What is considered a Serious Injury in a Car Accident?

Updated: Jun 14


When you are in a car accident there is a chance you can have minor injury but you also could have some serious damage. Either way treatment and proper evaluation is necessary as adrenaline rushes through the body preventing any sensation of pain for a few days, in some cases.

Some accident injuries are serious and detrimental to one's overall health if not properly cared for/managed. We have provided some of the most common serious injuries that are the result of an accident and provide some options if you have suffered such injuries.

Things You Should Know About Serious Injuries from a Car Accident

What is Defined as a Serious Injury, Medically Speaking?

Serious injuries from an accident as defined by medical professionals are usually those which happened in the spinal or brain area. These injuries are deemed life altering and the trauma has long lasting effects.

Spinal injuries affect mobility, as many of the body's major nerves are connected through it. If you break or fracture your spine those nerves are affected and can sometimes result in paralysis if severely damaged. In some cases, paralysis does not occur but intense pain and a brace may be necessary.

On the other side of serious injuries is brain related injury. As most know the brain is in charge of a lot of functions within our body, whether its emotional or regular cognitive functions. This injury can result in severely bad mental health conditions, inability to form or remember certain memories, and the inability to perform basic daily functions.

There are many ways in which the spine and brain can be affected during an accident. Depending on the way the impact hit, your body gets thrown around in a certain way which can result in hitting hard objects.

What is Defined as a Serious Injury by Law?

That honestly depends on the person and the extent of the damage and suffering the injury brings to that individual. If you are in an accident and something as simple as some part of the body getting injured, then receive treatment, but it will never be the same as it once was. At the end of the day that part of the body no longer serves the same full functions it used to.

This may seem like a minor inconvenience to some but to others this small difference can affect their everyday routine and working capabilities. That subtle change is enough to change the course of your life, therefore in the law realm of things this is considered a serious injury.

What is the cost of a serious injury?

Beside the fact that your life has been altered, medical treatment can be quite costly. Any injury, even those that are not considered medically serious, can be costly. A lot of injuries related to a car accident involve seeing numerous different physicians and multiple visits back and forth.

Spinal and brain injuries are definitely more costly due to the meticulous treatments, surgeries, and skill that goes into repairing or helping fix these injuries. Therefore no matter what the injury is that was caused by a car accident it is going to be very costly.

What would Compensation Look Like for a Serious injury?

Considering all injuries from an accident are expensive, it may be difficult to get your insurance company to pay the bill. Also if you are not at fault, you should not have to pay for the negligence of others which caused you lifelong injuries.

You may want to call an experienced accident attorney, communicate your case, and see what options they provide you. The goal is to get all of the medical bills you have covered and all those that follow as well. If the injury also affects your ability to work you may be eligible for damages to your loss of income.

What do I do to start the process?

To start the process you are going to want to call an experienced accident attorney. This attorney will be able to tell you what the next steps are and walk you through the process. We here at Demesmin and Dover law firm take these situations personally, cause to us you are our people. We fight for you to gain the compensation you deserve. So call today and let us see how we can help you!

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