Traumatic brain injuries can result from medical negligence, work accidents, or physical abuse, but the most common forms of brain injuries are the result of car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Usually, brain injuries result from a blow to the head that causes a skull fracture, bleeding, or swelling of the brain. Trauma to the brain can impact one’s speech, recognition, senses, cognition, coordination, behavior, and memory.
Burn injuries are likely the most painful injury a person can sustain. not only is the injury itself physically and emotionally painful, but the recovery process is often lengthy and painful. It is not uncommon for burn victims to undergo multiple surgeries and skin grafts during their recovery process, each of which is painful and leaves the burn victim prone to life-threatening infections and a lifetime of serious health care challenges.
The birth of a child is one of life’s greatest moments. When that moment is compromised by the negligent conduct of a physician, hospital, or another medical provider, the toll it takes is enormous. Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and shoulder dystocia have a devastating effect on a child and a family. Moreover, taking care of a child that has been compromised by a birth injury presents unique emotional and financial challenges.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Life can change in an instant for victims of spinal cord injuries. There are approximately 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries every year in the United States. These injuries range from quadriplegia, paraplegia, and another paralysis. Consequences also include loss of sexual function, loss of bladder and bowel control, and increased risk for infection and other illnesses.
Nearly 78,000 pedestrians are seriously injured every year when they are hit by a truck or car. Thousands more are injured in falls or other incidents involved on the premises of others. These injuries range from minor scrapes to broken bones to paralysis and even death.
Construction sites, by their very nature, are dangerous. Employers are required to provide the safest site possible for their workers, which includes safety equipment and proper training. Accidents that occur on construction sites that are the result of an employer’s failure to provide adequate safety measures can be serious and devastating to the injured person. Likewise, lack of proper training can lead to serious accidents or even death.
Injuries To Minors And Children
Children are often more prone to suffer injury than adults. The serious injury or death of a child is a horror no parent ever wants to experience. However, when the unthinkable occurs as a result of the negligence of another, parents or legal guardians deserve to know their legal rights and remedies.