There’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter personal injury. People have accidents every single day that require the help of a Palmer Lake personal injury attorney, some serious, and some fortunately less so. But whether your accident was life-threatening or not, you deserve compensation if somebody else was at fault. Below is our brief guide to the accidents and injuries that people commonly claim for.
Accidents You Can Claim For
As we said above, there’s no limit to the kind of accident you can claim for. That being said, there are a number of common accidents that cause personal injuries. If the accident wasn’t your fault, and it’s not on our list, call our 719-PAIN hotline. We can put you through to the best Palmer Lake personal injury attorney available, who can advise you whether your accident is worth claiming against.
Car accidents occur often, and can have fatal consequences. According to the National Safety Council, there were 40,100 people killed as a result of traffic crashes in 2017, and 642 here in Colorado. As such, it’s no surprise that they’re the most common personal injury claim. Unfortunately, even having a well-built car isn’t necessarily going to completely protect you. You’re always vulnerable to broken bones, soft tissue injuries, whiplash and more.
Motorcycle accidents are even more dangerous than car accidents. You aren’t protected at all if you’re hit by a moving vehicle. Combine that with the speed that you might be traveling, and there’s a huge risk of severe injury. Wearing a helmet and protective gear can help, but you’re still at risk of broken bones, road rash and more.
Bicycle accidents are on the rise, too. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, deaths as a result of biking rose 12.2% in 2015 alone. That’s alongside an incredible 45,000 cyclists injured in crashes. They even believe that the number might be higher, since police record only a fraction of incidents. The severity of a bicycle accident depends on the other party in the crash. If they were speeding or under the influence, your injuries might be severe, and you could be due a large payout.
Slip and Fall
Slips and falls are the most common injury sustained at work. They can be the result of improper safety regulations, incorrect cleaning processes, or poor weather. Whatever the reason, though, a fall can cause serious injury too. It all depends on the environment you’re in. If you slip and fall onto concrete, it can definitely be painful. But worse accident occur in workplaces like kitchens and building sites. Here, the environment can cause further injury. Falls involving boiling water or hot food, heavy equipment and falls from high up can be exceptionally dangerous.
Personal Injuries You Can Claim For
But whatever the cause of your accident, it’s the injuries that matter. Hospital bills and damages are what largely determine the value of your claim. Below are the five most common injuries your Palmer Lake personal injury attorney can claim for after your accident.
Head injuries are perhaps the worst that you can sustain. If serious enough, they can result in permanent disability or brain damage. Some of the highest payouts from personal injury cases are the result of head injuries. That’s because serious head injury and disability can require lifelong care. In the same way that the other party should cover costs for hospital bills immediately after an accident, they also have to cover estimated future costs, too.
Neck injuries are relatively uncommon, aside from whiplash. Whiplash is the result of the head moving forwards and backwards in a sudden, whipping motion. This strains, stretches and tears the muscle. As such, whiplash can be exceedingly painful if serious. You’re most likely to get whiplash after a car accident. That’s especially the case if another car shunted yours from behind. However, you can get whiplash from any accident that whips the head back and forth.
Back injuries are among the most painful you can experience. They make everything from working to sleeping a chore. The most common pain people suffer from is in the lower back. Unfortunately, lower back pain often requires the use of specialist medical equipment like braces and crutches, if serious enough. If not, you’ll need plenty of painkillers or pain relief creams. Along with physical therapy, these cost an awful lot of money. A Palmer Lake personal injury attorney can claim that back if the accident wasn’t your fault, along with damages for loss of enjoyment of life.
Injuries to the Extremities
Last but not least are injuries to the extremities. That’s a catch-all term that refers to injuries to different body parts, including:
- The hands, wrists and arms
- The feet, ankles, knees and legs
Injuries to the extremities don’t just involve broken bones. They can involve soft tissue injuries and joint damage, too. Joint damage especially can cause long term complications, and even disability.
So, does any of the above sound familiar? If so, you should call our 719-PAIN hotline! We can put you in touch with the very best Palmer Lake personal injury attorney available. And, if necessary, we can help you find physicians and chiropractors, even if you need Medicaid. Here’s how it works:
- Give our hotline a call.
- You’ll get through to one of our trained advisors, who can help you find what you need.
- They’ll ask you a number of questions, like where your accident was, how you were injured, and whether the accident was your fault.
- If your claim is worth pursuing, they’ll put you in touch with a Palmer Lake personal injury attorney (or a doctor, or a chiropractor, if necessary)
It’s as easy as that. So give us a call today to find out how we could help you!