Permanent Injuries, What Should You Do?

Permanent Injuries, What Should You Do?

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Permanent injuries can consist of numerous things. A permanent injury can consist of a disability, disfigurement, dismemberment, or scarring. A permanent injury is not limited to physical injury only but some psychiatric conditions as well like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anxiety. In some instances, permanent injuries sustained as a result of a personal injury can prevent you from returning to your job. Permanent injures can also lead to other medical assistance like home healthcare. Home healthcare service is necessary when a person’s injuries are so severe they require regular visits to their home by healthcare professionals such as nurses. Home healthcare service is very expensive.

Do You Have Permanent Injuries?

It is important to ensure that any personal injury you sustained is documented. If you have a permanent injury your doctor should indicate it in your medical records. This would include the likelihood of you having permanent damage as a result of your personal injury.

If you are a victim of a personal injury and are experiencing pain, you should see a medical doctor as soon as possible. Waiting it out or waiting for it to get better on its own is not an option.

This is important because permanent injuries can lead to higher rewards when you hire a Personal Injury Attorney. The idea is to ensure the reward you receive offsets the loss of future income. The need for future medical care helps determine the value of your case. There also does not need to be any gaps in treatment so your personal injury attorney can prove your permanent injuries were related directly to the accident.

Were Your Permanent Injuries Caused by Someone’s Negligence?

Serious accidents can result in bodily injuries. Often, these bodily injuries require extensive medical treatment. Most catastrophic injuries are permanent in nature. The most common bodily injuries that result in some permanent impairment are:

  • head trauma
  • broken neck
  • broken back
  • decapitation
  • disfigurement
  • severe burns to the body
  • brain injuries
  • nerve damage
  • loss of vision
  • scaring
  • paralisize
  • damage to the body as a whole

When a person suffers permanent injuries from a car collision or work-related accident, it can be devastating not only to that person but to their family. It can affect their ability to work and earn a living and provide for their family. Healthcare bills can be devastating especially when the individual does not have healthcare insurance.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Resulting In Permanent Injuries

If another person was at fault and caused your permanent injuries, you could be entitled to a reward. If you suffered permanent injuries due to a car wreck, you can bring a claim against the at fault driver and their insurance company.

The amount of money that you are able to recover is generally limited by how much insurance covers the at fault party had in place. If the at fault party does not have enough insurance coverage to make you whole, you may be able to recover additional money from your own Underinsured Motorist coverage.

The chances are higher of suffering permanent bodily injuries when they involve a collision with an 18 Wheeler, or a motorcycle accident. A collision with an 18 Wheeler can result in more serious are catastrophic injuries of a permanent nature because of the large size of these semi-trucks and trailers. These large trucks weigh more and take longer to stop which increase the change of a serious collision.

A motorcycle accident can result in serious permanent bodily injuries due to their light weight, high rate of speed, and lack of being enclosed. Motorcycle accidents often can result in serious head trauma or brain injuries even when the rider was wearing a helmet.

Workers Compensation Claims For Permanent Injuries

When you sustained a work-related injury while you are on the job, your personal injury Attorney can help you bring a Workers Compensation claim against your employer and their insurance carrier. Usually, if your employer has workers compensation coverage in place, you are not allowed to bring a civil lawsuit against her employer. This is called the exclusive remedy law. These claim are complex.

Workers compensation coverage  is simply a type of insurance that covers your medical bills and pays you a percentage of your loss wages while you are out of work from the injury. If you are hurt on the job, you should contact one of our experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers immediately.

 

What Types Of Compensation Could You Be Entitled To?

Depending on the severity of your injury and the amount of pain your experiencing, you could possibly receive a fair and favorable reward. For example, if you sustain a back injury, or traumatic brain injury it can cost millions of dollars in future medical treatment over your lifetime.

You could be entitled to:

  • Reimbursement for your medical bills
  • Loss wages (present and future)
  • Cost of medical devices
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and Suffering

What To Do When You Suffer Permanent Injuries?

Pepper and Odom Law firm represents victims that have suffered permanent injuries or other injuries that are catastrophic in nature. Our permanent injury Attorneys are here to help during these very difficult times. If you or a loved one has suffered permanent injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contact one of our injury Lawyers today at 601-202-1111 in Mississippi or 205-250-1107 in Alabama.

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