What Is a Serious Injury in a Car Accident?
If you were injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be entitled to seek compensation from the person responsible. However, you might feel overwhelmed in the days and weeks after a crash and unsure whether your injuries are serious enough to warrant filing a claim.
You don’t have to navigate the insurance and legal systems alone. The legal team at Stokes Stemle, LLC is here to provide examples of some serious injuries and how our attorneys can help you after a car accident.
What Is Considered a Serious Injury in a Car Accident Case?
There are no hard and fast rules about what classifies as a serious injury in an Alabama car accident case. While the devastating nature of some injuries — such as lost limbs or paralysis — is evident, even “minor” injuries can seriously impact a person’s life. For instance, symptoms of whiplash can prevent an injured person from performing their job duties. This can result in financial and psychological consequences and physical pain.
Some car accident injuries require swift and extensive medical intervention, even if they are not life-threatening. Treatment can cost thousands of dollars and extend over months or years. An individual may also be unable to work while they heal or unable to return to their previous job duties, all of which can severely impact a person’s livelihood and well-being.
An injury that results in costly medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, lower quality of life, or physical pain and suffering could be severe enough to warrant filing a claim to seek compensation. Contact a car accident attorney to learn more about whether you have a case.
Examples of Serious Car Accident Injuries
Some serious injury examples from car accidents that we see in the cases we handle include the following:
- Severe burns, scalds, and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Lost limbs
- Severe fractures
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Loss of vision
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
How Can Our Attorneys Help?
Filing a personal injury claim can be time-consuming and complex, especially while healing from injuries. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. An experienced car accident attorney at Stokes Stemle, LLC can handle every detail of your case so that you can focus on your health. We can investigate the crash, determine who is responsible, and identify all possible sources of compensation. Our legal team will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome.
Our lawyers can help you calculate the value of your financial and personal losses resulting from the accident and help you pursue compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages due to missed time at work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage