Commonly Seen Injuries in California Civil Lawsuits

  • When someone is injured due to the actions of another, it can be difficult to determine whether filing a personal injury lawsuit against them is the right path. 

    In many cases, if the victim has sustained a severe injury, such as the ones described below, a civil claim is generally the best option to attain compensation to pay for the treatment of their injuries. Read on to learn more about the most common types of injuries that warrant the filing of a California personal injury lawsuit.

    Traumatic Brain Damage

    The brain is the most complicated organ in the human body, and even the slightest amount of damage can be traumatic.

    Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI’s, are common in motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, and a number of other types of incidents. Depending on which part of the brain suffers damage, the victim may experience mood swings, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, an inability to express themselves, and more.

    Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries

    Spinal cord injuries and paralysis are often considered to be the same thing. However, you can suffer damage to your spine or back without becoming paralyzed. Severe, chronic pain is often associated with these types of injuries. 

    Those who do endure paralysis should take steps to bring the liable party to justice so that they can obtain financial assistance with medical bills and equipment, living expenses, and be compensated for the trauma they suffered. 

    Amputation

    No one ever expects to lose a limb in an accident but sometimes, when an accident is serious enough, amputation becomes necessary to an injury victim’s survival. Motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, construction site injuries and other serious accidents have been known to result in amputation.

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Although not commonly considered an injury, post-traumatic stress disorder is more common in accident survivors than you might think. Experiencing such a traumatizing event is sure to have a lasting impact. People who suffer from PTSD have been known to endure flashbacks, insomnia, nightmares, substance abuse, and self-harming behaviors on their journey to recovery.

    Broken Bones and Fractures

    Arguably the most frequently seen type of injury in any kind of accident is broken bones and bone fractures. Despite the fact that in many cases broken bones can heal over a period of time, this does not mean that they don’t influence the injury victim’s life for years to come. 

    Chronic pain, physical therapy, and trips to doctor’s appointments are just a couple examples of how a bone break could have a detrimental impact on your life. 

    Get Help from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Orange County 

    If you have suffered any of the previously mentioned injuries, or another injury altogether, and someone else is to blame, you may be able to bring them to justice and secure compensation for your suffering. 

    Get in touch with an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP for more information. We can be reached by phone at 1-844-404-2400 or via our website when you are ready to come in for a free consultation.