What is a Personal Injury Claim?
Typically, personal injury claims are the result of the negligence of another person. Typical sources of personal injury claims include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Automobile accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective product claims
- Slip and fall claims
- Pedestrian claims
The term “personal injury” encompasses a broad range of injuries. Some are minor, but some injuries can be catastrophic. Most catastrophic injuries involve severe damage to the brain or spine that is often permanent. These types of serious injuries can cause life-changing disabilities with long-term consequences. Many devastating injuries occur in car accidents or trucking accidents, but they can happen anywhere; at work, in a slip and fall accident, on a motorcycle or in a bicycle accident.
Types of Injuries
These types of injuries usually require significant medical care and long-term rehabilitation therapy. Medical expenses will add up, and you may suffer a loss of income due to lost work time. You or a loved one may need specialized equipment such as a hospital bed, a wheelchair or any number of specific medical items.
Injuries can include:
- Brain Injuries-concussion, head trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Paralysis-severed spinal cord, paraplegia, quadriplegia, broken back
- Burn Injuries-skin grafts, plastic surgery, chemical burns, infections
- Amputation Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Fatal Injuries: may result in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of spouses, children, and parents
In a time of injury and crisis, you need a personal injury attorney you can rely on to represent you and your family in the best way possible.
You have to ask yourself…do you want a “quick” settlement attorney or an experienced attorney who will take the time to work with you and help you get the compensation you deserve?
If you or a family member has suffered life-changing injuries, you need an attorney familiar with the challenges that you are facing. We know how to analyze medical records and what experts are needed in your case. Your current and future needs must be considered. You need an attorney who is prepared to go to trial, if necessary.
John Leader has the knowledge and experience to help you and your family get the recovery and justice you deserve.