When you’re hurt, the thing you want most is to get your life back. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents occur that lead to long-term injuries or permanent disability. In the case of severe injuries, the body just may not be able to heal to the point where you’re able to do what you used to.
Lawsuits for long-term personal injury are different from situations where someone broke a bone in a car accident or dislocated a joint when they slipped and fell. Because more medical care, more therapy, more pain and more life disruption are involved, the person who was injured deserves more compensation. The best personal injury lawyer for long-term injuries can help you get what you deserve.
What’s Considered a Long-Term Injury?
It’s never okay when someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence. Whether your body heals quickly or takes longer, if another person caused it because of something they did or didn’t do, you might be looking at a personal injury lawsuit. Some of the types of injuries that can require extended recovery times and may lead to permanent disability include:
- Traumatic brain injuries and other brain trauma
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Organ and tissue injuries
- Back injuries
- ACL injuries
- Connective tissue tears
Injuries that cause scarring or disfigurement also have a long-term impact, so victims deserve higher compensation. Long-term injuries also have a variety of causes. They might come from car accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace injuries or other situations.
Compensation in Long-Term Injury Cases
Monsour Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers pursue maximum compensation for our clients because we want them to be able to heal as completely as possible and to be able to achieve maximum enjoyment for the rest of their lifetime. If you were injured, you might receive compensation that includes the following:
- Medical bills – damages might include money for the care you’ve received so far, plus an amount for expenses you could incur in the future.
- Lost income – If you couldn’t work because of your injury, or if your employment possibilities will be limited in the future because of what happened, you could be entitled to compensation
- Pain and suffering – A long term injury could mean ongoing pain for your body, emotions and mind.
- Loss of consortium – Severe injuries are hard on relationships.
- Other damages – We can help prove the impact your injury has had on other aspects of life, prove there’s a direct connection and support you in pursuing compensation.
What You Can Do
Talk to our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible, so we can worry about your claim while you focus on getting well. As much as possible, do the following:
- Keep a journal that records your pain, your symptoms, and how your injury impacts different aspects of your life
- Record your trips to the doctor and the results of each checkup
- Take notes on conversations you have with your doctor and other healthcare staff
- Save correspondence with insurance representatives and keep notes of phone conversations
We’re here to help every step of the way. Schedule a free consultation to get started.