Serious injury cases usually involve large monetary damages. Our goal is to provide hope for seriously injured people by recovering fair compensation for victims. The vast majority of the damages in an accident case are personal injuries. Property damages usually pale in comparison to the value of the physical and emotional injuries caused by a serious accident.
But what kind of serious injury cases does our personal injury lawyer handle? We handle all different types; but we only handle serious injuries. Below is a list of the common injuries we encounter from accident victims.
Serious Injury Cases We Handle
Lawyers use the “catastrophic injury” term as a catchall phrase for serious injuries that have long lasting effects on the person. These usually involve injuries to the back, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures. For more information, visit our catastrophic injury page.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal injuries may be debilitating for a lifetime. Your spinal cord is a group of nerves that runs down your back. It carries critically important signals back and forth between your body and your brain. Spine injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates one or more of your vertebrae. Most injuries don’t cut through your spinal cord, but many cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or pinch down on a nerve that is carrying those important signals. For more information, visit our spinal cord injury page.
What is a “wrongful death?” It is when the willful or negligent act of another person or company causes the death of a person. Under the California Civil Code, only certain persons can bring a wrongful death claim against the person or corporation that caused the accident. From a legal standpoint, a wrongful death claim is different from murder. If you want to learn more information about these claims, visit our wrongful death page.
Traumatic Brain Injury
At its basic level, a brain injury is brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a serious blow to the head. Traumatic brain injuries do not heal like most injuries. No two brain injuries are alike and the damages of similar accidents may be wildly different from one person to the next. One person may heal completely, the other will be seriously disabled for life. Symptoms may appear immediately for some, while symptoms for others may not emerge for weeks. If you want to learn more information about these claims, visit our traumatic brain injury page.
Burn injuries are extremely painful, leave horrific scars, and can take years to heal. For more detailed information, visit our burn injuries page.
Injuries that involve broken bones are serious. Breaking a bone usually does not ruin the rest of your life. But sometimes serious breaks can have devastating, lifelong, effects. Whether you’re young or old, if someone else’s negligence caused you to break bones, you should visit our broken bone injury page for more information.
Our vision defines a huge component of our life. When our eyes are damaged or lost, our enjoyment of life is forever changed. For more detailed information, visit our eye injury page.
The physical and psychosocial consequences of elder abuse can be numerous and varied. The established psychological effects of elder abuse include high levels of distress and depression. But that doesn’t even include the physical injuries stemming from neglect, dehydration, starvation, or physical wounds. For more detailed information, visit our elder abuse page.
Back injuries come in all shapes and sizes. From herniated disks to broken vertebra, these injuries can be extremely debilitating. Left untreated, they can ruin the quality of life. For more information, visit our back injury page.
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Other Types of Serious Injury Cases We Handle
The above list is short. It does not identify all of the types of serious injury cases that we handle. Injuries come in all shapes and sizes and if the injury was the fault of another person or corporation, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for more information.