When evaluating whether or not you can bring a legal claim for an injury you have sustained, it is helpful to know some of the most common severe injuries that people may suffer from. There are many types of injuries that can significantly impact an individual's life. Most of the injuries discussed here have immediate consequences, in terms of medical bills, acute pain, and recovery time, but also long-term consequences, like physical therapy, lifestyle changes, psychological readjustment, and recurring or chronic pain. In this section, you can learn about the definitions and symptoms of various injuries and how those injuries might affect your life or the life of someone you love. You can also explore how to bring a legal claim for each of these injuries and learn about cases in which people have been able to recover compensation for their suffering.
Personal injury cases can include a wide range of physical trauma, from brain injury, burns, or loss of a limb, to chronic pain, nerve damage, and back injuries. In some cases, such as with traumatic brain injury, there may be associated cognitive, social, or physical impairments that can stay with you for a lifetime. Burns or loss of a limb can necessitate multiple surgeries and lead to permanent disfigurement. With injuries, such as the loss of vision or paralysis, a victim must learn a completely new way of interacting with the world and may require lifelong therapy and care. Some injuries, however, do not exhibit clear symptoms to onlookers, such as nerve damage and chronic pain. These injuries can be invisible, yet cause great anxiety and inhibit an individual's ability to participate fully in everyday activities that they used to enjoy.
Although horrible to imagine, personal injury cases can also be brought on behalf of a child that has been hurt. In general, children have the same right to compensation as adults for pain and suffering, and parents are entitled to compensation for the expense of their children's medical bills. Children also have lower assumed responsibility than adults because they do not understand risks in the same way. Because a child cannot represent themselves, it is especially important to enlist the help of an attorney to protect a child's interests.
You may also be entitled to compensation for emotional pain and suffering you may have sustained as a result of your injury. It is, of course, impossible to put a price on the suffering that you may have sustained from an injury's immediate and far-reaching effects. Emotional trauma from your injury may never go away. Monetary compensation, however, can help to support you in a difficult time, and give you the financial space you need to recover and provide for those who depend on you. If you or someone you love has experienced the physical and emotional pain of a life-changing injury, you deserve the help and support of someone who knows how to fight for personal injury victims. Call the Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal today to speak with us about how to move forward with your case or you can contact us online.