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If you’ve been injured in an accident or on the job, your life may have been changed dramatically. Even something as seemingly minor as whiplash or back pain can dramatically alter your everyday life, including your ability to care for your family or work as you wish. More severe injuries, of course, can significantly alter the course of your life and that of your family. Injuries can be life-changing — they are far from minor.
For all types of personal injury, you want a lawyer who will fight for you and offer you and your family hope during a dark time of life. Feel free to reach out to me for a personal consultation. We will find a time and place that will work best for you, and you won’t be disappointed. When considering a lawyer, you’ll want a lawyer who is an expert at winning these cases. Here are common injuries that could potentially lead to a personal injury settlement:
Almost nothing is as frustrating or painful as injuring your back, especially as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault. Just the simplest movements can cause an arrow of pain to shoot through you, or you may find yourself unable to move comfortably for days on end. You might not be able to enjoy family time or be able to work without significant discomfort. Back injuries can be disabling and life-altering, and often lead to more physical problems and discomfort in the future.
Major injuries may also require extensive surgeries or recovery times. If you are unable to work while you recover, then there is the additional stress of not just expensive medical bills and costs for ongoing care, but providing for your family and paying for everyday expenses. In a back injury case, you want an experienced and savvy attorney who can fight to recover the lost costs you have incurred.
Your neck is one of the most important parts of your body, and if it is injured, it can dramatically impact your quality of life. The neck is responsible for movement of your head and connecting it to the rest of your body, making it a vital part. Not being able to move it can cause not just physical pain, but emotional as well — our head is how we view the world. The vertebrae, which connects your head down to your spine, can be herniated, dislocated, fractured, severed, or compressed, all of which can lead to different forms of serious neck injury. These injuries can have a significant impact on your ability to care for yourself and your family.
Neck injuries can take many forms, and having a lawyer who understands them and their impact is key. An experienced lawyer can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries, including medical bills and loss of quality of life.
If you’ve had a spinal cord injury, you know how serious they can be. Spinal cord injuries are severe, and may leave you with permanent paralysis or other limitations in how you can move. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year, resulting in an average estimated lifetime cost of $3 million, depending upon how severe the injury is. Each year, spinal cord injury is a leading cause of death and disability. After any spinal cord injury, the most important thing is to ensure quality of life afterward. Spinal cord injuries require a great deal of long-term care, not all of which would be covered by private insurance. Good healthcare and rehabilitation services are essential, and this requires appropriate long-term compensation for a lifetime of treatment and accommodations. In cases of spinal injury, especially a long-term injury, you need a lawyer who has handled these cases and knows how to fight for you and your family.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A Traumatic Brain Injury of any kind leaves lifetime effects. A TBI is an injury to the brain that changes and has an impact on how it works. A TBI can affect everything from executive functioning (organizing skills) to cognitive abilities (temporary or permanent) to language capabilities (forming words and sentences), making it a major injury with unpredictable short-term and long-term effects. So much of who someone is can be lost. A brain injury can cause physical damage, but it can also cause serious emotional and personal damage as well. People’s entire personalities and lifestyles can be changed by brain injury, and they may be fully dependent on others for the rest of their lives. This not only affects the person injured but their loved ones as well. For recovery or treatment, long-term high-quality medical and rehabilitation services are absolutely essential. However, these services are often not covered by private insurance, or the coverage is limited. This is why retaining an experienced, qualified attorney is essential to the long-term quality of life for anyone who has suffered a TBI. You need a professional who truly understands the long-term costs of such a serious injury.
Whiplash/Soft Tissue Injury
After an accident, even you may not immediately understand the degree to which you might have sustained a soft-tissue injury, such as whiplash. Even if you’re in a lot of pain, these injuries to muscles, tendons, or ligaments can be difficult to diagnose and pinpoint. However, just because someone else can’t “see” your injury doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. These types of injuries can also reveal themselves days, weeks, or months after the date of the accident, making them even more frustrating.
Even more frustrating can be dealing with insurance companies, which often take a hard line toward these sorts of cases. They might claim you’re overstating your injuries or that you sustained them somewhere other than during the accident. It can be a long, drawn-out fight to get the help you truly need, especially since soft tissue injuries can be long term or recurring.
Soft tissue injuries offer unique challenges that need a skilled, knowledgeable lawyer on your side. You need someone who can handle insurance companies and show them exactly what you need and why you need it.
No lawyer can guarantee results. However, I promise my clients that I am dedicated, prepared and can give them hope and one hell of a fight! If you have been injured in an accident or on the job, you absolutely must have a lawyer you can trust and be confident in their ability to fight and get the best for you. Please call me at 573-303-3015 or email me for an individual, private consultation with no obligation or pressure. Even if you choose another lawyer, I am certain you will gain knowledge from our conversation and be able to determine the best path to move forward.