At Graziano & Flynn, P.C., we understand that a serious injury may be the most difficult situation you and your loved ones will ever face. Whether you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, sustained an industrial or construction site injury, or suffered a worsened condition because of bad medical treatment, you need an experienced and aggressive trial attorney to fight for your rights in court. Ron Graziano was a certified trial attorney for over 25 years, so he knows his way around a courtroom. In addition, Mr. Graziano has been named a top lawyer in New Jersey’s Super Lawyers magazine, making him one of a select number of lawyers in the State of New Jersey to be honored by the prestigious legal evaluation service.Catastrophic Injuries – An Overview
A catastrophic injury or illness usually occurs suddenly and without warning. Injuries that are considered catastrophic (due to the enormous impact they have on the lives of the individuals who experience them) include brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, severe burns, multiple fractures and neurological disorders. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of an accident, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. Call today to schedule a consultation with a lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury litigation.Who is Responsible?
Determining who is responsible for catastrophic injuries can be difficult. There typically is one party directly involved at the scene. However, there may be several other less obvious parties whose conduct played a role in causing your injuries. Catastrophic injuries usually cause the victim to suffer extensive monetary damages. It is important to identify everyone who may be responsible so that complete justice may be done.Informed Consent in Cases of Medical Malpractice
If you were injured as the result of a medical procedure or medication, the concept of informed consent will likely arise in any claim for your injuries that you bring against a medical professional. In many situations where medical care or treatment is provided to an individual, medical professionals are required to obtain the patient’s “informed consent.” Although the specific definition of informed consent may vary from state to state, it means essentially that a physician (or other medical provider) must advise a patient of all of the potential benefits, risks and alternatives involved in any surgical procedure, medical procedure or other course of treatment, and must obtain the patient’s written consent to proceed.Motorcycle Accidents: Helmet Laws
The best way to avoid litigation for the devastating injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident is to never be injured in a motorcycle accident in the first place. Easier said than done? Well, the bad news is that motorcycle riders involved in accidents face a much greater risk of injury than automobile drivers, and motorcycle riders can never be kept completely safe from injury in an accident. The good news is that developments in protective equipment can make motorcycle riders much safer than in the past, provided they take advantage of those developments.
A helmet is by far the most important and most effective piece of protective equipment a motorcycle rider or passenger can wear. Helmets save lives by reducing the extent of head injuries in the event of a traffic accident. A helmetless motorcyclist involved in an accident is more likely to suffer a brain injury as a motorcyclist wearing a helmet.
Catastrophic Injuries Resource Links
Injuries, Illness and Fatalities Program
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities (IIF) program provides information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses and fatal injuries.
Injury, Violence and Safety Topics
Injury and violence prevention page. Features View by Topic.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
Features vehicle ratings, safety facts, publications and more.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Information from the NHTSA about automobile recalls, product safety and auto research.
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)
Features patient safety literature.