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Accidents happen every day, and most of the time, they are little more than an inconvenience. But, sometimes, a serious accident due to carelessness or recklessness can change your life.
These accidents are not just small mishaps. They can be severe and tragic. Car crashes, vehicle-bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and other types of incidents often result in serious and catastrophic injuries. If you are hurt in a serious incident, your life may never be the same, all because another person was negligent at that time and place.
When you have suffered serious bodily harm in an incident that was another person’s fault, you should contact our serious injury lawyers at Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC at (313) 462-7979. You can also contact us online to schedule an initial case consultation. When someone else is responsible for your serious injuries, you have the right to pursue compensation. Let our Detroit personal injury lawyers fight for you to receive the financial recovery you deserve.
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Defining Serious Injuries in Detroit
If you were injured in an accident in Michigan, which you believe was another person’s fault, then it is important to speak with an attorney. The type and extent of your injuries can significantly influence your personal injury claim.
If you suffered a serious injury or a catastrophic injury, then you may have the right to pursue a greater amount of compensation. But what kinds of injuries are considered serious or catastrophic?
Whether or not you suffered a serious injury can be up for debate. The at-fault party might claim you were not seriously injured. However, a court is likely to agree that you suffered a serious bodily injury if the harm you suffered:
- Involved a substantial risk of death,
- Caused a protracted and obvious disfigurement,
- Caused a protracted loss or impairment of a body part, organ, or your mental faculty.
You may also have evidence that you suffered a serious injury if it caused you to lose consciousness for a period or you suffered extreme physical pain. If you suffered an injury that impacted your ability to lead your normal life, you have a strong basis for claiming it is a serious injury and that you should be properly compensated.
If you suffered a serious injury in an accident caused by someone else, call our serious injury attorneys at Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC to discuss your right to pursue compensation. We have handled a wide range of personal injury cases, and we are familiar with identifying and proving serious injuries.
Defining Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are even more devastating than serious injuries. A catastrophic injury is one that often results from a sudden trauma and leaves you with a permanent disability and/or disfigurement. The consequences of a catastrophic injury are life-long, and they often make it impossible for you to return to your previous job or to work at all.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a catastrophic injury as the result of another person’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct, then contact one of our catastrophic injury lawyers at Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC. You have enough on your plate right now without having to deal with insurance companies and a lawsuit. Let us handle the legal and administrative tasks required to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Serious and Catastrophic Injuries We Handle
At Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, we are experienced in serious and catastrophic injury claims involving:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
If you suffer a concussion or a more serious TBI, you can have long-term side effects. Your risk of a degenerative brain disease also increases. Right now, you may be dealing with physical symptoms, including headaches, nausea, muscle weakness, fatigue, seizures, and more. Your ability to communicate may be limited. You might have a hard time thinking of the words you need or speaking. Your cognitive function may be negatively impacted by a TBI, as well as your personality. Considering the wide range of serious side effects a TBI can have on your life, it is important to speak with a Detroit TBI attorney about your rights.
Whiplash is an over-arching term for a variety of injuries you may suffer to your neck and upper back in an accident. In mild cases, whiplash may recover with rest, gentle exercise, and time. However, severe forms of whiplash can lead to torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It can also involve herniated discs in your upper spine or cracker vertebrae. These may require more extensive medical care, including surgery. Whiplash injuries are typical and often common in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and sometimes even pedestrian accidents
Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
Many types of accidents, including car crashes, other motor vehicle accidents, and slip and falls can lead to spinal cord injuries. If your spinal cord is moderately injured, it can impact your movement and sensation in areas of your body below the injury site. Partial severance of the spinal cord has a more severe effect. Your ability to move and feel may be greatly decreased, and it is often impossible for physicians to determine whether you will regain full function and sensation. A fully severed spinal cord will result in paralysis, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. These injuries are also associated with loss of bladder and bowel control, sexual dysfunction, and mental health consequences. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury and are now paralyzed in an accident or from medical malpractice, call a spinal cord injury lawyer right away.
Severe Bone Fractures
Many people break a bone or two throughout their lives, such as their arm, wrist, leg, or nose. It is particularly common in kids who fall on the playground or off their bikes. However, bone fractures are not always simple breaks that will heal with a few weeks in a cast. Because of an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, you may have suffered one or more complex bone fractures. These may require one or more surgeries to repair. You may need months of physical therapy, and even then, you may not regain full range of motion, strength, and sensation.
Burns and Scarring
Accidents involving fires or hazardous chemicals can cause you to suffer severe burns. If you suffer second-, third-, or fourth-degree burns, then you will require medical attention. The more severe and extensive your burns, the greater amount of scarring you will have. Burns take long periods of time to treat, and you may be a hospital or medical facility for months. You may also need multiple surgeries in the future to improve your appearance and physical capabilities. After suffering burns in an accident, do not hesitate to call our catastrophic injury attorneys.
Due to a severe injury to a hand, arm, foot, or leg, physicians may be forced to amputate that extremity or limb in order to save your life and improve your overall well-being. We have also worked on cases in which an extremity or limb was traumatically amputated during an accident. In either case, we realize you are now coming to terms with losing a part of yourself. You must relearn how to live your life, and you may not be able to do your job or participate in your favorite hobbies as you did before. In this situation, we recommend you speak with a serious injury attorney about your right to compensation.
If you were seriously hurt in an accident, whether you suffered one of these types of injuries or another kind of harm, do not hesitate to call us to speak with a severe injury lawyer. You deserve to have a knowledgeable attorney review your case and explain your rights and legal options.
Pursuing Compensation for a Serious or Catastrophic Injury
At Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, we are often approached by individuals who wonder if they can obtain compensation for their injuries, and if so, what is their case worth.
If you come to us with these questions, we will take the time to get to know you and listen to what happened. If we believe there may be evidence of another party’s negligence or intentional misconduct, then we will explain your right to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit and an insurance claim.
In our first meeting, we will not be able to give you a definite value for your claim. What your case is worth depends on a number of factors including your economic damages, meaning your financial expenses and losses related to the incident, and your non-economic damages, including your physical and psychological pain. Once we have thoroughly investigated your case and learned more about the type and extent of your injuries, then we will calculate an appropriate amount of compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of normal life
When you suffer a serious or catastrophic injury, your life will never be the same. You may have a very different future ahead of you. We make sure to take into account how your life will be different down the road because of your injuries, and to seek appropriate compensation for these changes.
How Our Serious Injury Attorneys Can Help
Many individuals and families who approach us after an accident wonder how we can really help.
Will hiring us make much of a difference in their case? The answer is yes, hiring a serious injury lawyer can make all the difference. By hiring an attorney to handle your claim for compensation, you have someone to:
- Conduct an independent investigation into the accident;
- Gather and analyze large amounts of evidence;
- Contact witnesses and gather their out-of-court statements;
- Hire expert witnesses to prove the other party’s fault and establish the type and extent of your injuries;
- Help you address the medical bills you cannot pay right now;
- Work with an insurance adjuster on your behalf;
- Protect your privacy against invasive insurance practices;
- Participate in settlement negotiations with an insurer;
- Protect you from low-ball settlement offers;
- File a personal injury lawsuit in the appropriate court;
- Adhere to all court rules and procedures;
- If necessary, represent you at trial.
Before you decide to take on an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit yourself, call us at Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC. Let us explain how we can help you through this process, and how we can improve your chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.
Contact Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC Today
If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in an incident that you believe was someone else’s fault, call our Detroit personal injury attorneys right away.
At Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, we are here to review your case and explain your legal rights and options. If another person’s negligence is to blame for your serious or catastrophic injuries, then we will represent you through the insurance claim and legal process. We will fight for you to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.