Types of Personal Injury Cases

Turbitt, O’Herron & Leach, P.L.L.C. focuses its practice on helping clients who have suffered an injury because of someone else's fault.  These injuries can be caused by a medical professional, an unsafe workplace, an auto accident, an unsafe premises or an animal.  Because we focus our practice in these areas, our attorneys have experience helping injured clients recover damages in the following types of cases:

 

Types of Injuries

Common injuries in these types of cases include:

  • Death
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Fractures

Wrongful death

Unfortunately, some personal injury accidents result in death.  If a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence, the beneficiaries may recover for not only medical expenses, funeral/burial expenses, and lost earnings, but also for solace, loss of life, and the other emotional burdens caused by the death of a loved one.  While a financial recovery is always inadequate, it can help ease the financial strain and emotional issues caused by the death of a loved one.

Brain injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a brain injury, the results can be devastating.  Brain injuries can affect the injured person’s ability to complete routine daily tasks, care for themselves, care for their families, and hold down a job.  Brain injuries are medically complex with far-reaching ramifications that can be unknown at the time of the diagnosis.  Personality changes, depression, and increased sensitivities are all potential effects of brain injuries.  Life Care Planning is often necessary.  Brain injuries are often present even when there is no diagnostic evidence of a brain damage injury.  An experienced lawyer knows the right questions to ask you and your family.  With your doctors, we help you and your family understand the complexities of such an injury, see that you are adequately compensated for the injuries and help you financially prepare for the future.

Neck and back injuries

These injuries are common in many personal injury cases.  Perhaps the most common injury is “whiplash.”  Whiplash is actually an injury to the muscles/ligaments in the neck and back.  Whiplash can be temporary, lasting only a few weeks, or it can be severe enough to cause permanent pain and disability.  Herniated discs are also common and can lead to surgery and permanent disability.  Disc injuries can often cause symptoms in the arms or legs.  Other neck and back injuries involve fractures of the spine or actual tearing of nerves, and, in the worst cases, spinal cord injuries that can cause paralysis.

 
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