Where do you turn after you have been involved in a car accident and you have received long-term or permanent injuries? Following an accident, many people might wonder how serious is too serious when it comes to accidents and receiving the compensation you deserve to help you through life. Being involved in an accident is already difficult enough. What happens when the medical bills are piling up against you and you aren’t able to return to work because you haven’t been cleared to do so? This is the case for many people who sustain a permanent disability every year.
Sometimes, you might have experienced what is a ‘residual’ injury, which is a long-lasting type of injury that can follow you through life, such as scarring and joint stiffness. If you are dealing with these injuries on a whole new level, you might find that the damages in your award can increase greatly, which can help you through this difficult time as you suffer emotionally, physically, and financially.
Common Types of Permanent Injuries
Scarring/Disfigurement: Scarring and disfigurement are some of the most common injuries that happen in car accidents every year. Scarring tends to mean a lot in damages depending on the circumstances such as young people who will need to live with the embarrassment of a scar the rest of their life, or the pain that these injuries can cause and the lack of mobility that might be felt in certain areas.
If you have received one of these permanent injuries, you want to show the insurance company in your claim that you have received medical opinions about the scars and that having them removed or repaired is going to be a difficult and costly experience for you. These bills can add up, and you want to be prepared.
Back/Joint Injuries: Any injury to the spine can cause trouble and permanent effects. You might feel discomfort for the rest of your life, or find that you aren’t able to move the same way that you would have been able to before the accident.
Ensuring That You Receive the Damages You Deserve
If you have been permanently injured and you are working to prove this, you might find that you are eligible for a variety of damages that will be useful to you. For instance, you might find that all of your medical expenses will be taken care of for you if you are able to prove through medical documentation that you have endured many different types of treatment. Perhaps you have seen multiple doctors and specialists, spent time in the hospital, and more. You will now be able to move forward and be able to afford the bills during a difficult time when finances are slim.
You might also be able to receive damages for lost wages after you have missed time at work, since permanent injuries tend to cause you to miss time at work, maybe even on a permanent level. You might be enduring physical therapy sessions, have issues with mobility that impact your life on the job, and more. If you are unable to earn wages, then this is an important set of damages that will be extremely useful to you.
You might also be able to compensate for aspects that are not easily calculated, such as pain and suffering. You might have felt emotional distress due to the accident or the impacts that it has left on your life. Perhaps you are feeling pain on a daily basis or experiencing such an accident has caused you great anxiety. No matter what you are facing, damages might be available.
We understand that it can be a life-changing experience to be involved in an accident that ends in long-lasting or permanent injuries. At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we want you to know that you have a legal team on your side who is willing to work with the big-name insurance companies and other party’s attorneys to ensure that your rights are protected if you have been injured by another party. We are here for you every step of the way, helping you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (304) 713-2014. We are here for you.
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Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these terrible accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This information should not be considered legal or medical advice.