New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer: The Different Types of Serious or Catastrophic Injury
Serious and Catastrophic Injury in New Jersey
Whenever you have been hurt because of someone else’s careless or negligent act, you want an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation for your losses. But when your injuries are more than a simple bruise or contusion, your case can quickly become far more complicated. Determining the full extent of your injuries can be difficult. Determining the actual cause of your injuries can also be a problem.
The Common Types of Serious and Catastrophic Injury
A serious and catastrophic injury changes every aspect of your life, sometimes temporarily, but often permanently. Here are the most common types of serious and catastrophic injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)—A traumatic brain injury typically results from some type of blunt force, often directly to your head. It can, however, stem from the impact of a collision, leading to whiplash or similar injury. A traumatic brain injury is most often what is referred to as a “closed-head” injury, where your brain is not exposed. The primary source of injury is your brain’s collision with your skull, which can cause tearing, bruising or swelling.
- Spinal cord injury—Your spinal cord is the conduit through which all your nerve canals run. If you sever your spinal cord, or damage or impinge nerves, you can experience paralysis, numbness, loss of motion, muscle weakness or loss of coordination.
- Burns—Burns are among the most painful types of injuries, often requiring multiple surgeries to ease pain and restore range of motion. Burns can result in serious scarring or permanent disfigurement.
- Amputation or loss of limb—Especially in industrial and manufacturing industries, workers can be at serious risk of the loss of a toe, finger, leg or arm as a result of the malfunction of machinery.
Contact the New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers at the Offices of Harold J. Gerr Attorney at Law
We will meet with you and assess your claims at no cost or obligation to you. Appointments can be set up weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., but we can also meet with you evenings and weekends by appointment. If you or a family member has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, please contact us online or call us at 732-537-8570 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600).