Serious Life-Changing Injuries

FACT: 1 in 5 Falls Causes a Serious Injury

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:

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

  1. Falling (32%)
  2. Being Struck by or Against an Object or Person (14%)
  3. Overexertion (11%)
  4. Occupant of a Motor Vehicle (8%)
  5. 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. 

Kuehner Law Firm Approach

Help Our Client, Help The Community
KLF represents clients who have been hurt as a result of the negligence (carelessness) of others who chose to break safety rules. Our clients have been hurt in many different ways. Some have suffered an infection that required medical bills not covered by insurance. Those bills devastated them financially right at the moment they were going to retire. We helped them recover and secured their retirement as they had planned. Other times, our clients have experienced a permanent injury such as a loss of a limb, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Neck or Spine Injury. Other times, the permanent injury takes the form or psychological harm. We have helped rape victims, victims of other sexual assaults and victims of other terrible behavior by showing that they were victimized not just by the attacker but also the employers, property owners or school districts that allowed the victim to come to that harm by not following simple safety rules. We have helped young people who have suffered near amputations of arms or legs in terrible accidents. While we can never take away the pain or disability, our goal is to ensure that our clients end up with the resources to afford what is needed to maximize their quality of life and eliminate the barriers to enjoying as full a life as possible after terrible life-changing injuries.

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