Any injury can cause discomfort and pain. Serious injuries, however, can have more severe consequences. These injuries can lead to disabilities and lifelong pain and may warrant legal action. You can learn more about types of injuries and your options to pursue compensation by calling our friendly professionals at Brain Injury Law of Seattle at (425) 307-6001.
COMMON CAUSES OF SERIOUS INJURIES
Severe injuries can have many causes. You may require medical treatment if you got hurt in a:
Car accidents, like head-on, rear-end, or side-impact collisions can cause serious injuries.
Many motorcycle accidents lead to serious injuries because motorcyclists have limited protection.
On-the-job injuries can occur when workplaces fail to follow all safety guidelines.
You may get into a bicycle accident if other drivers fail to exercise due care or sidewalks are improperly maintained.
Even if you are diligent in following the rules of the road, being out and about in Seattle on foot puts you at risk of being struck by a vehicle.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents represent one of the leading causes of injuries in Washington.
Dog & Animal Bites
Dog attacks can leave you with deep puncture wounds that may become infected due to the bacteria in the animal’s mouth.
Lead Poisoning & Asbestos
Some old houses in Seattle contain contaminants like asbestos and lead. Exposure to these items can lead to severe illnesses.
You can seek medical care if you get hit by a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or big rig.
Any accident that takes place on the water may qualify as a maritime injury. It’s not uncommon to get hurt while working on a boat or engaging in recreational activities.
Companies have a responsibility to produce safe products. Unfortunately, sometimes they fail to uphold this duty.
Medical Malpractice Cases
We count on healthcare providers to protect our health, but sometimes these professionals make dangerous mistakes.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes provide care for elderly and disabled individuals. Members of the staff can cause injuries through abuse and neglect.
Business owners that allow hazards to develop on their property may end up responsible for an accident.
Sometimes, a serious personal injury can be fatal, resulting in the loss of life.
TYPES OF SERIOUS INJURIES THAT CAN BE LIFE-CHANGING
While the most common types of injuries vary based on the type of accident. Examples of injury types with the potential to change your life include:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Many people experience a TBI after facing trauma to their skull. Doctors may diagnose you with a TBI after a car accident, for example.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries reflect damage to your vertebra. Any damage to your spine – including your neck – can lead to paralysis.
Many people wonder if a broken bone is a serious injury. Broken bones can take months to heal and may impact your mobility during the entire healing process.
Burns, Scalds, & Scars
Burns are very severe injuries that can lead to infections. Scalds resemble burns, except they generally are caused by hot water or steam. Scars can result from burns and scalds, among other injuries, and may limit your mobility or affect your confidence. If your profession was dependent on your appearance (modeling, for example), you may also lose potential earnings.
Head & Neck Injuries
Head and neck injuries – like concussions and whiplash – can leave you with lasting problems, like dizziness, confusion, and pain.
You should always take internal injuries seriously. These injuries may indicate damage to your organs, which could become deadly if not treated.
Loss of Limb/s
The loss of your arms or legs can change the rest of your life. You may lose a limb in a car collision or other accidents.
Lack of oxygen can damage the tissue in your brain, leading to lasting injuries.
CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES
Are you dealing with the aftereffects of a severe injury? You may face quickly rising medical expenses after an accident, with costs related to surgeries, hospital stays, and physical therapy.
You can seek compensation to cover these losses by filing a claim against the person who caused the accident. Our personal injury lawyers can advise you about the best way to seek damages to cover your losses, either through an insurance settlement or a lawsuit.
HIRE AN EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE, & TRUSTED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY TODAY!
If you have a serious injury, you can secure legal assistance by contacting our team at Brain Injury Law of Seattle. We put our clients first and focus on reaching fair resolutions. Call (425) 307-6001 to discuss your case with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.