Overview of Serious Injuries

If you’ve been involved in an accident and suffered a serious injury, you may be entitled to receive damages from the person responsible for the accident. A skilled Westlake Village personal injury attorney may be able to help you with your case.

A serious injury is distinguished from other types of injuries in that it is long-term or permanent in duration, and there is damage done to at least one body system, usually the central nervous system. As a result of a serious injury, the person may experience a decreased ability to communicate with others and a loss of bodily movement, sensations, or cognitive abilities. An unfortunate consequence of suffering from a serious injury is that the person is often so debilitated that he or she is unable to gainfully work over an extended period of time.

Serious injuries include brain damage or other head trauma, loss of the limbs, blindness, paralysis, severe burns, or multiple broken bones. There can be secondary effects of serious injuries, as well: if a disruption of your central nervous system results from your serious injury, you may experience failure or damage in other body systems, such as the respiratory system, the circulatory system, and the urinary system.

There are many different scenarios under which a serious injury may arise: car crashes, using a product that turns out to be defective, negligence on the part of others, assault or battery, environmental violations, medical malpractice, work-related injuries, even simple slip-and-fall accidents.

Serious injuries last for an extended time and are therefore more expensive and complex than lesser injuries. There are bills to pay for emergency room attention, hospitalization, medical attention, surgical procedures, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and counseling. The injured person must also take into account additional expenses that might be incurred from further injuries or unforeseen complications that later arise out of the serious injury.

If you’ve been in an accident and suffered a serious injury, you may be able to get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Get the help you need from a dedicated Westlake Village personal injury attorney. Gary Mitchell is an experienced personal injury attorney serving the areas of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura County. Call today for a complimentary, risk-free consultation.

Gary Mitchell, Attorney at Law
Westlake Village Personal Injury Lawyer

4195 East Thousand Oaks Blvd Suite 240A
Westlake Village, California 91362

Phone: (805) 449-4243
Fax: (805) 449-4245

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