The term “Personal injury” includes a variety of many types of accidents and injuries. Auto accidents, or certain types slipping and falling on someone else’s property can all cause injuries that would justify the need of a Personal Injury Attorney.
Despite the nature of the personal injury, if the injury resulted in the victim’s death, this is considered Wrongful Death and the victim's estate can contact a Personal Injury Attorney to file a Wrongful Death lawsuit.
If you have been the victim of personal injury, The Rigg Law Firm understands the extreme emotional and financial distress a personal injury can cause to you and your family.
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The National Safety Council estimates 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads in 2015, which saw the largest one-year percentage increase in half a century.
With auto accident related injuries on the rise, it's important for you and your loved ones to take the necessary steps to ensure your injuries and loss of income are properly compensated. Below you will find a list of injuries commonly seen in auto injuries. If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident and have suffered an injury as a result of the accident, please contact our office today.
Typically derived from severe crashes, brain injuries are among the most serious injuries caused by an auto accident. Brain damage is usually caused by an injury to the brain which causes swelling, bruising, bleeding, skull fracture, or nerve damage. Traumatic brain injuries can be temporary or permanent. Length of recovery aside, a brain injury of any variety greatly impacts the accident victim as well as their family.
Broken bones or bone fractures are commonly seen in severe accidents. While generally treatable, broken bones can cause extreme pain and discomfort during the healing process. During the impact of a severe accident, the passengers of the vehicle may be unable to withstand the crash causing the bones to break, requiring immediate medical attention.
Head and Neck Damage
Whiplash, is one of the most common car accident injuries and occurs when the neck and head jerk in opposite directions upon impact. Both severe and minor, head and neck injuries are seen in the majority of accidents. Injuries like a concussion are usually treatable and are temporary, while injuries such as traumatic brain damage are much more serious in nature and possibly permanent.
Lacerations and Burns
Lacerations and burns are often suffered by those involved in an auto accident. While these injuries can take a long period of time to heal, they are rarely debilitating. Unfortunately, lacerations and burns often leave scars on the accident victims.
Paralysis can occur in severe auto accidents. Victims may suffer from paraplegia, paraparesis, or quadriplegia all of which cause permanent disabilities. Permanent disabilities are among the worst types of injuries that accident victim can sustain. If your auto accident has resulted in paralysis, a Personal Injury Attorney is critical component to your recovery.
Spinal Cord Injury
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury may not manifest for days following an accident. The delay in the appearance of symptoms of spinal cord damage may contribute to the severity of this type of injury. For this reason, accident victims must seek medical treatment following an accident, regardless of what type injuries may or may not be felt at that time. The most common spinal cord injuries are associated with fractures, ruptured discs, sprains, lumbar spine injury, and thoracic spine injury.
Wrongful death occurs when the injuries sustained in an auto accident lead to a fatality. While money can never replace the undeniable feeling of loss, the family of the deceased may be entitled to recover financially for their loss. Medical bills, funeral expenses, as well as lost wages, pain, and suffering, all can help achieve financial compensation for the family who has experienced this type of loss.
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