Serious Injury Lawyers In Alabama
When it comes to personal injury claims, serious injuries are considered those that cause significant impairment, dismemberment, or loss of limb use. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be experiencing severe physical pain and emotional distress. Our team of skilled attorneys at Dothan Law Group can help you understand the laws that apply to your case and will aggressively represent your rights.
Types of Serious Injuries
Injuries may result in intense physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, or disfigurement. Those who suffer these types of injuries typically incur major medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages from time missed from work, and other expenses. Serious injuries may be considered:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain caused by an outside force. These injuries can develop mild, moderate, or severe symptoms in the victim. This can occur in any serious accident such as a car accident or a workplace accident on a construction site.
A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, can produce the following symptoms: seizures, numbness, weakness, slurred speech, extreme nausea, and trouble waking from sleep. If you notice any of these signs, speak with a medical professional and explain the situation that led to the injury.
If you are able to prove that the defendant acted negligently or with wrongful intention, and that these actions directly resulted in your brain injury, then your extensive medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income and other damages may all be accounted for in court.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering effects, including long-term recovery or even paralysis. If you suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s actions, you may have a personal injury claim against them.
A spinal cord injury is usually caused by any of the following situations:
- Displaced bone fragments
- Dislocated vertebrae
- Fractured vertebrae
- Ligament bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue
- Disc material rupturing spinal cord tissue
- Bone fragments compress or tear spinal cord tissue
A severe spinal cord injury can also prevent the victim from working and earning an income. When the injury-causing accident was a result of someone else’s negligence, legal action should be taken in order to help cover the costs associated with these types of injuries. At Dothan Law Group, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need after a serious spinal cord injury.
When someone suffers a burn injury, it can be a daunting and scary experience. If you or your loved one has suffered serious burn injuries in any kind of accident caused by the negligence or deliberate conduct of another party, make sure you understand your legal rights.
A burn injury is categorized based on its severity and the impact that it has on the person’s body. Serious burn injuries are also classified into one of three degrees:
Burns include the following damages:
- First-degree burns: These often occur from small situations and leave the skin red without signs of blistering.
- Second-degree burns: The skin will blister a bit and have a slight thickness.
- Third-degree burns: This changes the appearance of the skin completely and can have a white, leathery look.
Additional classifications are used for other burn injuries that are often far more catastrophic. Fourth-degree burns extend into the fat, fifth-degree burns extend into the muscle, and sixth-degree burns extend into the bone.
Burn injuries involve different kinds of damage to skin and possibly other parts of a person’s body, depending on the severity.
Potential causes for burn injuries:
- Chemical burns caused by exposure to acids, bases, and hydrocarbons
- Hot-water scald burns
- Electrical burns
- Car seater heater burns
- Burns from defective room or space heaters
- Fuel-fed fires from car accidents
Whether your injuries are minor or severe, you may have a right to compensation. Our burn injury lawyers will work with medical professionals to determine your future burn injury treatment needs and put together a comprehensive life care plan to recover the cost of that treatment from the at-fault party. Our personal injury lawyers at Dothan Law Group have handled numerous severe injury cases. Our burn injury lawyers will ensure that the people responsible for your burn injuries are held accountable for the incident. Your lawyer will review your case and answer any questions you may have.
Paraplegia / Quadriplegia
Individuals who are victims of a traumatic injury that leaves them in a paraplegic or quadriplegic state often lose the ability to care for themselves on their own. Paralysis often comes with lifelong consequences for the victim as well as their loved ones. Two of the most tragic forms of paralysis are:
- Paraplegia — loss of function from the waist down
- Quadriplegia — loss of function from the neck down
If you have suffered either of these forms of paralysis, you deserve to receive compensation for such a tragic, life-changing event. At Dothan Law Group, our firm works hard to provide outstanding legal representation to our clients. We understand the devastating personal and financial effects of a personal injury as serious as paraplegia or quadriplegia. Our aim in litigating these cases is to ensure that injured parties will have their needs met for the rest of their lives, by recovering compensation for medical expenses, home care services, rehabilitation, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Dothan Law Group has extensive resources and access to a wide network of experts, and we offer you the personalized, one-on-one attention you deserve.
Injuries resulting in amputation or loss of one or more limbs can alter your life and livelihood. When amputation occurs, it is often a consequence of a traumatic accident such as a car or truck accident, a motorcycle accident, a heavy machinery accident, a power tool accident, or errors in medical care. After losing a limb in an accident or injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you will need to recover full and fair compensation to cover your past and future medical expenses and losses.
Amputation victims often have many related expensive and painful challenges to cope with, including:
Emergency medical care
Use of a prosthesis (which will likely need to be replaced periodically)
Impact on employability in many cases
Lingering side effects such as chronic pain or phantom pains
Mobility challenges when a foot or leg has been amputated
If you have undergone amputation or lost a limb in an accident due to another party’s act of negligence, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney at Dothan Law Group as soon as you are able. We believe you should not have to experience these devastating consequences without being compensated by the responsible party or by the insurance company.
Common Causes For Serious Injuries
There are many different reasons serious and catastrophic injuries occur. Some of the most common include:
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Animal Attacks
- Workplace Accidents
- Defective Products
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Sports Injuries
Compensation for Serious Injuries
Though there are many types and causes of serious injuries, the one thing they all have in common is the major impact they have on the life of not only the victim, but those around them as well. Damages for serious and catastrophic injuries can be broken into several categories:
- Medical costs
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
Depending on the severity of the injury, there could be a number of added expenses that you may incur. No matter the situation, the compensation you seek can help cover these costs as serious injuries often require a lifetime of medical visit and potential rehabilitation costs.
Contact Our Dedicated Serious Injury Attorneys
The Dothan Law Group serious injury lawyers at our firm are dedicated to helping victims obtain the compensation they deserve and have a passion for holding negligent people and businesses accountable for their actions. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the complex legal system in the most favorable manner so they can continue in their life without having to look back at this unfortunate time. Attorneys at Dothan Law Group have extensive experience in assisting injured parties in serious injury cases, and are available to help you assess your legal, medical and financial options to reach the best result in your injury case.