Car accidents can cause serious and catastrophic injuries. Therefore, many of these injuries result in long-term or permanent disability of the accident victim. Find out about which types of injuries are more likely to result in disability, and what you can do to secure your right to compensation for your suffering.
Critical brain injuries can cause irreversible damage. Oftentimes, victims who have an open or closed head wound and subsequent brain injury experience changes in their mood, gross and fine motor skills, and even their personality. Brain injury symptoms make it difficult for a victim to continue working. In fact, they even may result in the need for long-term medical care.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are like brain injuries in the fact that the damage done is almost always permanent. Unlike other parts of the body, the spinal cord has no ability to heal itself. If it becomes bruised, cut, or severed in a car accident, a victim likely experiences varying degrees of paralysis. Individuals who become paralyzed typically need extensive medical care, including home medical care, and live with chronic pain.
Trauma and Suffering
Car accidents often cause some degree of emotional trauma and suffering. In some cases, individuals can move on with their lives after a car accident. However, with particularly catastrophic accidents or victims who suffered devastating injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety are real issues. Depending on the severity of the mental illness caused by the accident, it’s possible that a victim will deal with the illness long-term. They might even find difficulty working and leading a normal life.
When to Contact an Attorney
One of the most important things you can do after an accident is contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Long-term disabilities caused by car accidents can be extraordinarily costly, and it’s crucial that you work with a lawyer who is adept at not only calculating what your current damages are but also what future damages are likely to be. At the Sarkisian Law Offices, we work tirelessly to advocate for you to receive the full and fair compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you have endured.