Serious and Catastrophic Injury
What is a “Serious Injury?”
A serious injury is one that affects the way we live our lives for a prolonged period of time. Often times, serious injuries lead to job loss, extreme medical bills, a disruption in your family life, and in extreme cases, a shortened life span. Because these injuries are so significant, it is important that you choose your attorney wisely.
At Braswell Murphy, we are sympathetic to the challenges faced by injured people and their families. We understand what you are going through, and we will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your serious injuries.
Attorneys Kasie Braswell and Brian Murphy have a track record of success and have earned a reputation as hard-nosed litigators who are not afraid to go to trial to fight for clients. They have been recognized for their highly effective client service by Super Lawyers ® and Mrs. Braswell is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® (less than 1% of attorneys nationwide are selected for membership). Insurance companies respect us, and we believe that better settlement offers result because of our reputation and our dedication to our clients.
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, call 800-554-9260 to speak with an experienced attorney. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or you can contact us online.
Examples of Serious Injuries:
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
We have extensive experience assisting accident victims who have traumatic brain injuries (TBI), closed head injuries, concussions, and brain damage. We regularly represent the victims of severe spinal cord injuries, including people who have suffered paralysis (quadriplegia and paraplegia).
Herniated Disc and Nerve Injury (Neck and Back)
Paralysis is not the only catastrophic outcome of a spinal cord injury. A herniated disc by itself is pretty painful, however, often times, these herniated discs will impinge (press) on the nerves surrounding the disc. When this “impingement” occurs, it can be excruciating and can often times lead to spinal surgery, epidurals, discectomies, or (if surgery is not an option) permanent impairment.
Depending on the type and severity of the accident, people may suffer blunt force trauma to their internal organs. These injuries are very serious and many times do not present themselves at the scene of the accident. These types of injuries can lead to liver and kidney damage that can be debilitating and permanent.
Often, in serious accidents, debris (most often broken glass) can fly around the vehicle and cause serious eye injuries. Eye injuries, including corneal damage and blindness, are another common problem in car and truck accidents.
Compound fractures and joint fractures are among the most serious broken bones, leaving the injured person open to developing arthritis later in life. Fractures, are sometimes worse than an actual break. Fractures can be very tricky to diagnose and can require multiple surgeries and hardware (metal plates and screws) to repair.
Torn Tendons and Ligament Damage
Tendon and ligament injuries can be particularly difficult to treat and can cause recurring problems with age. The older a person is when they receive a tendon or ligament injury, the longer it will take to for that person to recover.
An experienced and aggressive lawyer can make all the difference in getting you the compensation you need and deserve. Call 800-554-9260 or fill out our personal injury intake form today. Calls are answered 24/7.
An attorney will speak with you personally. We offer a free consultation in all personal injury cases and you never pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.