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What is a serious personal injury?

A serious personal injury can drastically alter your life and cause great physical, mental, and emotional trauma. A serious personal injury is also referred to as a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries may include, but not be limited to:

  • Brain Injuries – Traumatic and Acquired Injuries
  • Other Serious Head Wounds
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Serious, Severe Orthopedic Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Severe Scalding and/or Burns
  • Complex, Multiple Injuries
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Injuries to Children
  • Loss of Sight
  • Loss of Hearing

Not all personal injury cases are catastrophic. Whether we can pursue a personal injury case depends in part on the conduct involved. The key element in personal injury cases is the presence of negligence. Personal injury accidents can include:

  • Collisions and car wrecks.
  • Slip and falls.
  • Intentional acts where a defendant harmed someone on purpose.
  • Defective products are when an item is defective by design or manufacturing and results in harm to someone. This includes medical products.
  • Defamation is not a physical personal injury to an individual’s body or health. It can be an injury to a person’s reputation. Defamation encompasses slander and libel cases in which false information is published and results in harm.

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