrophic Injuries Exactly Like the Hoboken Train Crash

by admin | October 25th, 2016

You commute by train every day and probably never think today could be your last. This is what went through the minds of the train commuters on September 29, 2016 when their train barreled into the Hoboken Station. They commuted every day on this train and they assumed that morning commute was going to be normal as usual, but on that fateful day, everything changed.

The train crash claimed one life and left 100 plus people with injuries. In the midst of recovering from such a catastrophic crash, the victims then have to start worrying about enormous medical costs and the possibility of being in a seemingly insurmountable amount of debt. Many victims wonder who they can turn to for support, guidance, and knowledge about restitution and peace of mind.

The lawyers at Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers are the people victims can turn to. They specialize in catastrophic injury claims. Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyer attorneys make sure that clients and families are provided fair compensation for their injuries. These injuries can cause people to become overwhelmed with medical expenses. Chronic pain can persist even after the accident, too, which can prevent clients from earning a living. If they are not earning a living, it becomes harder and more stressful to pay off increasing medical bills. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include: traumatic brain injuries, severe burn injuries, multiple bone fractures, internal organ damage such as the heart, lungs, liver and kidney, spinal cord injuries, and amputations.

Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers will provide support for clients and families in addition to compensation for physical injuries. One way that the practice shows support for their clients is to educate them on their right to pursue financial compensation for their losses. Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers understand how emotionally draining this can be for clients and families and are respectful of the healing process. They understand how the families often make sacrifices for their loved ones to ensure that the stress does not take over their lives. Shaw and Kreizer want their victims and their families to heal emotionally as well as financially from the injury and be able to find enjoyment in life again.

Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers make it their mission to recoup damages for their victims and their families. Some of the damages that can be recovered from a successful claim include, but are not limited to: physical pain and suffering, lost current and future wages, mental anguish, and current and future medical bills.

Shaw and Kreizer law firm serves both New Jersey and New York and have experience in representing victims of catastrophic events. They are understanding, and are sympathetic to the pain endured by the victims and their families. They will work tirelessly to recoup fair compensation for their clients. For more information, contact Shaw Kreizer Trail & Injury Lawyers toll free at 1-800-365-1234 or visit their website. If you would like a free consultation, feel free to contact either Judd Shaw or David Kreizer personally at or