What to do After a Serious Accident

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Whether you were seriously injured in a car accident or at a construction site, you deserve justice for your damages. Although some scars may never heal, California personal injury laws protect victims and ensure they receive compensation for their injuries.

Common Examples of Serious Injuries

In Los Angeles, serious accidents can happen anywhere such as at a construction site or shopping mall. The types of serious Injuries may vary but some common examples include:

Brain Injuries 

The most common type of brain injury is called a concussion. In this type of injury, the victim usually sustains a strong, violent blow to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Victims can suffer from headaches, have problems concentrating, or have a difficult time with balance and memory functions.

Severe Burn Injuries

Severe burn injuries can leave victims with lifelong physical and psychological scars. Burns are categorized into 4 types which includes thermal burns, light burns, chemical burns, and radiation burns.

The 3 categories of burn severity include first-degree burns, second-degree burns, and third-degree burns. Third-degree burns are the most severe type of burn which extends through all layers of the skin.  Third-degree burns can even damage organs and bones.

Broken or Fractured Bones

Broken or fractured bones are one of the most common types of serious injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, broken bones may shatter. Generally, broken bones categories include comminuted fractures, oblique fractures, transverse fractures, open fractures, or stable fractures.

Broken bones injuries can include broken legs, arms, knees, back, ribs, or hip. Some bone injuries are so serious that they never fully heal and leave victims impaired or disabled.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Serious accidents can cause spinal cord injuries such as herniated disk or cervical disc protrusion. Victims of spinal cord injuries need to seek immediate medical which can cost thousands of dollars in medical expenses.

Amputation

The removal of a body part such as a limb or extremity is one of the scariest things that can happen to you. If you were involved in a serious injury such as a train or airplane accident and have lost a limb, you will need serious medical attention.

In addition to physical trauma, victims also suffer from emotional, psychological, financial, and social trauma.

Documenting Your Accident and Injuries

After a serious accident, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. Your top priority after the accident should be your health and recovery. Consult a medical professional who can verify the seriousness of your injuries.

It’s important that you seek medical attention after an accident, even if you don’t feel serious pain right away. Some conditions have delayed symptoms that don’t show up immediately after accident but may appear days or weeks after.

If you fail to seek professional medical attention, you won’t be able to prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident.

Hire a Los Angeles Serious Injury Attorney

If you’re the victim of a serious injury, you have the right to claim damages against the party at fault. An experienced accident attorney Los Angeles at Mesriani Law Group can help you with your serious injury claims and get you the maximum compensation available.