Serious injuries differ from regular or minor injuries in that they are generally life-altering in some way; often these injuries more painful, medical attention is often essential, recovery is more time consuming and it costs more. Sometimes these serious injuries can result in lifelong disability, such as paralysis and/or loss of senses. When there is lifelong disability, there are generally lifelong medical bills that go hand-in-hand, there may be medications that you will need to take, caregiver, or in-home nurse bills and many others. There are many permanent disabilities that will prevent you from returning to work at all, this means you will not be able to earn a living. Settlements and insurance payments are often helpful, but they may not be enough to cover all of your expenses, depending on the type of injury you have sustained. Any settlements that you may receive from insurance companies and workers' compensation may not cover all of your expenses. For this reason it is vital that you seek the legal aid of a skillful lawyer to discuss your injuries and potential compensation, as well as your options.
Representation from a Dallas Injury Attorney
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP we understand the difficulties that various serious injuries can bring. There are more effects on your life than the physical pain associated with an injury, sometimes the emotional, financial, and relational pain is far worse than the physical. If you have sustained a serious injury due to the negligence of another then you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. It is urgent that you seek the legal aid of a Dallas personal injury attorney from our firm immediately to discuss your options, and to have your case evaluated by one of our experienced and skilled lawyers. Our firm is dedicated to protecting your legal rights throughout your case, as well as seeking to obtain the highest amount of damages for your injuries. We are intent on providing the best one-on-one service that we can to each of our clients.
There are many ways that you can be injured, sometimes serious and sometimes minor; it is for this reason that we offer representation for a wide variety of accidents, including the following:
There are many ways to be injured in a pool, from lack of oxygen, shallow dives resulting in broken bones, and many others. There were over one million pool and in-ground spa drain covers that were recalled on May 26, 2011 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to unsafe amounts of water flow through the drains.
Amputation is not always associated with surgical procedure; there are many different ways that one can sustain an amputation injury. There are some working environments that are extremely dangerous such as a saw mill where there are running blades all the time. In environments like these it is quite common to incur an amputation injury.
Despite the medical attention readily at hand and the vast medical experience most doctors have, birth injuries are still a common occurrence. There can be many different causes of birth injuries, from natural abnormalities such as lack of oxygen, to medical machinery such as the misuse of forceps.
Broken bones are not only extremely painful, but there are other dangers associated with these kinds of injuries as well. Broken fingers can impede ones progress at work, whereas broken legs can keep one from going to work at all. There are many causes for broken bones, some of which are no fault of the victim.
There are several different degrees of burn injuries, from mild sunburn to the serious tissue destruction of a fourth degree burn. Depending on the severity of a burn, the recovery can be extremely painful and long-lasting. There is generally therapy involved in burn recovery, this means extensive hospital bills.
Injuries classified as catastrophic are generally life-threatening, disabling and/or crippling. These types of injuries are often sustained in serious car accidents and can include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even burn injuries.
These painful and devastating injuries occur when some part of the body is crushed under extreme pressure or force. The harm inflicted can range from bad bruises and shattered bones to amputation and fatality.
When a tire has a design flaw, it can lead to tread separation or a tire blowout. When the tread separates or when the tire has a blowout during use, it causes the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Defective tires can lead to catastrophic collisions, often causing serious injuries and fatalities to those involved. At times, the manufacturer of a defective tire can be held legally and financially responsible for releasing a dangerous and defective tire on the consumer market.
Disfiguring injuries are a very difficult thing to endure; the life altering consequences can be embarrassing and discouraging beyond belief. These injuries can often occur in car accidents, burn accidents, birth injuries and many more.
Electrocution often brings with it its own set of consequences in addition to the burn injuries and scars that often ensue. Some effects that come with electrocution include cardiac arrest, seizures, heat arrhythmias and even death.
Internal injuries can occur from severe impact as in a high fall, or a car accident. When a high impact collision occurs, the internal organs can be punctured by broken ribs or from a number of other causes. Internal injuries can be extremely dangerous because you generally cannot see the severe damage that has been done.
There are many different types of neck injuries; as such there are many different causes of neck injuries. One of the most common types of injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is not actually a medical term for an injury, it is a non-medical term used to describe a variety of injuries associated with rapid acceleration-deceleration.
Paralysis is the loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. It can be caused by many different things, such as car accidents and falls from a great height. Paralysis can be detrimental to one's livelihood.
Paraplegia is impairment in the legs, such as inability to move, or feel. This can occur from many different things that do serious damage to the back or legs. While not all paraplegia results in inability to move, most people who have paraplegia and cannot feel their legs still use wheelchairs to move.
Quadriplegia is also known as tetraplegia and is like paraplegia with the difference that quadriplegia affects the arms as well as the torso and legs. This is often caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord whether through sickness or high impact accidents.
Severe scarring results from such events as a car accident, when the victim is seriously injured, or from a fire when the victim is very badly burned. Recovery from these injuries can be very slow and painful, therapy and expensive medication is often involved in the recovery process.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue refers to muscle, organs, brain matter and basically anything that is not bone. Injuries to the soft tissue occur in accidents where part of the hard tissue is forced into the soft tissue, damaging it, or when a foreign object penetrates the skin and does damage to the internal organs or muscle.
Spinal Cord Injuries
There can be many causes for spinal cord injury, while most of them involve some sort of impact to the upper back and neck. If this ever occurs, the victim should be aware that this is an injury that requires medical expertise immediately.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The brain is a very delicate and important part of the human body. Damage to this organ can result in paralysis, loss of memory, and loss of other bodily functions, among many other affects. Causes for these kinds of injuries are generally from outside objects, such as surgical mistakes or high impact accidents.