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Catastrophic Injuries

Syracuse Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Catastrophic Injury Claims in New York

In some accidents, people are hurt and their injuries eventually heal. But other times, people suffer injuries from which they never recover. These serious injuries-also known as catastrophic injuries-have a lifelong impact on victims. The personal injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help the injured recover the financial compensation they need and deserve to rebuild their lives.

People with catastrophic injuries are left unable to work or take part in their usual activities. They often require additional medical treatment throughout their lives, and may also need home modification and home health aides. They are also often left unable to work.

Helping You Recover Financial Compensation in Syracuse

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, contact our catastrophic injury attorneys in Syracuse to schedule a free consultation.

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

A catastrophic injury us an injury that leaves the victim with permanent damage. The victim usually has a hard time performing daily work.

Some examples of serious or catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Any type of impact to the head can result in an injury to the brain. People with serious TBI can suffer seizures or paralysis. Many experience personality changes, hearing loss, vision loss, or cognitive or learning deficits.
  • Spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that carries signals from the brain to control movement. Depending on the severity, an injury to the spinal cord can cause weakness or paralysis.
  • Severe burns. Third-degree burns go through the skin and affect deeper tissues. They are painful and require long-term treatment and rehabilitation.

The Role of a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC fights for the rights of victims of catastrophic injury. The long-term required for these types of injuries can be very costly. Victims can no longer work and lose the ability to earn an income. Other damages suffered after a catastrophic injury include disability and disfigurement, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

These types of cases can be very complex and proving negligence can be difficult. But our firm has the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to win complex cases involving catastrophic injury. We are proud of our case results, because each verdict and settlement represents a client we have been able to help.

Our personal injury attorneys determine the true cost of your damages and fight for a resolution of the case that meets your needs. We build the strongest case possible to bring insurance companies to the negotiating table. If they won't negotiate, our attorneys are skilled litigators who know how to win in court.

Representation That Gets Results

If you have suffered a serious injury caused by the negligence of another, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case, explain your legal options and answer any question you have.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Aortic Dissection From Seat Belt Trauma Multi-Million-Dollar Recovery

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and a hospital after a client sustained aortic dissection from seat belt trauma in an accident with a large truck and was then misdiagnosed at the emergency room (Supreme Court, Monroe County).


Hear It From Our Clients & Colleagues

  • “He is doing a great job for me and I love it! His website says he is one of the 500 Best Lawyers in America, and from what I have seen, I believe it!”

    - Former Client
  • “I cannot overemphasize the skills, integrity, and excellence in the practice of law exhibited by John Cherundolo. His mastery of the law cannot be overstated. It is an inspiration to watch him tirelessly champion his clients' interests.”

    - Robert B.
  • “I unequivocally endorse him and his law firm for all matters related to litigation and personal injury. He is a tremendous asset to the legal community and CNY as a whole.”

    - Anthony M.
  • “Amazing lawyers. The best you can get.”

    - Former Client

Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For
  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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