Types of Personal Injury

by admin on August 3, 2010

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, an accident on the job, through exposure to toxic substances leading to long-term illness, or even by food poisoning, you may need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to obtain the compensation that you need and deserve for your injuries.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are not the same as back injuries, although the two can occur together. Your spinal cord is part of your central nervous system. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis and even death.

New treatments for spinal cord injuries are constantly being researched and developed. A large part of that progress can be attributed to Christopher and Dana Reeve end the extensive work they did to bring attention to the subject. The most effective treatments, however, are often experimental and very expensive. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury the lifetime expense of your medical care and just meeting your basic needs will be more than most families can afford, even without cutting edge treatments.

Brain Injury

Brain injury can be very elusive. Your brain can be injured in an accident where there is no blow to the head and no visible wound. Symptoms can be intermittent and may not appear for days, weeks, or months.

When a brain injury occurs, the damage does not stop right away. Damage to your brain can continue to get worse over a period of days. As we saw in the case of Natasha Richardson, the initial symptoms do not always reveal the severity of the injury and delayed treatment can be fatal.

Neck Injury

Neck injuries can be injuries to the bones of the neck or the soft tissues. Like back injuries, a neck injury can also can a spinal cord injury. Neck injuries often result in a lifetime of chronic pain and can be disabling.

Whiplash is what often comes to mind when people think of neck injuries. Whiplash can involve injury to the soft tissues of the neck, but more often causes injury to the brain by causing the brain to slam into the inside of the skull.

Crush Injury

Crush injury is common in ATV accidents, rollover, heavy equipment accidents, and theme park ride accidents. Cush injuries often involve a hand, foot, or limb, causing damage so severe that amputation is necessary. Crush injuries can involve bleeding, bruising, nerve damage, fractures, and secondary infection. Crush injury can also lead to crush syndrome where toxins from dying muscles are released into the blood stream leading to more tissue damage, organ dysfunction, and even kidney failure.

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The website of Florida injury lawyers David Best, P.A. and Dutch Anderson, P.A. has a vast amount of information on personal injury and on your rights and possible remedies if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
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