Personal injuries can be physical or psychological in nature. When your mental or emotional state is injured, it is a psychological injury. Personal injury lawsuits are normally filed because of a defendant's negligent behavior, which resulted in your personal injury. The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to identify and compel the responsible party to compensate the injured party for their damages. Common types of personal injuries involve car accidents, premise liability, medical malpractice, product litigation, and workplace accidents.
Car Accidents Injuries
Car accidents can cause painful injuries that will impact you for weeks or even years to come. Some injuries are even common in motor vehicle accidents. When you're injured in a car accident, you will need to work with an experienced Jacksonville Florida personal injury lawyer. Some of the common car accident and trucking accident injuries include the following.
A whiplash injury is caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration that causes the neck to move forward and backward with force. When you're involved in a motor vehicle collision, your body usually jerks forward faster than it would on its own. The sudden jerk forward and backward is what results in muscle strains and soft tissue strains without breaking bone. Although whiplash does not cause bones to be broken, it can be very painful and it does take time to heal.
Scrapes and Cuts
A car accident may leave you with scrapes and cuts. As a result of the accident you may become cut from the impact of the vehicle, broken glass, or if you're hit by a loose projectile or object within your vehicle. Scrapes and cuts are painful, they can become infected, and they may leave scars.
Broken Bones or Fractures
Broken or fractured arms, legs, hips, and shoulders are common in a car accident. Car crashes put extreme force on your body and when the force is more than what your bones are able to stand you will suffer a painful break or fracture. Broken bones are common in all types of car crashes.
Lumbar strains are common and often result from the excessive force on the back such as lifting a heavy object, a sports injury, or a car accident. These types of traumas cause the ligaments, muscles, and tendons to stretch more than they are intended to. The excessive stretching is what results when moving forward and backward is what results in strains. These types of injuries can take weeks or months to resolve.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
A Catastrophic injury is an injury to the spine, spinal cord, brain, and could also include the skull or spinal fractures. A catastrophic injury is considered catastrophic because it leaves the victim with permanent damage and could also result in death. Some common catastrophic injuries are:
The CDC defines a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), as a disruption to the normal function of the brain that's caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a penetrating head injury.
Spinal Cord Brain Injury
The spinal cord is an extension of the brain. A spinal cord injury occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord from trauma or loss of its normal blood supply or compression from a tumor or infection. An injury to the spinal cord that occurs lower in the back could cause paraplegia and paralysis of both legs.
Work Related Injuries
Work-related injuries are any personal injury that occurred during the course of employment. Some common whiplash injuries occur from trips, slips or falls, being struck by moving machinery or falling objects, crashes and collisions, chemical exposure, overexertion, and repetitive stress injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel), exposure to loud noises (loss of hearing), walking into objects, and fights at work. If, you or a loved one have been injured while at work, consult a Florida personal injury attorney immediately.
Medical Malpractice Injuries
The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys defines medical malpractice as when a hospital, doctor, or healthcare professional causes an injury to a patient either through negligence or omission. The negligence could be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. In a medical malpractice case, an attorney must demonstrate that a violation in the standard of care occurred, that the injury was caused by negligence, and that the injury results in significant damages.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury due to someone else's negligence, speak with experienced personal injury attorney at Jax Litigaton Group. Jax Litigation Group offers no-charge case evaluations. We will explain you your options at your evaluation. Call for your free consultation today.