Severe injuries from accidents can cause life-long complications. For that reason, we’ve compiled information about the injuries we see most often. But most importantly, if you have medical bills and are losing time from work, it’s time to consult with a personal injury lawyer.
If you or your baby has suffered an injury during your pregnancy or birth of the baby, you may be entitled to compensation. Your doctor is responsible for providing you with adequate care that keeps you and the baby safe from harm. If you believe you or your baby have been hurt because of medical negligence, you may have a viable personal injury lawsuit on your hands. Your doctor may have missed failed to recognize fetal distress, failed to timely deliver your baby, missed a diagnosis, or prescribed you the wrong treatment while you are pregnant. If you or your baby has been injured, it’s reasonable to bring your case to a personal injury lawyer for a consultation to determine whether you can receive compensation.
When you break or fracture a bone during an auto accident, significant damage may be done to the bone and the tissue that surrounds the bone itself. It can take weeks or months to recover fully from a broken bone, and you may have complications for the rest of your life from this type of injury. A broken bone can be a simple fracture, or it can be a complex fracture that breaks through the skin. Whether you have broken one bone, or you have suffered a number of broken bones, this is an injury that can cause you to be out of work for a number of weeks or months.
Burn injuries can be extremely painful and can cause permanent scarring on your body. If you have been burned from high temperatures, water, chemicals, electricity or friction during an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Burn injuries can take months for you to fully heal from, and you may suffer scarring that never goes away. Burn injuries can involve numerous skin grafts and operations in order to get the skin healthy again, and the patient suffering from a burn injury is often in pain.
Catastrophic injuries are those that can be severely debilitating. Any injury that causes permanent damage or loss of function can be considered catastrophic. These types of injuries often come with the highest level of financial compensation, because they tend to prevent you from gainful employment and are the injuries from which people will suffer the most. Catastrophic injuries include a loss of limb, severe impairment, and even death. If a loved one has died because of a catastrophic injury and you believe another party is liable for the injuries, you can file a personal injury lawsuit on the behalf of their estate.
Neck and back injuries can cause permanent, chronic pain in the area that has been injured. Whether you have suffered from whiplash, or you have strained damaged or ruptured a disk in your low back in an accident, many people find that they suffer from pain for years to come when they have a neck or back injury. It’s important to receive treatment for your neck or back injuries, as healing goes more smoothly when you receive quality care. Even if you have suffered previous back or neck injuries, you are still entitled to compensation if a new injury has resulted in your inability to work. Read more on our Neck & Back Injuries page.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries occur (TBI) occur when you get into an accident that involves your head. A strong blow to the head can cause both external and internal problems with your brain, which can lead to confusion, seizures, weakness, fatigue, difficulty speaking and more. Traumatic brain injuries happen in any variety of incidents, and those that suffer from traumatic brain injuries often suffer life long complications. These injuries can even occur from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). A mild traumatic brain injuries can occur when not readably apparent. The onset and consequences of a mild traumatic brain injury can easily be missed by the injured person, their loved ones, and physicians. When an injury occurs, the real harm may not be obvious. All seems to be fine and most people return to work, school, and play, unaware of the damage. Yet mysterious and frustrating issues may surface that can lead to a spiral of dysfunction.
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