Types of Injuries Sustained In Accidents
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Personal injury law deals specifically with physical and psychological injuries that are caused as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity. Unfortunately, accidents can cause a wide range of catastrophic injuries for the victim ranging from birth injuries to broken bones to brain injuries to spinal cord injuries and even to wrongful death.
Serious injuries can lead to permanent disfigurement, multiple surgeries, and a shorter lifespan if the victim survived. For this reason, it’s absolutely critical for accident victims to retain the services of a highly experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney from McGee, Lerer & Associates.
We can use our knowledge, resources and extensive experience to help you secure the funds you need to focus on healing, recovery and taking care of your family.Below, we have hilighted some of the common forms of accidental injuries:
Aggravation of Prior Medical Condition
People with pre-existing medical conditions are more fragile and susceptible to injuries than normal healthy people. When someone with a pre-existing medical condition or injury is injured in an accident, then the defendant may be liable for all of the medical costs involved.
Amputations refer to partial or complete removal of a body part. This can occur as a result of an accident such as a violent car accident or it can be a planned surgical procedure. Amputations put the patient at serious risk of life-threatening infections such as gangrene; however, they are often medically necessary.
An annular tear is an injury to the back where the cushions in between the vertebrae are torn, causing severe pain to the patient. Annular tears can result from regular stress placed on the back on a daily basis, or it can happen to an accident victim. Common causes of annular tears are car accidents, drunk driving accidents slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents and hit and run accidents among others.
Brain injuries are not to be taken lightly. In the United States, most brain injuries are the direct result of car accidents, falls, and violence. A brain injury can cause a host of negative symptoms including: confusion, headaches, dizziness, seizures, depression, nausea, blurred vision, anxiety, fatigue, and many more. Many brain injuries are life-threatening and for many survivors, they will have to contend with life-long disabilities resulting from their injury.
Human skin is highly sensitive to chemicals and extreme heat. Although burn injuries range in severity, they can be some of the most painful injuries that a person will ever have to endure. Not only are they painful, but they can leave behind major scars, causing permanent disfigurement. It’s not uncommon for serious burn victims to experience major psychological problems as a result of their burns. A third-degree burn can cause damage to the skin, internal organs, the muscles, tendons and even the bones, requiring hospitalization, reconstructive surgeries, and lengthy rehabilitation.
There is probably nothing more sensitive to a parent than their children’s injuries. Children can become injured when the negligence of an adult threatens their physical safety. Children are commonly injured in drunk driving accidents, bicycle accidents, car accidents, drowning accidents, and bus accidents. They are also injured from daycare abuse, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous drugs and even animal attacks and dog bites.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a disorder of the arms and legs that causes severe pain, disfigurement, swelling, and discoloration. In many cases, CRPS surfaces after the person has suffered an injury, whether it is minor or catastrophic. Surgical errors and personal injuries have been linked to CRPS in the past.
Injuries to Elderly Accident Victims
Elderly accident victims are far more fragile than younger and middle-aged adults. When a senior citizen is injured, they can suffer serious and debilitating injuries as a result. Our firm can provide a medical referral for a consultation and treatment with a medical specialist on a lien basis. In such cases, the doctor would delay payment until after the case was resolved.
On The Job Injuries
Considering how much time the average person spends on the job, workplace injuries are bound to happen. Although certain occupations are more dangerous than others, a worker can get injured or become ill even at seemingly safe jobs. Common on the job injuries include: back injuries, slip and fall injuries, car accidents, carpal tunnel syndrome, electrocution, occupational diseases, and many more.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most devastating injuries. Spinal cord injuries are classified as either “complete” or “incomplete.” With a complete spinal cord injury, the victim experiences complete paralysis below the injury site, whereas with an incomplete injury can result in partial paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are commonly caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, and sports injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries can be the result of falls, car accidents, workplace accidents and other accidents. Many people who suffer from a head injury also suffer from serious vision disturbances or vision loss.
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As you can see, personal injury accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. Truly, the possibilities are endless. Such injuries can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills alone, not to mention pain and suffering, and lost income. If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of an accident, we urge you to contact a Pasadena personal injury lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.
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