4 Common Types of Serious Personal Injury Cases

In a perfect world, injuries would be rare and temporary. Unfortunately, negligence and recklessness lead to thousands of serious injuries in the United States each year through car accidents, commercial truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous drugs, and more. In the world of personal injury, everything is serious – but some injuries are more daunting and expensive than others. We call these cases “serious personal injury.”

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Arizona injury attorney for assistance at Miller Kory Rowe LLP. Our team is prepared to speak to potential witnesses, collect documentation, and build your case – giving you time to focus on your health and recovery. To learn more, call (602) 461-8640.

Breaks and Fractures

While less severe than spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and loss of limb, breaks, and fractures are serious injuries that require intense medical care. Depending on the location of your injury, you may be unable to return to work, write a letter, or leave the hospital. The resulting pain and suffering deserves compensation in a court of law.

A Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is characterized by damage to the spinal cord resulting in full or partial loss of motor control and sensation. These injuries leave victims paralyzed in the lower parts of their body (paraplegia) or in all parts below the site of the injury (quadriplegia).

Whether resulting from an automobile accident, fall, or defective product, spinal cord injuries impact the lives of victims and their families forever. Paralysis, devastating medical costs, and permanent care are all associated with spinal cord damage – which is irreversible.

A Traumatic Brain Injury

brain injury is temporary or permanent damage to the functionality of your brain. There are a number of ways to incur a TBI, including penetration with a sharp object, concussions, contusions, or anoxia.

Anoxia is caused by oxygen deprivation, while concussions and contusions are localized brain bleeds caused by heavy impact. A second brain injury can be fatal – so all injuries should be taken seriously from the beginning of your treatment.

Symptoms of a hidden bleed may include dizziness, nausea, confusion, irritation, stark personality changes, or loss of balance. If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident, see a physician as soon as possible.

Loss of a Limb

Some accidents result in an immediate loss of limbs, such as arm or leg amputation. In these cases, victims suffer permanent, irreversible damage that will require lifelong assistance. Losing a limb can result in lower earnings, PTSD, and months of rehabilitation.

Contact an Experienced Arizona Injury Attorney for Representation

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, contact an experienced Arizona injury attorney at Miller Kory Rowe LLP. Our staff is dedicated to your recovery and financial well-being. Call our office at (602) 461-8640.

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