Personal Injury by Type of Injury
Personal injury law encompasses a range of accidents, scenarios, laws, and legal concepts – which is why working with attorneys who have the necessary depth of experience to handle whatever your case entails is critical to protecting your rights. At Joey Gilbert Law, our Reno personal injury lawyers draw from decades of collective experience to guide clients through many different types of personal injury matters, including those involving all types of injuries.
While personal injury cases can be classified in various ways (including the types of accidents they involve), they can also be classified according to the types of injuries victims suffer. Classifying personal injury cases by the type of injury not only allows victims to seek legal counsel from attorneys who have experience with these types of cases, but also the unique laws and legal concepts that may apply to them. Our firm is available to help clients throughout Reno and beyond following injuries or all types, including those involving:
- Catastrophic Injuries – Catastrophic injuries are a group of physical injuries that have the greatest potential for having a devastating impact on victims and their families. That’s because injuries like severe brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and other catastrophic injuries commonly have long-term, if not life-long repercussions, and often require serious medical treatment and long and painful recoveries, and may prevent individuals from working and earning wages. Due to the high stakes in these cases, catastrophically injured victims should be intent on working with attorneys who have the experience and resources to effectively handle their case, demonstrate the full scope of their damages (often by working with medical experts), and pursue the full amount of compensation they need for both past and future needs.
- Soft-Tissue Injuries – Soft-tissue injuries are those that involve trauma to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other musculoskeletal components of the body. While these injuries may be minor in nature and resolve on their own after some time, others can cause significant pain, serious complications and limitations, and lasting impairment. Our firm has extensive experience representing accident victims who suffer soft-tissue injurie such as sprains, strains, nerve damage, and herniated discs, and know that their impact on victims is always unique in nature.
- Traumatic Brain Injury – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range from mild (concussions) and moderate to severe. Although they are commonly sustained as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, they can also occur without any direct impact, such as when whiplash in a car accident causes a concussion. Brain injuries are notorious for their unpredictable and devastating impact on victims, and well as long-term or permanent impairment, which is why personal injury cases involving victims who suffer brain injuries are critical to securing compensation for past and future damages.
- Spinal Cord Injury – Spinal cord injuries are commonly classified as catastrophic injuries because they can have a marked impact on victims and their future wellbeing. In the most serious cases, spinal cord damage can cause debilitating impairment and paralysis that limit a person’s quality of life, necessitate long term medical needs, and limit their ability to work and earn an income.
- Burn Injuries – Burn injuries can involve thermal, chemical, and electrical burns that range in severity. The most serious burns can cause considerable pain and suffering, as well as nerve damage, impairment, disfigurement, and the need for amputation. They can also prevent victims from working and earning wages.
- Wrongful Death – Although not necessarily a type of injury, wrongful death is classified in a category of its own because of its impact on families and the unique laws that apply to these cases. In Nevada, certain family members have a right to pursue legal action against a party that caused their loved one’s preventable death (such as a drunk driver who causes a fatal wreck), and recover compensation for funeral expenses, any medical costs incurred, loss of financial support, and their emotional injuries. Wrongful death cases are emotionally charged and complex legal matters, and they demand the attention of proven attorneys.
Regardless of the type of injury you or your loved one suffered, you have the right to take legal action and seek a financial recovery of your damages if those injuries were caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of another. Our team at Joey Gilbert Law can help you learn more about pursuing a personal injury claim when you reach out for a free case evaluation. Contact us 24/7 to get started.