Time To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence? If the answer is “yes” then it’s time to get a personal injury attorney involved. The types of injuries we see in personal injury cases typically follow a pattern. However, any type of injury that requires you to seek out medical attention can warrant a personal injury lawsuit. That being said let’s take a look at some of the injuries that are typically part of a personal injury case. If you’ve been involved in an accident (of any type) where you were not at fault and you sustained any type of injury please call us today and we can provide you with full case consultation for free. You have nothing to lose. Many people make the mistake of not calling a lawyer because they believe their case doesn’t warrant a lawsuit. What we like to say to those people is that you don’t really know until you speak with an attorney. So it’s best to an error on the side of caution and speak with a lawyer, so that way you aren’t second-guessing yourself 6 or 12 months down the road when that injury is still causing your problems.
Head injuries can be very serious and are very common in a variety of accidents like car accidents, slip and fall accidents, bike accidents, and any type of accident or incident. “Head injuries” are typically injuries related to the brain, although you can have some head injuries that don’t involve the brain itself. But most of the time when we speak of head injuries we’re talking about traumatic brain injuries. These types of injuries can be very severe and the effect on someone’s life can be long-lasting and detrimental to the quality of life. Even simple concussions can create major issues in the short term and the long term. According to the University of Utah, someone can experience fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and several others in the short term. While in the long term someone can experience memory issues, depression, mental health problems, sleep issues, and other problems in daily living.
Traumatic brain injuries though are very serious in nature and can have long lasting effects on someone’s mental capacity. They are the types of injuries you can’t always see or feel right away like a broken arm or a laceration in your leg. Only in recent years has the science around brain trauma begun to enlighten both Doctors and the general public about the long lasting effects from a brain injury. There are several types of head injuries documented:
- Concussion – This is a direct result of the brain slamming against the inside of your skull.
- Brain Hemorrhage – This is uncontrolled bleeding within the brain. If the head hits something hard enough it can cause a hemorrhage.
- Edemma – This is swelling of the brain after the head sustains a direct impact. As the swelling increases the pressure increases in the skull causing severe headaches.
- Diffuse Axonal – This is where the damage to the brain cells is so severe that the brain itself has a loss of function, which is why it’s considered one of the worst injuries to encounter.
That all sounds pretty scary, which is why it’s crucial that you get a full medial evaluation after your accident. If you have not done that yet then that’s something we can help you with. We have a network of medical resources that can help get you evaluated immediately. We realize that some people don’t have the medical insurance to get these tests performed, but we can work with you to get you a Doctor who can assess your injuries before it’s too late.
The most common injuries from car accidents are neck injuries. The safety systems in a car are designed to mitigate damage to the rest of the body, but unfortunately, your neck is very susceptible to whiplash if you are rear-ended or if you have to come to a stop abruptly. The neck itself is a very sensitive and delicate part of the body that can be of great concern when injuries occur. Like most people know, your spinal cord runs through the center of your neck and there isn’t much protection when it comes to bone density around the neck. That’s why when you see a serious car accident or any other kind of accident the first thing the EMTs will do is try to stabilize the neck with a neck stabilizer. Those stabilizers are designed to keep the neck bones in place so that they don’t do any additional damage to the spinal cord. Injuries to the spinal cord can vary and if you’ve sustained an injury to the neck or spinal cord you should see a doctor right away.
At Combs Law Group we know the serious nature of neck injuries and how they can impact someone’s life or livelihood. We work with you to get the best Doctors involved to evaluate both the short and long term impact of such injuries. When you hire us as your personal injury law firm we will work diligently to not only get you the legal services you need but also use our network of medical resources to get you medical advice about your neck injuries. Call us today at 314-451-2711 or fill out a form and we will contact you immediately.
Joint injuries may not be as serious as a head injury or spinal cord injury, however, they can be very impactful of someone’s life or livelihood. One of the more common injuries we see in slip and fall accidents is a knee injury like a torn ACL. We also see hip injuries from work-related injuries. Whatever the injury is it can be serious enough to keep someone from being able to get back to work in the short run or in some cases cause long term arthritic issues. In those cases, the injury can be very detrimental to the individual. Grandparents aren’t able to play with their grandkids anymore or are not longer able to do yard work because of extreme arthritic pain. Those cases deserve compensation and we can help you get awarded for those negative changes in your life.
You probably don’t know that folklore suggests that “Break a leg” is a term that originated when John Wilkes Booth broke his leg while assisting Abraham Lincoln. Which would make sense since why else would you tell an actor to break a leg before they go out and perform? Anyways, the point is that breaking a bone is no fun even if it’s your small pinky finger. Bones have thousands of nerve endings that surround them and when you break a bone the pain is not from the one itself, but instead the nerve endings that wrap the bone. The skeletal system in the human body is quite strong and it takes an unusual amount of force to break bones. However, the laws of physics are always at play and if you are in a car accident and your legs thrust forward toward the topside your floorboards it’s likely you could break your legs. Or if you happen to be walking down the street one day and hit a patch of black ice on the pavement and in order to break your fall you land on your wrist it’s highly possible you’ll break your wrist. The good news is that bones heal over time, the bad news is that some of these bone breaks can impact your life greatly in the short term (and even in the long term in some cases).
Some broken bones can be deceptive though because you might break a small bone and feel some minor pain but not take it serious. Then over time that bone break can become more problematic with artheritis. That’s why we highly recommend that if you feel the slighest pain from an injury it’s best to go get an X-Ray and get a Doctor to evaluate your injury. If you don’t have a Doctor we can help you get in touch with the right medical resources to get you evaluated right away before it’s too late.