Personal Injury

Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Brain Injuries


Personal injury can occur from a number of causes, such as accidents and falls, and may result in traumatic brain injury. Devastating injuries can bring a catastrophic change to someone’s way of life, physical ability to move, work, and engage in enjoyable life activities. The damage done can bring chronic pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, and have a significant effect on income, due to lost wages, medical bills, and loss of earning capacity.

Consider some of the following causes for personal injuries, and how consulting the Hatcher Law Office may make a difference in your life:

  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Automobile Crashes
  • Aviation Cr
  • Boating
  • Motorcycle
  • Train Wrecks
  • Truck Accidents
  • Assault
  • ATV Rollovers
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Coal Mine & Logging
  • Construction
  • Defective Drugs
  • Defective Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Gunshots
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical Malfunction
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mesothelioma
  • Natural Gas Explosions
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Slip-and-Fall
  • Sports-related

Negligence

Often, the personal injury is the result of another party’s actions. These actions can be attributed to negligence, or failure to take action. The party responsible is said to be “at fault,” and may be sued for damages.

Compensation recovered for personal injuries can vary from case to case, but generally includes the following:

  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Wages
  • Mental Anguish
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Past & Future Medical Expenses
  • Physical Impairment
  • Property Damage

If it can be proven that the at-fault party’s conduct or action was grossly negligent, the injured party may be entitled to sue for punitive or exemplary damages. You can see where having an effective and experienced attorney from Hatcher Law Offices can be important.

Vehicle accidents can bring a number of injuries, especially when motors are involved. Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents are a leading cause of personal injury. Many of these can be prevented when traffic laws, rules of the road, and common sense are followed. Operators can be held liable for causing accidents while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, falling asleep at the wheel, or being distracted with a cell phone or other technology.

Slip and fall injuries may occur just about anywhere, which is why a property owner or business is responsible to remedy dangerous conditions. The smallest spill of liquid on a tile floor can result in a slick spot that becomes hazardous. Properties should have accessible walkways that are free from spills, ice, and obstacles that can cause tripping, slipping, or stumbling.

If a person sustains a significant injury from a slip and fall incident, the property owner may be sued under premises liability law. Knowledge of, and intentional disregard for, the hazardous condition must be proved in order to establish liability. There are a number of circumstances that can cause serious injury, and you can review your questions by consulting with our attorney.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when a significant blow to the head happens from a vehicle accident, fall, or some other violent impact. The brain may be injured in a number of ways and an injured person may display a variety of symptoms. It is best to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

While we may be able to see an external injury, closed head wounds can be just as damaging to brain tissue. Closed head injuries can occur when the head is moving forward and is either stopped abruptly or whips backward. The brain bounces off the inside of the skull because of the sudden change in momentum.

Bruising, bleeding, and tearing of the soft brain tissue can all result from traumatic brain injury. These serious dangers can result in symptoms that require on-going care and may affect daily activities. If you suspect you or a loved on may have sustained a TBI, seek medical attention immediately.

What to do in case of an accident involving injury:

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Do:

  • Call for help. Ask anyone at the scene of the accident to contact the police and rescue squad.
  • Get witnesses. Get names, addresses and phone numbers of persons at the scene that may be able to provide details of the accident at a later date, if necessary.
  • Exchange Information. Before leaving the scene of an accident, exchange insurance information with the other parties involved in the accident. If possible, take photos of cars, placement, damage, conditions, or other important visual items.

 

Do not:

  • Leave the scene. Unless medically necessary, you should remain at the scene of the accident until the police have arrived and completed the accident report.
  • Move any injured persons. Only trained personnel should move anyone injured from the accident.
  • Assume Anything. Some injuries may not be apparent directly after an accident, so don’t hesitate to see your doctor for a complete check-up.

Call on our local experience. We will answer your legal questions for free, and will not charge a fee unless we collect on your behalf. In every legal case, time is of the essence.