Common Causes of Life-Changing Injuries
A catastrophic injury can change a person’s life – and those of his or her family – in an instant.
Whether it is paralysis, brain damage, severe burns, or amputation, these injuries often prevent people from fully participating in many daily activities. They can also make it harder to earn a living, especially as medical bills related to the injury, treatment, and ongoing care accumulate.
At Hender Flores Law, we have dedicated our careers to helping people and families across the United States navigate life after a catastrophic injury. That includes challenging the injustice they have suffered by seeking monetary compensation for the injuries sustained.
Type of Life-Changing Injuries
Life-changing injuries vary extensively and can be caused by a number of different factors. What they have in common is that they cause serious physical damage that can be long-lasting or even permanent.
Some of the catastrophic injuries that we commonly see include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of limb
- Vision loss
- Burn injuries
These impairments can have an extensive impact on the injured person’s day-to-day life.
How Life-Changing Injuries Happen
Whether it is in a baby toy, cleaning product, kitchen device, vehicle airbag, or another product, defects often rear their ugly heads when least expected.
A wide range of ordinary-use products can turn harmful if not properly designed and manufactured. Others may not be safe to use in all circumstances, requiring that the manufacturer properly warns of their risks.
Drug companies are legally obligated to take certain safety precautions when producing medications to ensure they are safe and effective. They are also required to warn doctors and patients of any possible hazards and to sufficiently describe how the medication should be used.
Doctors, similarly, are required to exercise a certain level of thought and care when prescribing medications. Pharmacists filling those prescriptions are required to do so with care, making sure that the drug type and dosage are accurate and that the drug can be mixed with another prescribed medication.
Car crashes are an all too common source of life-changing injuries.
Nearly 15,000 people suffer “serious” injuries in motor vehicle collisions in Texas every year, according to the state transportation department. This not only includes drivers and passengers, but also bicycle riders, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.
Drinking and driving and other negligent behavior behind the wheel are often to blame for these accidents. So are crashes involving large commercial trucks, whose drivers are often pushed to log long hours behind operating big rigs that may not be up to regulation.
Speak with an Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have suffered a life-changing injury, you do not need to go it alone. No matter where in the United States you are located, our lawyers can help you understand your rights and take action to seek compensation for your injuries.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Email us at email@example.com or call 1-800.443.6353. Your story matters. Let us help you tell it.