Types of Injuries Giving Rise to Personal Injury Claims
Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, you may suffer from any one of a number of injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries in accident cases include cuts and bruises, and more serious personal injury cases can involve broken bones, severe burns, and even amputation injuries. Catastrophic injuries are those that will afflict or impair a person for the rest of his or her life. The Trainor Law Firm is qualified to handle all types of personal injury cases, including those involving serious and medically complex injuries.
Broken bones – While many broken bone injuries are relatively minor and will heal without causing much interference to your life, some can be difficult to treat, incredibly costly, and have major, long-term repercussions, such as edemas, muscle spasms, and chronic arthritis. We understand this and take broken bone injuries seriously.
Neck and back injuries – Neck injuries and back injuries are frequently caused by auto accidents, and can range from whiplash to more serious injuries where the discs are compromised, requiring injections and sometimes even surgery. In the worst cases, injury victims endure severe neck or back pain for the rest of their lives.
Traumatic brain injury – Typically, in a case involving head trauma, the injured victim is taken to a hospital via ambulance or airlifted to the closest trauma hospital. In some cases, the doctor orders diagnostics such as an MRI or CT scan. Even if the findings appear normal, this does not always mean you have not suffered a traumatic brain injury. That’s why it’s so important to talk to a personal injury lawyer after experiencing head trauma.
Spinal cord injury – Spinal cord injuries are most common when people are involved in an auto accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or slip and fall. Some serious types of spinal cord injuries include paraplegia, quadriplegia, nerve damage, paralysis, hemi-paralysis, vertebrae fractures, herniated discs, and bulging discs. Despite the seriousness and permanency of spinal cord injuries, insurance companies still may not compensate you adequately.
Burns – Treatment of serious burn injuries is often extensive and may require specialized care or procedures. Many burn victims require skin grafts or vacuum-assisted closure techniques to aid in the healing process. Such treatments can take significant time and still may result in permanent scarring or disfigurement, depending on the nature of the burn injuries.
- Amputation injury – Losing a limb or part of a limb is a disabling injury that has permanent physical and emotional effects on a person’s life. Everyday activities, like getting dressed or even walking, can be extremely difficult when a limb is severed, despite technological advancements in prosthetic devices. Workers may be unable to continue working and earn a living due to the loss of an arm or leg.
If you have suffered an injury due to the negligent, reckless, or wrongful acts of another, you may be entitled to collect money damages to compensate you for the various financial hardships you have already incurred and that you may continue to face as the result of your injury. This compensation can help your family stay afloat while you recuperate, cover medical treatments, and enable you to make adjustments to your living situation to accommodate your injured state.
Talk to a Lawyer about Your Type of Injury
For those who have been injured by the acts and oversights of others, the Trainor Law Firm in Covington, LA provides caring, competent legal representation that gets results. We offer a free initial consultation, so there’s no reason not to call and learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to for your type of injury.