Accidental injuries suffered in a car accident or another type of serious accident can sometimes impact victims on a permanent basis. A permanent injury can make it difficult for you to earn money and can impact your enjoyment and quality of life for years to come. You could also be reduced to years of medical treatment and therapy – all with mounting costs.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a claim for damages. As part of that claim, you could allege that you sustained permanent injuries and damages.
The sympathetic and compassionate Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. understand the permanent impacts of a serious accident. Our lawyers will fight for your right to the compensation you deserve, whether that be through a favorable settlement or litigation.
Long-term Effects of a Serious Accident
Serious accidents can result in long-term and potentially permanent injuries. Injuries that include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, for example, can produce symptoms that could impact an accident victim for the remainder of his or her life. Some potential long-term consequences of serious injuries include the following:
- Pain and suffering – A serious injury could cause an accident victim to be in constant pain for the remainder of his or her life. This could make it difficult for the accident victim to participate in the same activities he or she participated in before the accident and could even make simple daily living tasks more difficult.
- Need for future medical treatment – In some instances, an accident victim may need to undergo regular medical treatment long after the date of the accident, including surgical procedures and injections, on a regular basis.
- Lost earning capacity – Following a serious injury sustained in an accident, the accident victim may need to switch to lighter duty work, resulting in a decreased salary. In some cases, the accident victim might be injured so severely that he or she must change careers altogether.
- Dependency on medication – In cases where the accident victim is seriously injured in an accident, he or she may have to take medication for many years (and sometimes for life). If the medication involved is prescription pain medication, such as Percocet or Oxycodone, this could cause dependency and lead to other serious medical problems.
Contact a Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer about Your Injuries Today
If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you might be eligible to pursue a claim against the at-fault party under the law. At The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc., our legal team will aggressively pursue your injury case to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your unique circumstances. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Santa Rosa personal injury lawyer, call us today at (415) 433-0444 or contact us online to discuss how we might be able to assist you.