Helping People Recover From Serious And Catastrophic Injuries
A serious injury typically has a strong negative impact on many aspects of life simultaneously. Someone with a serious injury may ultimately recover a nearly normal state of well-being, but the road to recovery is typically lengthy and challenging. Serious injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Burn injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Ligament damage
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Broken nose
- Broken jaw
- Broken orbital bones
A Medical Emergency, Follow-Up Medical Care, Therapy And Rehabilitation
First, there is the medical emergency at the time of the accident. Timely, high-quality medical care in the critical early hours and days after an accidental injury can make a great difference in the injured person’s recovery overall. Stopping the loss of blood, preventing stress to nerves, and preventing infection are often critical pieces of the initial medical treatment needed after a serious injury.
After the initial trauma is past, an injured person will likely need a long period of rest and recuperation to encourage healing. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and any other recommended types of therapy and rehabilitation all require time, effort, and commitment. Ultimately, many people with serious injuries do recover well, but the road to recovery is full of challenges and special needs.
Sources Of Financial Stress For Injured People And Their Families
In addition, there is nearly always a great deal of financial stress accompanying a serious injury. Experts have found that personal injury lawyers also help injured people recover higher settlements, more quickly. Furthermore, a personal injury attorney has experience proving negligence and recovering compensation from negligent parties such as property owners, manufacturers, service providers, and motorists. If necessary, a skilled attorney can take a case to trial.
Wilmington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Catastrophic injuries, on the other hand, typically leave a person with significant disabilities or permanent injuries to cope with long term. Catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Very serious burn injuries
- Toxic exposure injuries that may leave a person with lifelong immune system disorders
- Neurological impairments
- Vision damage
If you are now paralyzed or incapacitated due to a catastrophic injury, you need aggressive advocacy. You may require the assistance of social workers and medical specialists. You should seek out a skilled and attentive personal injury lawyer to fight for the help you need, perhaps including durable medical equipment, personal care, ongoing top-notch therapy and vocational rehabilitation and/or replacement of lost wages.
Free Case Evaluation, And No Fees Until You Recover Compensation
Our personal injury law firm is a valuable resource for North Carolina residents dealing with paralysis, loss of limbs or other challenging outcomes of serious accidents. Our law offices are located in Wilmington. Serious injuries? Lawyers at Christina Rivenbark & Associates offer free initial consultations. If we represent you, you will not owe attorneys’ fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.
Whether your injury was the result of a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, a recreation accident, or a dog bite, we are prepared to give your case priority. Take the first step by emailing us online or calling us at 910-338-9813 to request a free consultation.