A traumatic injury can change your life in an instant. You may find yourself unable to work, facing mounting medical bills and no way to cover your living expenses. If you suffered an injury due to the actions of another person or party, you could be entitled to compensation for your physical, mental and financial challenges.
Having a personal injury attorney on your side can even the playing field, providing you with a powerful advocate. Attorneys have a wealth of resources available to them, which can help you in your journey to recovery.
In Columbus, the team at Clark, Perdue & List understands how challenging this scenario can be. We provide comprehensive legal assistance for injured consumers.
What Are Traumatic Injuries?
Traumatic injuries occur typically due to an accident or incident. This includes car crashes, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. The results can be significant physical damage, such as broken bones, dislocated joints, traumatic brain injuries, burns, etc.
Accident victims face a variety of serious consequences. The road to recovery can be long and painful. You might require extensive – and expensive – medical treatment. If your injuries prevent you from being able to work, you might worry how you will pay your rent or mortgage or cover your bills.
Physical injuries and financial hardship are often not the only result of a traumatic injury. Victims can experience significant mental and emotional trauma. If your injuries occurred due to the negligence of someone else, that party should be held accountable for your damages.
Understanding Negligence and Liability
Personal injury attorneys assist injury accident victims by building a case that demonstrates negligence was the reason injuries occurred.
The first aspect of proving negligence is demonstrating that the at-fault party beached a duty. For example, motorists on the roadways have a duty to act in such a way that others are not harmed or placed at risk. Driving recklessly, driving at an excessive speed, or texting while driving could be considered such a breach of duty. Likewise, if an employer fails to provide an appropriately safe workplace of an employee, the employer might have breached their duty.
Once breach of duty has been established, lawyers must demonstrate that the accident and resulting injuries occurred as a result of the breach. This helps to establish fault and liability for the resulting damages.
Potential Damages for a Traumatic Injury
If you suffered physical, emotional and/or financial damages due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for those damages. This might include some or all of the following.
Medical expenses to date,
Future medical expenses,
Lost income to date,
Future lost income and benefits, and
Pain and suffering.
You might also be entitled to compensation for lost earning capacity and lost life’s enjoyment, among other potential types of damages.
The only way to know for certain whether you are entitled to compensation for a traumatic injury is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process and get you the help you need. While you focus on the important aspects of your recovery, your attorney will handle every aspect of your case.
In Columbus, Ohio, call the team at Clark, Perdue & List. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We will answer your questions and provide the information you need to move forward with your case. Contact us now to speak directly with a personal injury attorney in Columbus.