A catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord injury, can be life-changing to a Kentucky resident. It may render a previously active individual bound to a wheelchair and dependent upon the support of others to live. The general topic of spinal cord injuries was previously discussed on this blog, and this post will expand on that information by illuminating some of the extreme costs that may be associated with diagnosing and treating an individual who has suffered a severe spinal cord injury in an accident.
Every year thousands of men and women suffer serious injuries in negligence-based accidents. Vehicle accidents on Kentucky roads can result in broken bones and serious trauma to victims, and dangerous products can leave unsuspecting consumers with life-threatening ailments. While any part of a person's body can be impacted by a serious incident, spinal cord injuries are somewhat common and can be very serious.
Accidents often happen when Lexington residents least expect them. They happen when negligent drivers create hazardous conditions on local roads and vehicles collide in dangerous crashes. They happen when workers are carefully performing the responsibilities of their jobs and other people's negligence put them in harm's way. Victims of accidents often fail to see the harm that will befall them as it is coming and as such some accident victims are unable to protect themselves from suffering serious injuries.
As you live your life, there is always a small inherent danger of becoming injured or being involved in an accident. Indeed, you can be involved in a motor vehicle accident, work accident, construction accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice event. In these situations, as rare or common as they are, oftentimes you are hurt.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the main concern initially is to ensure that victims receive necessary medical treatment as quickly as possible. In serious accidents where catastrophic though nonfatal injuries occur, medical treatment can be extensive and costly. Whether there is brain damage, spinal cord injury, loss of limb or disfigurement, it is critical for accident victims to seek appropriate compensation from all responsible parties.
It's a week after your car crash. You're still feeling groggy and headachy after hitting your head on the steering wheel, but you decided to go into the office, and you're sitting at your desk. Then, your boss comes to ask about the report you promised to have done yesterday.
Last time, we began looking at the brain injury litigation currently faced by the football helmet manufacturer Riddell. As we noted, the company has mostly been able to avoid product liability claims in connection with its helmets, but it may not fare so well on misrepresentation claims. It remains to be seen how that litigation plays out, and the extent to which consumers will be able to hold the company liable.
Suffering a catastrophic injury can easily turn a victim's life upside down. In addition to the immense changes a person will need to make to their life and daily routine, catastrophic injuries are often accompanied by massive financial costs that typically go beyond initial treatment and hospital expenses.
Motor vehicle accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries for those who are involved in then, some more serious than others. In some cases, motor vehicle accidents can be catastrophic and life-changing, not only in the affect on the accident victim’s body, but also on the victim’s financial life.