Types of Personal Injuries
Accident victims can suffer from any number of serious injuries, but there are some that are more common than others.
Personal injury cases revolve around the injuries that accident victims sustained and the compensation they are seeking to recover. The amount of damages awarded in a personal injury case will largely depend on the nature and severity of the injuries the accident victim sustained. Below are some of the most common types of injuries that are seen in personal injury cases.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
TBIs are extremely common in many different types of accidents. These injuries have a significant impact on accident victims and can interfere with their physical abilities, cognitive functioning, and emotional control. Victims may feel the effects of a TBI for years after an accident.
The most common neck injury in personal injury cases is whiplash, although any of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the neck may become strained or sprained. Whiplash is most common in car accident cases and although many people think this is a minor injury, it is extremely painful and can impact the victim’s life for a long time after the accident.
The back can be injured in a number of ways during an accident. Injuries can include damage to the muscles and soft tissues in the back, pinched nerves, and more. Back injuries can immobilize accident victims and require extensive physical therapy and sometimes, even surgery.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is an essential part of the body as it delivers messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When the vertebrae, nerves, and other areas of the spine are injured, it can lead to catastrophic results, including paralysis.
Amputations can happen during the course of the accident, or injuries to a limb can be so severe that a surgical amputation is required after the fact. Even when accident victims have only a finger or toe amputated, it greatly impacts their life and changes the entire way they function. Treatment and recovery from amputations is often very costly, particularly when the victim requires a prosthesis.
Burns are not only some of the most common injuries in accident cases, they are also some of the most painful. Recovery times are often extensive and most burn victims will require lengthy hospitalization.
Broken bones are common in all types of accidents. Fractured bones also immobilize the accident victim and often require multiple surgeries to correct. Accident victims may not be able to work for several months when they sustain broken bones, and the cost of treatment can be high.
Our Murrieta Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You Claim Compensation
If you have been in an accident and are now suffering from serious injuries, our Murrieta & San Diego personal injury lawyers at Gibbs & Fuerst LLP can help. We can advise on your claim, determine who is liable for your injuries, and accurately evaluate your injuries so you secure the full amount of compensation you deserve. Call us today at (619) 702-3505 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.