Serious Life-Changing Injuries
What Is a Serious, Life-Changing Injury?
Kuehner Law Firm serves clients who have experienced serious, life-changing injuries. We consider an injury to be serious and life-changing if it caused serious harm to you AND resulted in you living your life in a very different and limited way. Life-changing injuries produce physical, psychological, emotional, and financial harm.
Common Life-Changing Injuries
Where Do Life-Changing Injuries Happen and What Do They Involve?
Life-changing injuries can happen in a variety of settings, including the following:
- Construction site injuries
- Farm injuries
- Home injuries
- Hospital and healthcare injuries
- Industrial injuries
- Nursing home injuries
- Outdoor and water injuries
- School injuries
- Shopping Center and Supermarket injuries
- Sports and athletic events injuries
- Street and highway injuries
- Theme park accident injuries
- Worksite injuries
How Are People Hurt, or Injured, In The US?
According to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, in 2014, there were 28.7 million nonfatal unintentional injuries requiring an emergency room visit in the United States.
5 Leading Causes of Nonfatal, Unintentional Injuries
- Falling (32%)
- Being Struck by or Against an Object or Person (14%)
- Overexertion (11%)
- Occupant of a Motor Vehicle (8%)
- Being Cut/Pierced (7%)
Serious Injury Falls
- 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as a head injury or broken bone, such as wrist, arm, or hip fracture
- Falls are the most common cause of a Traumatic Brain Injury
- Males are 7 times more likely to die from a TBI than are females
- More than half of the fatal work-related TBIs occur from falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds
What Should I Do If I Have Experienced a Life-Changing Injury?
If you or someone close to you has been hurt due to the carelessness of someone else, you may be able to bring a lawsuit to make up for the harm that has been caused to you. There are rules about how long you can wait. The best advice is to speak to a lawyer soon after the injury so that they can give you advice on how to proceed. Even if you already have a general practice attorney, you will want to work with an attorney who concentrates in the area of law known as personal injury.