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What Does a “Serious Injury” Mean?

Accidents leading to injury take place every day in McKinney and across North Texas. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we regularly come into contact with victims of accidents in which they were not at fault. From negligence on the road to slip and fall accidents to oversights in the workplace, there is always the possibility of a life-altering incident that causes undue suffering. But while it isn’t always possible to prevent serious injuries, personal injury lawyers can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

What Does a Serious Injury Mean
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When you are involved in an accident of some sort, you may have sustained a serious injury. But what exactly constitutes a serious injury? You won’t find the definition in the dictionary because the meaning can be rather subjective. Lucé Law, PC always wants our clients well informed on all aspects of their case. Here is a basic guide on what a serious injury can mean to you.

Medical Bills

A serious injury will require a visit to a medical professional, often warranting a trip to the emergency room and possibly an inpatient stay. If you have accrued significant medical bills, you may have suffered a serious injury. When you hire a personal injury attorney, they can help you receive compensation for expenses such as medical bills.

Permanent Disability

A serious injury may have permanently impacted your ability to achieve your day-to-day activities. You may not be able to return to work or be able to participate in typical tasks that you were able to before. When you file a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover lost wages and monetary compensation for your disability.

Ongoing Care Requirements

While some injuries can be overcome after a period of rehabilitation, severe injuries often leave a lasting impact. Severe injuries involving the spinal cord, the loss of a limb, brain trauma or sight loss may require ongoing care from a medical provider or family member. In these circumstances, you should hire a personal injury attorney to assist with a claim for damages.

Long Lasting Pain

A serious injury can result in pain for an extended amount of time, long past the initial recovery. Pain and suffering can be excruciating and you should be adequately compensated.

Emotional Distress

If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the accident which caused your injury, it may be considered a serious injury. Many people who suffer from a serious injury can experience PTSD, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and depression. Let your attorney know if you are experiencing distress due to your injury.

Wrongful Death

In unfortunate circumstances, severe injuries can lead to loss of life. If the death was caused by reckless or negligent behavior, close family members can file a lawsuit to seek compensation. A wrongful death attorney represents immediate family members – such as the spouse, child, or parent of the deceased – to claim damages that include medical bills, funeral expenses and lost income.

Personal Injury Attorneys for Serious Injuries in McKinney

At Lucé Law, PC, our personal injury attorneys help victims of auto accidents, slip and fall incidents, workplace injuries and other incidents that lead to serious injury. When you need advice and representation in the North Texas area, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation.

Legal Practice Areas

Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

wrongful Death attorney

Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.