Common Injury Types
Injuries can and do happen to anyone. The reasons are plenty, from being involved in a car accident to slipping and falling in a store to being bitten by a dog to using a defective product, just to name a few. Suppose you are dealing with injuries and their accompanying life interruptions and medical expenses. In that case, you need to know that legal help is available to help you recover those damages and fight for your rights. This is where the compassionate, experienced accident attorneys from Maho Prentice, LLP come in. Don’t try to tackle a claim on your own, the law is very complex, and any mistake could cost you dearly. Set up an initial appointment to talk about your case with us and listen to the legal options available to you.
Dealing With An Injury
An injury is when you receive damage to any part of your body. Injuries can happen in an accident or through acts of violence and you could get injured anywhere. The degree of an injury can range from very minor to extensive and severe. Minor ones can be easily managed at home, while major ones may require hospitalization, medical intervention, and continued care. Some of them may even become permanent, having a major impact on the life of whoever suffers them.
Most Common Types of Injuries
There are the types of injuries that tend to happen more often:
Despite how strong bones are, they can break during accidents, particularly when they are hit with too much force and forced to move in an unnatural way. When they break, bones cause a lot of pain, and, in many cases, they do not heal properly. In some cases, broken bones require reconstructive surgery and extensive therapy.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Sprains, strains, whiplash, bumps, bruises, lacerations, abrasions are just some of the injuries that result when excessive force is exerted on the body. These injuries may happen in car accidents but are also quite common in slip and falls. These injuries tend to be accompanied by more severe ones.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The importance of a healthy spinal cord is easily understood. It transmits messages from the brain to the rest of the body. With severe trauma, an injury may impact it, whether it is from a heavy blow or the penetration of a sharp object. These injuries are very worrisome since they can truly derail a person’s life. The consequence of damage to the spinal cord is partial or full paralysis. Patients who suffer this injury have to rely on adaptive devices to function on a daily basis and require help performing many activities of daily life.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Sadly, there are hundreds of thousands of traumatic brain injuries every year, most of which are the result of car accidents. They can range from a concussion to brain damage. TBI may result in memory loss, headaches, dizziness, difficulties concentrating, and other sensory issues. The number of medical bills might leave you and your loved ones in a shaky financial position. This is when you need the legal guidance of the accident attorneys at Maho Prentice, LLP. Focus your energy on your health and leave the legal aspects in the hands of our experienced team.
Mental Health Issues
Your mental state should never be overlooked after an accident. You might keep reliving the incident, have difficulty falling asleep, experience intense fear, feel anxious, sad, or irritable, or be unable to concentrate. Look for a licensed mental health professional to help you deal with what is likely PTSD.
Know Your Rights When You Suffer an Injury
Facing the medical and financial consequences of an injury can feel like an insurmountable problem. You may be scared and worried, may have lost your job, and may be facing an uncertain recovery. Let the accident lawyers at Maho Prentice, LLP listen to your case and review it. We will help you determine whether you should pursue a personal injury claim and fight for your rights. Don’t wait; set up an appointment today.