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Glick Law Firm, PA : Helping Victims of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

severe-injuriesEveryone gets a bump or a bruise now and again, but severe injuries are another story altogether. Severe injuries can have a negative emotional and/or financial impact on the rest of your life. Fortunately, if that injury resulted from the negligence of another party, you are entitled to financial compensation designed to cover your current and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Occasionally, punitive damages (intended to punish the negligent party) may even be awarded to you.

Common Severe Injuries

Automobile accidents are responsible for the biggest number of severe injuries. Clearly, the collision force of two vehicles – even slow-moving ones – is enough to cause serious damage to your body. When another person is responsible for a car accident that causes you one or more severe injuries, you are permitted to bring suit against them for damages.
In fact, you are permitted to file suit against any party whose negligence or willful wrongdoing causes you injury. Though your injury may differ, here are some of the most frequent types of severe injury:

  • Herniated discs and other back injuries
  • Burns
  • Nerve or brain damage
  • Injury to the neck or spinal cord
  • Broken bones and amputations

Some injuries, such as burns, are evident immediately. Others, such as those related to your nervous system, may not appear for a long time. In some cases, years may pass before the effects of an injury become clear.

Protect your interests

If you are engaged in any type of accident or event that seems likely to have caused you injury, you should see a doctor immediately. Ideally, you should set up an appointment with a doctor that does not work for your insurance company. (If the insurance company is paying your doctor’s bills, he or she may have a conflict of interest keeping them from giving you a fair diagnosis.)
Even if nothing is determined to be wrong, you should obtain documentation about your visit, proving that you are doing all of the right things. It’s also wise to continue visiting that doctor from time to time to check in on your back, neck, and nervous system. That way, if pain (or other symptoms) develops over time, your doctor can help point back to the initial cause.

Seeking the maximum

Although all severe injuries cause serious hardship, some are worse than others. The most extreme cases, which include paralysis and paraplegia, don’t just affect victims and their families for a little while. They affect them for the rest of their lives. That’s why, in those cases, we recommend seeking the maximum allowable damages in court.
When you bring suit against the individual, organization, or business responsible for your injuries, it is important to remember that this lump sum has to last. If you or your loved one is no longer able to earn an income, then that money literally has to last for the rest of your life. Don’t underestimate how quickly medical and regular living expenses can add up as the years go by. You need to prepare for mental and physical therapy, ongoing treatments, a lifetime of lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other things.
If you want to talk about your case, the damages to which you may be entitled, or other aspects of your injury, contact us today. You can fill out the form on our website or call us at 866-TRIALAW to get answers and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced severe injury attorneys.
We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve and you don’t pay us unless you get paid.