If you or a loved one was involved in a motor vehicle accident, the catastrophic aftermath of your injuries could affect you for the rest of your life. Permanent disability or disfigurement can arise from an auto accident, including brain and spinal cord injuries. Most victims of car accidents require ongoing medical care, and costly treatment expenses can be financially devastating. At Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have extensive experience with auto accident cases and are prepared to work on your case with our wealth of knowledge.
Here are four examples of catastrophic injuries in Missouri:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The impact of a car accident is tremendous and can cause sensitive brain tissue to hemorrhage or swell. If not treated promptly or correctly, brain injuries can be fatal. For this reason, it is essential to have a thorough medical evaluation after a severe car accident.
Severe Bone Fractures
When your bones are subjected to high impact or stress, they can fracture or break. Severe bone fractures are classified as catastrophic injuries, with compound fractures being the most severe and often cause fragments of the bone to puncture the skin.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are often devastating and incredibly painful. Depending on the injury’s location, it can cause them to experience quadriplegia or paraplegia. If a person experiences permanent paralysis, it can cost millions of dollars over the course of their lifetime.
Loss of Limbs
When car accident victims lose a limb, they must make significant adjustments to their lives. Not only will they have to buy a prosthetic limb potentially, but they will also have to deal with the pain that results from the injury. A person can lose a limb at the scene of an accident or if a surgeon removes a limb to prevent further damage or complications.
Contact Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers If You’ve Sustained Catastrophic Car Accident Injuries
When someone is involved in a car accident, their life is changed instantaneously, especially when they’ve sustained severe injuries from a catastrophic accident. In cases where the victim of a car accident is left to endure permanent physical impairment, they face financial difficulties and must alter the way they live their lives entirely. Contact us at (314) 582-2389 or contact us online for your free, in-person case evaluation.
Car Accident Injuries FAQ
How Can I Cover My Medical Expenses While My Case Is Pending?
If you purchased an auto insurance policy with additional coverage, your PIP coverage would cover your medical expenses. When that initial coverage is exhausted, your health insurance will cover the rest of your medical expenses.
If I Wasn’t Driving At The Time Of The Accident, Can I Still Receive Compensation From My Personal Injury Protection Policy (PIP)?
If you were involved in a car accident as the passenger of the vehicle, you could still recover damages from your PIP policy.
Another driver’s insurance company is asking for my medical records; should I release them?
If another driver’s insurer obtains your medical records, it could affect your claim because they may argue that your injuries were not severe or were related to a preexisting condition. Consult with a personal injury attorney if another driver’s insurance company asks for your medical records.