People involved in car accidents in Missouri and southern Illinois suffer a full range of personal injuries, including serious injuries that may be fatal immediately or eventually result in death. Thankfully, many people who suffer serious injuries in car accidents recover, but their recoveries are not without pain and suffering, as well as steep medical bills. Some who recover are disabled for life, which results in ongoing expenses for their care.
The car accident attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm in St. Louis help seriously injured car accident victims obtain that compensation. To find out how we can help you, fill out our online contact form or call us at 314-276-1681 for a free consultation today.
Pain, Suffering and Costs of Serious Injuries
A serious injury in a car accident may result in bills for emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation therapy and, in cases that leave the injured person disabled, assistive devices (walker, wheelchair, hospital bed, for example) and perhaps ongoing personal care.
A seriously injured car crash victim may not be able to return to work, which may result in years of lost income. Long-lasting injuries or disability may also lead to depression or other emotional problems throughout a life that has been changed forever.
Any part of the body can be seriously injured in a car crash, and those injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Whiplash is a traumatic injury caused by a jerking motion that damages neck muscles, ligaments and/or spinal disks. It is most commonly associated with rear-end car accidents.
- Chest and abdominal injuries are a common result of the crushing impact of a car accident. In addition to the impact of a crash damaging the heart, liver, stomach, spleen, intestines or kidneys, a fractured sternum (chest bone) or ribs can dislodge and pierce internal organs. Surgery is often required to repair damage to internal organs.
- Broken bones & Fractures
- Soft-tissue injuries
The most serious injuries suffered in car accidents can cost victims and their families millions of dollars over the course of a disabled accident victim’s life. This is particularly true if the victim is young at the time of the accident.
Contact a Car Accident Injury Attorney in St. Louis
The Cagle Law Firm’s car accident lawyers help crash victims who have suffered serious injuries in St. Louis, Missouri and southern Illinois obtain the compensation they deserve for expenses and other losses due to injuries. We conduct thorough investigations of car accidents and determine the full costs of serious injuries suffered by our clients, and then aggressively pursue claims so our clients can focus on their recovery.
Contact the St. Louis car accident attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm today by calling toll free 1.800.635.3302 or locally, 314.276.1681 or use our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. Your case is safe with us. An initial case consultation is free and confidential.