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Rochester, NY Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

At Kammholz Law we have decades of experience pursuing compensation for victims of serious injuries of all types. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious and life-changing injury because of an act of negligence or a car accident, we are here to help.

Types of Catastrophic Injury Claims

The Kammholz Law team can handle all types of serious injury claims, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones and fractures

Helping People With Catastrophic Injuries

Beyond finding out about the injury itself, it’s critical that we take the time to learn how the injury has had an impact on your life. Will it or did it require surgery? Are you going to need years of rehabilitation or physical therapy? Is lifelong care going to be necessary? We need to understand the health and medical impact so we can get you the optimum compensation to cover all the medical costs related to your injury — past, present and future.

However, compensation for your medical costs is just the start. It’s our goal at Kammholz Law to pursue all the compensation you need based upon the impact it has had and will continue to have on your ability to live your life to the fullest, including your responsibilities in caring for your family. That’s why we need to understand:

  • What kind of pain are you feeling and how long is it expected to last?
  • How has your injury changed your ability to enjoy your life?
  • How does it make it more difficult to work? Or, at a minimum, perform the same duties or carry the same responsibilities as you did before the injury?
  • Does the injury make it difficult or impossible to take proper care of your family?
  • What types of things did you used to do for fun but are no longer able to do?

The answers to these questions will help us pursue a level of compensation that ensures you can live the highest quality of life with your injury.

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury because of another’s negligence, you will certainly have questions about whether you have a valid claim and if so, what type of compensation and amount of compensation you can expect to possibly receive.

Numerous factors determine how much your damages could be worth and what is recoverable. There is no such thing as an “average” or “ballpark” without knowing all the information to make sure you are fairly compensated. The most common types of damages include pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills, but there are more types of economic and non-economic damages.

Our team has decades of experience handling catastrophic injury cases in New York. We know how serious these injuries can be. If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another, we at Kammholz Law can help pursue financial compensation for any past, present and, even, future losses and damages relating to your injury.

We are Rochester-based negligence law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping people just like you. We will put our nearly 35 years of experience to work, determining who is responsible and holding them accountable to ensure your highest level of compensation for your injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you have suffered.

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the percentage will depend on how the catastrophic injury was caused. (i.e.. medical malpractice, motor vehicle accident, slip/trip fall, etc.).

In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a motor vehicle accident, slip/trip and fall and construction site accident is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.

If the injury was caused by medical malpractice/negligence, New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A, sets the amount of the contingency fee for medical malpractice based upon a “sliding scale” starting at 30% and reducing to as little as 10% depending upon the amount of the recovery. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is 30% on the first $250,000 of the sum recovered. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. On the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. On the next $250,000 recovered the fee is 15%. After that, on any amount recovered over $1,250,000 the fee is 10%. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted. Expenses are costs such as medical expert reviews/testimony, court filing fees, medical records and other costs to properly pursue the claim.

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