Avoidable accidents can result in a wide range of different injuries. Depending on the type and degree of that injury, the amount of financial compensation a person can seek will differ. For example, a car accident that left a victim with a broken arm would likely be worth far less than an accident in which a victim was permanently paralyzed. The amount of financial compensation a person can seek will take a number of factors into consideration. How much is the cost of medical care? Does the victim need prolonged rehabilitation? Is the victim suffering from continued emotional trauma? Listed below are some common types of injuries that result from avoidable accidents. You may be able to seek compensation by way of a settlement or verdict with the help of our injury firm.
Broken Bones & Fractures
Breaks and fractures to the bones of the body can be extremely painful and require extensive recovery. These injuries can be the result of car accidents, bicycle accidents and fall-related accidents, to name just a few.
Burns are classified by degree, and there are four different types. A fourth degree burn is the most serious, and can necessitate amputation of the affected limb. Some of the major causes of burn accidents are: dealing with hazardous chemicals at the workplace, electrical accidents at construction sites and post-collision fires.
Some injuries are deemed "catastrophic" because they result in permanent damage. If the victim of an accident can no longer live as they once could (ex: permanently confined to a wheelchair) then this may be classified as a catastrophic injury.
Accidents become even more emotionally charged when children are involved. If your child was involved in a car accident, injured by a dangerous product or otherwise suffered harm, then please contact our firm.
Eye & Ear Injuries
Humans rely on several vital senses to function in life. The eyes and ears provide images and sounds to the world around that are necessary for a full and happy life. When an accident damages one's ability to hear or see, their lives could be drastically changed forever.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spine not only affect one's mobility but can also mean adverse results for other bodily functions. These injuries most commonly occur due to serious fall accidents or blunt force trauma from a motor-vehicle accident.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The brain is the control center of the entire body. When someone sustains a brain injury, it is more than just their head that will suffer. Traumatic brain injuries can affect one's ability to taste, see and even speak clearly.
If you or a loved one were injured in the Santa Clarita area, then do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus today. Our firm offers free consultations for those who are interested in legal representation of their case. We can fight to see that you get maximum financial compensation so that your injuries don't go unaccounted for!