Accident Injuries Personal Injury Claims Seek Compensation For
The world is a dangerous place where the risk of being involved in an accident of some kind or another is ever-present. We spend massive amounts of time in our lives behind the wheel at risk for severe car accidents. The very ground we walk on while shopping or at work can contain tripping hazards. Many of us work jobs that come with some degree of risk of an accident occurring. In the event that we do get involved in an accident, there is a chance that you can suffer severe injuries that can seriously disrupt your life with a number of damages. It is because of this that civil law allows for personal injury claims to seek compensation from those whose negligence contributed to the accident that caused your injuries. These personal injury claims focus on a variety of injuries but there are a few that are significantly more common than others.
Personal Injury Claims and Accident Injuries
Sand Law has been handling personal injury claims in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area for years and has assisted a vast number of those that have suffered severe injuries at the hands of negligent parties secure settlements to cover damages they sustained. Our lawyers can assist you with the claims process and ensure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies.
With personal injury claims, it falls to the claimant to prove that the negligent party in question was responsible for the accident that caused the claimant’s injuries because said party failed to address risk factors for an accident despite knowledge of them. On top of this, there are negotiations, investigations into the accident, gathering evidence, etc. that needs to happen to build up your case. Don’t attempt to handle all of this alone. Contact Sand Law by either calling our office at (651) 571-4125 or contact us online.
Common Injuries Associated With Personal Injury Claims
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common injuries–and most dangerous–that are the focus of many personal injury claims is the traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is a type of injury where the skull and brain suffer damage as a result of a powerful physical force that acts upon the head. This can come in the form of blunt force trauma when some kind of object strikes the head or violent jerking movements of the head as well. Traumatic brain injuries are known for their risk of causing severe brain damage that affects cognitive functions and the tendency for the damage they cause to be permanent. Some of the more common traumatic brain injuries that people suffer include:
- Brain Contusions
- Coup-Contrecoup Injuries
- Diffuse Axonal Injuries
- Penetrating Brain Injuries
These traumatic brain injuries all cause varying degrees of damage with some like concussions being considered more mild and others like penetrating brain injuries being especially severe. Regardless of severity, any injury to the head should be examined by a physician as soon as possible.
Injuries to the back are common in personal injury claims, many people slip and fall only to land on their back or are suffer trauma to the back in a car collision. The back contains one of the most important parts of the body which is the spinal cord. Damage to it can interfere with its functions of providing structure to the body and more importantly, relaying sensory information to and from the brain. Spinal injuries can be quite severe and sometimes permanent when the spinal cord suffers damage. Spinal cord injuries are typically considered one of the worst kinds of back injuries. Those that suffer damage to their spinal cord because of a slipped disc, fractured vertebrae, or some other trauma are at risk for paralysis, incontinence, and sensory problems.
Damage to the spine is not limited to the back. Our necks are also at risk for severe injury in an accident. One common neck injury sen in many a car accident claim is whiplash. This injury occurs in accident scenarios where a victim’s head is violently jerked because of some kind of impact with their vehicle. This violent jerking movement can inflict damage to the neck that can sometimes not display symptoms for a period. However, whiplash can result in dangerous complications if left untreated.
Many accidents may involve flammable substances or hot surfaces that can cause severe burns to anyone involved. Burn injuries can consist of much more than being exposed to fire. While fire is among one of the more common causes of severe burns, hot surfaces, hot liquids, and dangerous chemicals can also cause dangerous burns. Burn injuries can range from first to third-degree burns that can damage nerves, cause permanent scarring, and internal organs.
Broken or Fractured Bones
While it may not seem to be as serious of an injury, a broken or fractured bone still has the potential to cause serious damages. Broken or fractured bones are typically good as new after several weeks or months in a cast but there are some bones that can be very dangerous to break like the pelvis, skull, or vertebrae. Broken bones can affect a person’s ability to work resulting in reduced pay and can be very painful as well.
CONTACT EXPERIENCED MINNESOTA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident then you may be entitled to compensation. A liable party could be at fault for the accident that caused your injury through their negligent actions. Consider contacting Sand Law about how we can help you get the compensation that you need to pay medical bills and deal with lost wages. Our lawyers have years of experience in helping clients determine who is liable for their injuries and aggressively pursuing compensation for those with injuries that resulted from the negligent actions of others.
Consider contacting Sand Law about a possible personal injury claim and how we can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Your primary concern should be recovery and we understand that balancing that with an injury claim can be difficult. Allow us to represent you and help secure a settlement you are comfortable with while you heal.
Sand Law LLC
7650 Currell Blvd #3140
Woodbury, MN 55125