Being involved in an accident–whether a motor vehicle accident or other accident type–can result in a myriad of injuries. From scrapes and bruises to injuries that demand immediate medical care, there is no doubt that at the very least, an accident can be a rattling experience. However, there are some injuries that are more catastrophic than others. While fractures, the majority of external injuries, and soft tissue injuries will heal with time, some injuries can leave a person permanently disabled or disfigured. Consider these most catastrophic types of personal injuries–
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating types of injuries, and are certainly categorized as catastrophic. The spinal cord is the bundle of nerve that runs the length of one’s spine and is responsible for communication between the brain and the rest of the body; it is the pathway on which neurons travel.
When a spinal cord injury occurs, that pathway is disrupted. As such, neurons can only travel to the injury site, but no farther. This means that the victim is left partially or totally disabled from the injury site downwards. Spinal cord injuries are permanent.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Another type of tragic injury is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Traumatic brain injuries occur when the head is hit with a large amount of force, the brain is shaken rapidly back and forth, or the skull and brain are actually penetrated. A TBI can affect cognition, learning, memory, sensation, and emotion. While these injuries vary in their severity, it is possible for a person who suffers a TBI to be left totally incapacitated and reliant on the help of others for the remainder of their life.
Losing a limb is something that most of us cannot imagine. Sadly, amputation injuries affect thousands of people every year, and can be the result of workplace accidents, car accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accident, motorcycle accidents, and more. An amputated body part can result in disability, high medical expenses and the need for a prosthetic, psychological harm, and a diminished quality of life.
You Have the Right to Be Fully Compensated for Your Losses
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury in Revere or surrounding areas, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. By filing a personal injury suit against the at-fault party, you can seek damages for the full extent of your economic and noneconomic harm.
Call Our Revere Personal Injury Attorney Today
When you call The Law Offices of Alan Hildreth King & Associates, we will start working on your case immediately. We work hard to investigate your claim and determine liability, calculate your damages, and recover a fair settlement amount. You can trust our law firm to work diligently on your behalf when the outcome really matters.
To schedule a free consultation with our Revere personal injury lawyer, please call our law firm at (781) 284-2900, or send us a message using the intake form on our website. We work on a contingency fee basis.