Common Causes of Serious Injuries
A serious injury claim can occur for many reasons, such as:
- Vehicle accidents: You could be involved in an accident involving an automobile, truck, bus, or motorcycle resulting from the negligence of another driver.
- Slips and falls: You might be visiting a neighbor and experience a severe injury when slipping on the ice on their front porch.
- Medical malpractice: You may receive advice or undergo a treatment regimen prescribed by a doctor that worsens your condition.
- Pedestrian accidents: An injury can occur when you’re walking down the street. A drunk driver could strike you when they stray onto the sidewalk or run a stop sign or red light. A neighbor’s dog may jump the fence and attack you as you pass by.
- Defective products: In many cases, the household products and other items we use daily are safe. However, a mistake resulting from the manufacturer’s negligence can lead to a serious injury.
- Violent crime: You could become the victim of an assault, robbery, shooting, or another criminal act that causes a significant injury.
A capable serious injury attorney can determine whether you may be entitled to damages and devise an effective legal strategy to pursue financial recovery.
Types of Serious Injury
Serious injuries can cause long-term or permanent damages, which can affect an individual for the rest of their life. At Spear Greenfield, our experienced team of serious injury attorneys will make sure you get the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve after being hurt by a negligent party. Some of the serious injuries our firm has experience handling are listed to the right.
A serious injury lawyer may also be able to assist you if you experience any of these injuries:
- Internal: A fall, auto accident, or act of violence can damage your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, or other vital organs, resulting in a potentially life-threatening situation.
- Traumatic orthopedic: Your accident could result in badly broken bones that require multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation to heal. These injuries can also significantly reduce your quality of life.
- Amputation: An accident may cause an injury so severe that amputating an arm or leg and the permanent use of a prosthesis is the only choice.
- Hearing or vision loss: An accident that causes extensive ear or eye damage could prevent you from working or resuming a normal lifestyle, possibly entitling you to serious injury compensation.
- Facial: A severe injury to your face can lead to several rounds of expensive plastic surgery or leave you permanently disfigured.