Understanding Different Types of Injuries
There are accidents that result due to negligence on the part of others, resulting in different types of injuries. The attorneys at Your
Injury Attorneys Are Gridley, Ward & Hamilton in Ogden, UT can help you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
Although some injuries are minor, such as abrasions, lacerations, bruises, and sprains, others are much more severe. Some injuries are life altering, resulting in serious damage to the brain, spine or skin.
These types of injuries typically require extensive medical treatment, surgeries and in some cases, long-term care. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury due to another person’s negligence, contact us at 801-621-3317 to schedule your consultation.
Brain injuries are most commonly occur
due to motor vehicle accidents. These injuries can range from mild to severe. Even mild brain injuries can result in loss of consciousness, mood changes and memory loss.
Severe brain injuries are usually characterized by unconsciousness lasting more than thirty minutes, depression or irritability, nausea and vomiting, confusion, trouble speaking or loss of motor skills.
Some symptoms may not be immediately apparent. It's important to see a physician immediately following any trauma to the head. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure you receive compensation to cover your medical expenses and lost income.
Serious brain injuries typically require many tests and examinations. Rehabilitation may be required for any loss of motor skills. A brain injury is also likely to inhibit your ability to work. This can lead to high medical bills with little to no income to pay those bills.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can happen in a variety of situations, including car accidents, work accidents and slip and fall accidents. Damage to the spinal cord can cause severe, lifelong and sometimes irreversible damage.
Less severe spinal cord injuries are still likely to result in extensive time off from work and rehabilitation. More severe injuries can result in limited mobility and even a partial or full paralysis. Special medical equipment may be required if paralysis occurs.
Wheelchairs are necessary and most individuals must renovate their homes to make it more accessible. We will work to ensure you're compensated for your past and future medical expenses. We also seek compensation for lost income due to an inability to work.
First degree burns are generally not likely to cause severe damage or scarring. Anything above a first degree burn, though, can result in permanent damage. Burn injuries can include chemical, open fire or grill, electrical and radiation burns.
These burns can happen in the workplace or at home. A fire in the home may be due to faulty wiring by a negligent electrician. Medical expenses for burn injuries will vary based on the severity of the burns, the location of the burn and the extent of damage.
Some victims may require skin grafts or plastic surgery to repair the damage caused. As your attorneys, we will work to ensure you receive reasonable compensation to cover your medical expenses and any lost income due to time off work.
Utah Personal Injury Protections
The state of Utah guarantees that parties injured in a car accident are reimbursed a minimum of $3,000 regardless of who is at fault. We are solely dedicated to ensure that you receive these benefits in full.