Injuries Don’t Have to Be Catastrophic to Deserve Compensation
When many people think of personal injury claims, they think of lawsuits filed after devastating or catastrophic injuries. And while amputations, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries are certainly valid reasons to file personal injury claims, they aren’t the only types of injuries that deserve compensation.
Less severe injuries can also make victims eligible for settlements. For example, injuries that cause victims any type of economic or even non-economic damages, such as pain, temporary disability, and even emotional trauma can and should be compensated by at-fault parties.
Common examples of injuries that may not seem devastating but that can still make victims eligible for settlements include:
- Whiplash—Whiplash usually doesn’t result in permanent disability, but it can be extremely painful and debilitating. It can put victims out of work for days or weeks, and it may require expensive physical rehabilitation.
- Soft tissue injuries—Many injuries cause soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments to stretch or even tear. These injuries can cause symptoms that range from weakness and reduced mobility to extreme pain and inability to use the affected limb.
- Emotional challenges—Injuries aren’t just physically challenging—they can also be emotionally challenging. For example, some victims may develop debilitating depression or anxiety after injuries, making it difficult for them to work or enjoy the things they used to.
If you were hurt in any type of accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. The Roanoke personal injury lawyers at Skolrood Law Firm want to investigate your injury, calculate how much you’re owed, and work hard to get you paid. Contact us today for a free consultation.