Car accidents that involve minor injuries rarely lead to a personal injury claim. This is because these injuries do not require considerable time off work, have minimal property damage, and the victim of the accident recovers and goes back to his or her life without much disruption.
However, car accidents that involve catastrophic or more significant injuries do require a personal injury claim. This is because the victim is burdened with compounding medical costs, cannot work, may be permanently disabled, and has experienced a decrease in their quality of life. In these cases, a victim seeks compensation to cover their expenses, but also to make them financially whole – so that the accident does not negatively impact the rest of their life.
If you were seriously injured in a car accident that was not your fault, the law allows you to collect compensation. You can recover for financial losses resulting from the accident and your injuries, including foreseeable future expenses. To unlock this right, you need a personal injury attorney with experience in car accident claims, like the team at Jacobs Law, LLC.
What Injuries Warrant a Car Accident Lawsuit?
Serious injuries are typically those involved in a personal injury lawsuit. Minor injuries are easily settled with a car accident claim filed with the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, there are instances where lawsuits are filed against an insurer even for minor injuries – especially when the insurer acts in bad faith.
Injury attorneys typically see the same categories of injuries when they take on a new case. These injuries can be debilitating, painful, and affect a victim for the rest of their life. Some common injuries that typically require a car accident lawsuit include:
- Concussions – A concussion is a milder type of traumatic brain injury. But minor does not mean that it is easy to recover from or that a victim would not have costs associated with that injury. Concussions often come from the airbag or a victim striking their head on an object in the car.
- Dental Injuries – Dental injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents, and often require costly cosmetic dentistry to restore a victim’s teeth.
- Back Injuries – Back injuries can be debilitating, especially if there is damage to the spinal cord or nerves. Victims may suffer from chronic pain, be unable to work, and require consistent therapy, medications, and numerous surgeries to recover.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries could leave a victim with permanent deficits. Chronic seizures, blindness, loss of the ability to speak, or even to take care of themselves are just a few permanent life changes that can result traumatic brain injuries. It is especially tragic because many such victims are never the same.
- Neck Injuries – The violent whipping motion of a motor vehicle accident is enough to cause damage to the nerves and delicate tissues of the neck. Victims may suffer chronic migraines, be unable to restore their range of motion, and suffer from constant pain.
- Facial Injuries – From the airbags to burns to cuts, facial injuries in a motor vehicle accident are common. While minor bruises and scrapes might not warrant a lawsuit, catastrophic injuries that require reconstructive surgery or that leave a victim permanently disfigured certainly do.
How an Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one is suffering from significant or long-term injuries as the result of a motor vehicle accident, you need an advocate ready to fight for your right to compensation. Jacobs Law, LLC is here to help you and your family. We understand how difficult these injuries can be to live with, and we want to help make the recovery process as easy as possible.
While we might not be able to correct your injuries, or bring back a loved one, we can help restore your family’s financial security.
Speak with an attorney today during a free, confidential consultation, or request your appointment online.