If you have been involved in an accident or some other situation that has led to injuries as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence, then you may be entitled to collect damages from them, or their insurance company, in the form of a personal injury settlement or lawsuit. In order to do so, you will need to be able to prove that your injuries arose as the result of someone else acting in a way that put you in danger, that their actions caused your injuries, and that your injuries have had a significant impact on your life.
1-800-Injured connects people with a network of qualified personal injury attorneys in their area who are ready to help them collect the money that they rightfully deserve. Instead of spending time worrying about choosing the right attorney, let us do the selection for you. The 1-800-Injured attorney network is robust and trustworthy, meaning that you will be connected with a lawyer who is experienced in your situation, local to you, and ready to help.
Take a look below at some common injury types that are addressed and compensated during personal injury lawsuits, and contact 1-800-Injured immediately to begin working towards collecting damages for your injuries. Keep in mind that these injuries are only meant to be a small sample of injuries that may occur in a situation that qualifies for a personal injury lawsuit — if you do not see an injury below that resembles your own situation, contact us immediately so that we can work with you to find the right lawyer for your case.
What Are Some Common Injuries Seen in Personal Injury Lawsuits?
After being involved in an accident yourself, you will quickly realize that no two accidents are alike, and therefore no two injuries are alike. As a result, you may find yourself seeing different doctors and specialists constantly in order to determine what injuries you have, what the proper treatment for your injuries are, and how to properly manage your pain through your recovery. Injuries do not happen in isolation, and in many accidents, you may likely be suffering from multiple injuries following a single incident. Take a look below at some of these possible injuries:
Broken bones are extremely common after an impact accident, such as a car crash or being in a motorcycle accident, or a slip and fall incident. Broken bones can have a wide impact on your life that goes far beyond the initial pain, such as time missed from work, inability to perform your duties as required, and a decreased ability to pursue your hobbies. Each of these factors is considered when your attorney is building a personal injury case for you, along with many others.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and can cause nerve damage, strength issues, or paralysis below the location of the injury. When a victim suffers from a spinal cord injury, it is likely that their entire life will drastically change — it is essential that we are able to present these changes to a judge and jury in order to seek fair compensation for these serious complications.
Burns are categorized as first, second, third, and fourth-degree, and are then sized as a percentage of entire body coverage.
- First-degree burns are the least-severe and are entirely superficial. They generally do not leave scars.
- Second-degree burns go deeper than a first-degree burn, into the second layer of skin. These burns are often associated with blisters and swelling. If treated properly, the skin will likely grow back and may leave a minor scar.
- Third-degree burns are known as “full-thickness burns” and either damage or destroy deeper tissue. These burns may look charred and do not heal themselves. They require grafting.
- Fourth-degree burns are the most extreme and burn skin, muscle, fat, and even bone.
Burns caused by someone else’s actions or negligence are taken extremely seriously, as are all other injuries caused by another party.
A laceration is an overarching term for any deep cut or tear to the skin or flesh. Lacerations can happen in car or motorcycle accidents, falls, attacks, broken glass, impacts, faulty products, or any other situation that either involves a high-velocity impact or a sharp object. Lacerations can lead to serious blood loss, permanent scarring, infections, or even the possible loss of limbs. Lacerations must be treated carefully to avoid any complications.
Hearing loss can come from any number of situations, from extremely loud noises to impact accidents. Hearing impairment or hearing loss can have a major impact on a victim’s life in ways that go far beyond the obvious — the victim’s entire life will need to change in order to adjust for this new handicap. Your attorney will work closely with you to document all of the different ways that this hearing loss has impacted you, and will include these factors in the damages you seek.
Loss of Vision
Loss of vision following an injury can be an extremely upsetting and a life-altering repercussion that must be considered and compensated in a personal injury case. Both reduced vision and permanent blindness will impact a person’s ability to work, travel, care for themselves, pursue their hobbies, and nearly every other aspect of their life. These impacts can also have serious emotional tolls, and these emotional impacts will also be addressed in your case.
Bruising may be an indication of more-serious injuries, and should never be taken lightly. If you have been involved in an incident that has caused any sort of significant bruising, you should see your doctor immediately. In certain cases, these bruises may indicate other, more serious injuries, and it is important that you are examined by your doctor, and establish a timeline of medical treatments early.
If your bruising were to go untreated and you later realized that you had a more severe, underlying injury that had a delayed onset, it will be more difficult for you and your attorney to prove that the injuries came from the incident in question.
A hematoma is caused by the same damage to blood vessels that cause bruising but in a much more serious manner. While bruises can appear black and grey, a hematoma may appear deep red and be extremely sensitive to touch. They are most often caused by trauma injuries, but may also result from aneurysms, infections, and even reactions to certain medications.
A hematoma may require medical treatment to be drained, unlike a bruise, so it is important that you seek the advice of a medical professional.
Internal bleeding can have severe consequences if left untreated, meaning that if you are in an accident and experience pain, but do not see visible signs of an injury, you should still see a doctor as quickly as possible. If you have been in an accident that someone else caused, there is no reason that you should try to “tough it out,” and risk complicating your situation even more. A doctor will be able to examine your injuries and understand your pain and work to make sure that you are not suffering from any unseen issues that will get worse.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can come in a wide range of incidents like car crashes, assaults, or slips and falls, and are extremely serious. A traumatic brain injury could show itself to be something like a minor concussion, but be an indication of something far more serious in reality. TBIs can impact things like personality, memory, behavior and impulse control, depression, and permanent brain function.
TBIs must be handled very differently than a physical injury to the body because of how severely they can impact so many other things, both cognitive and physical. If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury of any degree, it is important that they see a doctor immediately to address their symptoms as quickly as possible.
A coma is an extended period where the victim is unconscious and is unable to be awakened. There are many different ways that an accident can lead to a coma, but most often it is either due to a drug poisoning or lack of oxygen. Misprescribing medications is a serious issue that doctors must be certain to avoid, and if they fail at this duty may cause serious damage to their patients. If you have a loved one who is currently, or you had been, in a coma due to someone else’s actions, you should speak with an attorney immediately to determine the most appropriate course of action to get the compensation deserved for this situation.
Loss of Limbs
Loss of a limb, or limbs, may be the direct result of an impact, or it may be a consequence of something not directly related, such as medical malpractice. Obviously, the loss of a limb will be extremely impactful to the victim, and it is important that their attorney works with them to quantify these non-economic impacts on their lives as much as possible. There is much more a victim deserves compensation for in this situation than just the medical bills and lost wages, such as the depression and the anger that likely comes with it.
A wrongful death can be a massively traumatic experience for the surviving friends, family, and loved ones of the deceased. Wrongful death lawsuits are treated very seriously and cover a range of issues such as the medical bills and lost wages of the person who has passed, in addition to their pain and suffering before death, and the emotional impact that the survivors must now deal with. Wrongful death lawsuits are treated like other personal injury lawsuits in that they address the economic and non-economic impacts of an injury, but they go beyond to address these emotional injuries that the surviving family members must now endure, as well as the long-term loss of financial support from the person who was killed.
Other Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits
The list above is simply a short collection of examples that may be included in a personal injury lawsuit, but this does not cover anywhere near all of the injuries that can be included. In addition to these physical injuries, there are many different emotional impacts that an injury can have on the victim, such as the distress of recovery, depression resulting from these major changes in their lives and more.
1-800-Injured is a service that will connect you with a personal injury lawyer in your area. When you work with the attorney you connect to through 1-800-Injured, you will lay out the entire situation about your accident, the injuries you have suffered, and the impacts that these injuries have had on your life overall. Your attorney will understand how to bring all of these details into your overall case, and present your situation clearly to the judge and jury.
Contact 1-800-Injured Today
No matter what type of injuries you have sustained after an incident caused by someone else, contact us today to connect to our vast network of experienced personal injury attorneys. The injuries listed above are a small sampling, and if you do not see an injury that resembles the damages that you have suffered personally, this does not mean that you are not entitled to seeking personal injury damages from the responsible party.
These injuries can come from medical malpractice situations, vehicle crashes, pedestrian accidents, premise liabilities such as a slip and fall, dog attacks, and more. You do not need to suffer your injuries without compensation from the party who caused them, and you can be confident that your attorney will be fighting for everything that you deserve throughout the length of this process. While they are fighting for you, take the time that you need to focus on recovery with as little stress as possible, and getting your life back on track after this unexpected experience.