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Posts tagged "Catastrophic Injury"

Are pedestrian accidents common?

A pedestrian accident happens when a vehicle collides with a human being. Not long ago the story of a pedestrian accident made national headlines when a Broadway star, her family and friends were struck by a moving car and two children and an unborn baby lost their lives in the incident. The devastation inflicted on families and victims through pedestrian accidents is great but for some readers of this Kentucky personal injury blog questions may arise regarding just how common these tragedies really are.

Different symptoms are associated with different levels of TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a victim suffers a blow to the head or a penetration injury to the skull. Kentucky residents can become victims of these often serious injuries when they are involved in car accidents, work-related incidents and many other forms of negligence-based events. While the term, "traumatic brain injury" relates to a general form of harm that a victim may suffer, not all TBI's are the same. This post will discuss how different levels of TBI present different symptoms and problems.

Why can damage to the spine be so catastrophic?

Kentucky residents suffer injuries all of the time. Children fall off bikes and swings and suffer cuts, bruises and other minor ailments, while absent-minded adults may kick coffee tables, slice fingers, while cooking, or drop heavy items on their feet. These painful incidents leave victims reeling in pain, but generally with fast and self-directed recoveries.

A burn injury can be a life-altering event

Most Kentucky residents experience minor burns regularly in their daily lives. They may accidentally bump a hot pan on the cook-top with their hand, or they may touch a hot curling iron to their neck as they fix their hair. These small, superficial burns are downright painful but most do not require medical treatment and heal on their own. However, burns can be significantly more serious and can arise from many differently types of incidents. This informational post will examine some of the ways that serious burns can happen from negligence-based accidents and how burns are classified in terms of severity.

What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim?

Car accidents, workplace incidents and products liability events are just some of the many ways that Kentucky residents can suffer harm as the result of another person's negligence. When an accident results in physical injuries for a victim, that victim may prioritize their recovery over any considerations of pursuing damages or filing a lawsuit. However, it is important that victims know that they do not have an infinite amount of time in which to initiate legal actions against the parties who caused their harm. The applicable statutes of limitations codified in Kentucky law may cut off their rights to file lawsuits.

Loss of limb is a traumatic experience for an accident victim

When a car accident happens, a Kentucky victim may face a range of possible injuries and damages. This blog has previously discussed some of the catastrophic injuries that can result when victims suffer brain injuries, spinal injuries and other serious health complications. This post will discuss another type of injury that may occur after a person is involved in a serious vehicle crash: loss of a limb.

What types of paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries?

A spinal cord injury can be one of the most devastating types of harm that a Kentucky resident can suffer. This is because damage to the spinal cord and spinal column can result in paralysis. Paralysis occurs when a person cannot use their muscles to move their bodies, which can limit the motility as well as the functioning of their organs and other bodily systems.

What problems can develop from a traumatic brain injury?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury happens when a person's normal brain functioning is impaired by a bump, blow or penetrating injury. Thousands of people suffer from TBI each year and the signs and symptoms that they exhibit can vary greatly. This post will briefly introduce what a person could experience if they suspect they may have suffered TBI, but readers are reminded that this post is not a substitute for medical or legal advice.

Treatment after a spinal cord injury can be costly

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.

What is a spinal cord injury?

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.