Each year millions of people are injured as a result of another person or some other trauma. When this injury is caused due to another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, you may be entitled to a bodily injury claim to recover compensation. At Brylak Law we work with people just like you to help you understand the legal process, insurance and other complex issues. Contact us today at 210-405-7274.
What Does a Bodily Injury Claim Entail?
A bodily injury can happen any time you are receive a physical or mental injury from another. If you have car insurance, the bodily injury liability insurance provides coverage for injuries to another, if you are at fault. However, bodily injury coverage does not cover your personal injuries. Therefore, you must make sure your rights are protected and you get the compensation you deserve.
Recovery you may be entitled to might include:
- Past medical fees
- Anticipated future medical costs
- Hospital stays
- Emergency transporting costs (e.g., ambulance)
- ER fees
- Doctor visits
- Surgery costs
- Long-term/ongoing medical costs and needs
- Physical therapy
- Other necessary medications and supplies
There can be a multitude of paperwork and expenses in organizing a bodily injury claim. Your attorney can help you compile and make sense of all the past, ongoing and anticipated costs. At Brylak Law we make sure your claim is handled efficiently and effectively.
Evaluation of Your Bodily Injury Claim
Medical care should be your first priority. Next, you should think about legal help in evaluating your potential bodily injury claim. Such a claim will inevitably involve an insurance company. Insurance companies can be difficult to work with in resolving issues regarding your compensation.
We will collect, analyze and present your claim to the insurance company. Your injuries may require both physical and mental medical needs. We will make sure to assess your needs and be inclusive in the claim.
Over time, you may continue to experience changes, as a result of the trauma and injuries. These changes might require additional testing and documentation. We will continue to advise you to seek the necessary treatment and create the documentation needed to support your bodily injury claim. This may include testimony of your health care professional or expert witnesses to prove how your life was altered.
Understanding Bodily Injury Types
When you suffer an injury, it is imperative to recognize and report all your injuries. Some injuries may only become apparent over time. You may suffer injuries to more than one body part. Some common bodily injuries include:
Any time there is blunt force trauma to the body by some external force, it can result in injuries. Many of these trauma injuries can be serious.
When there is traumatic force applied to your body, whiplash is common. It occurs when the force causes your head to move suddenly (e.g., backwards and forwards or side to side). This results in stress to the neck tissue. Although most people recover with time and treatment, whiplash can result in permanent damage, pain and discomfort.
Soft Tissue Injury
This type of injury includes injuries to your muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. These injuries can range from a slight sprain to more serious, like torn ACL. Some soft tissue injuries require surgery. The length and ability to recover will depend on age, severity of the injury and your overall general health.
A bone injury can be a very common bodily injury. These may be a clean break and require a cast for a period of time and physical therapy. Other fractures, such as a compound fracture, can be very complex and require many months or years to recover.
This is a very serious injury that results when there is impact or trauma to the spinal column. The spinal column is integral to many of the body’s functions. The injury may be temporary, but can also result in permanent damage, which might mean partial of full paralysis.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This may occur when there is an extreme blow to the head. The blow can result in brain swelling, bleeding and other physical damage. These injuries can be long-term and in severe cases even result in death.
Other Head Injury
The head can suffer other injuries. These can include skull fractures and soft tissue injuries and such injuries may require significant testing, evaluation and care.
Long-Term or Permanent Damage
Some injuries are so severe that, unfortunately, they can result in long-term or permanent damage. Suchinjuries will be life-changing for both you and your family.
Legal Assistance With Your Bodily Injury Claim
Dealing with a bodily injury can be traumatic and overwhelming. An experienced attorney can assist you with your bodily injury claim and help alleviate some of the stress. Call Brylak Law today to learn more about your rights.