Whenever you suffer an injury, it can impact your life in many different ways. Unfortunately, some injuries can cause significantly life-altering damages, and you may be unsure of what comes next. If someone else causes your injuries, you have the right to file a personal injury claim. In the world of personal injury law, some injuries are considered more severe or catastrophic than others.
If you suffer a serious injury, you should know what rights you have to pursue compensation, especially because these types of injuries can impact your entire life. Below, we’ll help you understand serious injuries and what you can do moving forward, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine and spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Severe fractures
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to overcome a severe injury. If you suffer a catastrophic injury, we’ll be there to help. Call today at (610) 492-7155 for a free consultation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating things you can experience. Unfortunately, it’s an accident that can happen in nearly any situation involving negligence, including car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle collisions, workplace accidents, and more. Even the smallest contact with your head can cause your brain to shake inside your skull, causing a concussion or worse damages.
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, it can require ongoing medical care and specialized medical equipment. It can also keep you out of work. In these cases, seeking compensation is imperative. Seeking medical care quickly is vital as it helps you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
An injury to your back can cause lifelong pain and damages. Whether the injury occurs to the spine itself or the spinal cord, it can lead to paralysis, difficulty walking, and other physical problems that make daily tasks difficult to complete.
In many cases, surgery may not help you recover, and the damage you sustain may be permanent. You may need help with your medical needs, lost income, and more, making a claim and lawsuit essential to your recovery.
Burn injuries can occur in nearly any situation where you are exposed to high heat levels. Even a sunburn can be a first or second-degree burn. However, some of the problems that can arise because of negligence—such as someone spilling a hot liquid on you or purposely causing a fire that burns you—can cause third-degree burns.
Burn injuries are often some of the most severe because they cause physical harm and scarring, which also impacts your emotional state.
While most people recover from broken bones with time and care, some of the most severe fractures can cause lifelong pain. If the broken bone penetrates through your skin or doesn’t heal correctly, you may have long-term problems. Severe fractures can occur in crashes, construction site accidents, slip and falls, and more.
An amputation can occur in numerous situations, including those involving negligence. For instance, if you contract an infection that threatens parts of your body, the extremity where the infection is may need to be amputated. However, losing a limb may also occur because of surgical errors, crashes, and more. In these cases, you may have legal rights to hold the negligent party accountable.
At Mayerson Injury Law, P.C., we put your needs first. After a serious injury, you deserve someone on your side advocating on your behalf. We go above and beyond to pursue the compensation you deserve during such a traumatizing and difficult time. Let us help you through the process from start to finish.