After any accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, accident victims can file a claim for damages. A personal injury claim will compensate you for any injury or property damage you incurred as the result of an accident. However, there are times when an injury is so serious, it is imperative to file a claim. These injuries will result in serious losses, and you deserve to claim full damages for them. The most common severe injuries that deserve settlement are listed below.
Any burn has the potential to be very serious, but third and fourth degree burns are especially dangerous. These types of burns cover a large portion of the body. They also affect not only the epidermis and dermis, but also the surrounding muscle, nerves, bones, and organs. Accident victims typically suffer from extensive nerve damage, and they may have to live with permanent scarring and disfigurement for the rest of their life. These are very serious losses for which a person deserves to claim damages for.
Spinal cord injuries are common after accidents, and they are some of the worst a person could sustain. The spinal cord is responsible for sending messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When it becomes severely damaged, it could result in a complete loss of sensation and movement. Any form of paralysis is extremely serious and may result in the victim needing to make modifications to their home, not being able to return to work again, and other losses that can be pursued in a personal injury claim.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Short-term symptoms include nausea, pain, dizziness, coma, and excessive bleeding. However, accident victims will suffer from long-term consequences, too. These may include sensory issues, difficulty comprehending things, such as language, personality changes, concentration issues, and cognitive impairment. All of these can make life very difficult for injured individuals, and they deserve compensation for the challenges they face.
Broken bones are always serious but after an accident, they sometimes also require multiple surgeries. These are known as traumatic orthopedic injuries. In the best of cases, an accident victim may suffer from a limited range of motion, nerve damage, pain, and stiffness. In the worst of cases, amputation of a limb may be necessary.
If you have been in an accident and have suffered a severe injury, you can file a claim for damages. However, you should not do it alone. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Rockford personal injury lawyer can advise on your case and help you file a claim so you recover the full compensation you deserve. Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys and to obtain the sound legal advice you need.
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