Serious Bodily Injuries

San Diego Serious Bodily Injury Attorneys

Picture of Fire TruckSerious or catastrophic injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents and arise in different forms. Serious bodily injuries can occur from automobile accidents, from sporting activities, from dangerous products and a variety of other causes. They include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, amputations, blindness, injuries to upper or lower extremities, and multiple fractures. Serious bodily injuries could include and or impair a loss of one or more of your senses such as the sense of taste, smell, sight or hearing.

Spinal cord injuries are amongst the worst of the catastrophic type, causing severe physical impairments that will last a lifetime. The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on where the damage occurs. Typically, the higher the injury on the spinal cord, the more severe the consequences. Spinal cord injuries can result in conditions such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of motor skills, loss of sensation in limbs or other body parts, loss of bowel and bladder function, inability to breathe or swallow, and chronic pain.

Also tragic are burn injuries. According to the American Burn Association, each year there are 1.1 million burn injuries in the United States which require treatment. Approximately 45,000 of these injuries require hospitalization and approximately 4,500 of these victims die. Many burn injuries are caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another party. Burn injuries often cause extreme pain, result in life-threatening infections and severe disfigurement. Burn victims often face years of treatment and surgeries resulting in extremely high medical bills. Many burn victims become permanently and totally disabled.

Whether caused by an auto accident, a defective product, a work-related accident, or other negligent or intentional cause, the financial and emotional costs can be enormous. Often such injuries result in a lifetime of medical treatment and support. Victims of such injuries may also face years or decades of lost income because of their inability to work. Such injuries often lead to dramatic changes in the lives of the victims and their families.

Where serious bodily injury results from another’s negligent conduct, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries, consequential damages, and damages for pain and suffering.  Because of the large damages involved in serious and catastrophic injuries, it is particularly important to hire a law firm with experience in these types of cases.  The attorneys at The Gould Firm are experienced in handling personal injury accident cases including those involving serious bodily injuries.  A skilled and experienced attorney will personally handle your case to insure that you recover all of the damages you are entitled to.

If you or a family member has sustained a serious bodily injury as a result of the negligence of another, please contact The Gould Firm today to discuss your rights and options.  We are here to help.