Serious Injury Claims
Everyone wants to believe they’ll be able to make it through life without any kind of serious injury affecting them. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to be the case for all of us. Some people will actually suffer serious injuries. Worse still, it may be because of someone else’s actions (or even their inaction). If you’ve suffered a serious injury and believe that someone else is responsible, you have every right to file a claim against them. In fact, doing so may be essential for receiving damages and being able to pay for your medical bills.
There’s no legal definition for a serious injury. Fortunately, any injury you suffer because of someone else is grounds for a lawsuit. In order to be successful with a personal injury claim, you simply have to prove that someone else caused the accident and you suffered as a result. While the actual proceeding will most likely be a bit more complicated than this, speaking with an attorney will help clarify the situation.
Common Types of Serious Injuries
Serious injuries can result from all kinds of accidents. Car and truck accidents often cause them for obvious reasons. Depending on your work environment, the job you hold could also put you at risk for a serious injury.
However, there are generally five types of injuries that are considered serious because of the symptoms they cause and the outlook they give their victim. Let’s explore each in detail.
An unhealthy neck can make daily life almost unbearable. Due to its connection to the spine, an injured neck can also cause pain just about anywhere in the body. Serious neck injuries are often the result of whiplash which commonly occurs during automobile accidents. Slipped discs, disc sprains, and ruptures can also be serious neck injuries. Obviously, any time you break your neck, the repercussions will be severe.
Head and Face Injuries
Certain injuries may bruise, cut, or scrape your face. Not all injuries will be external though. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be the result of your face getting damaged. Not only will TMJ affect your jaw’s mobility, it can also impede your ability to speak. Some injuries may leave you disfigured as well.
Few injuries can compare to those affecting your brain, when it comes to severity. Impact to the head can easily injure the brain, even if the skull remains intact. Just some examples of the suffering caused by brain injuries include:
- Memory Loss
Traumatic brain injuries are, by far, the most serious kind. This could mean hematomas (when your brain becomes bruised), skull fractures and nerve damage.
Your back is also a vital part of your anatomy that can be seriously injured. Even a simple fracture in your spine can result in permanent disability. Disc bulges and hernias can also lead to paralysis, by compressing the spine. There are also all the ligaments, nerves and muscles surrounding the spine, which, if injured, can put pressure on it.
Torn spleens are the most common form of internal injury, where the serious type is concerned. Broken ribs are right up there too. Any damage done to your lungs, liver, kidneys, heart or bowel will also have severe ramifications.
While a lot of people break a bone at some point in their lives, many of these injuries are actually quite serious. They require urgent care and some may actually leave a person temporarily or permanently disabled.
Any serious injury is going to be tough to overcome or learn to live with. However, if someone else is to blame, you should speak with a serious injury claims attorney who has experience helping victims like you collect what is rightfully yours.