Columbia Serious Injury Attorney
Serious injuries can happen in an instant. Another car slams into yours, a faulty piece of equipment breaks at work, you sustain a fall after your landlord fails to repair property – and these are only a few examples of the ways that Columbia residents sustain life-altering injuries each year.
Sadly, many serious injuries are preventable. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injuries in Columbia, and falls were the number one reason for hospital admissions, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control’s most recent injury report. More than 50,000 public and private sector employees in Columbia are injured each year on the job, according to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Unfortunately, these all-too-common occurrences of injury can lead to physical damage that cannot be reversed, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
What Types of Compensation Can I Receive If I Received a Serious Injury?
If you’ve been hurt in Columbia, you may be entitled to monetary damages if the injury was caused by the negligence of others. For example, you may be compensated for:
- Loss of income earning potential: Regrettably, many injured people can no longer work or earn money at the same level they did before their accident. Experts can help calculate how much money your family will lose as a result of your injury.
- Long-term care costs: The annual cost of long-term care can be sky high when you take into account paying for medical equipment, medications, home health aides, therapy and other complications that result from your injuries. The courts may award damages to compensate for those expenses.
- Pain and Suffering: There is no doubt that your quality and enjoyment of life has changed as a result of your injuries. That could translate into a court award.