What are the issues of dealing with a lifelong injury after an accident? While some injuries sustained in a Louisville motor vehicle, construction or railroad accident may heal over several months, other injuries will have a lifelong impact on the quality of life for those who have been injured in an accident.
One example is paralysis. Serious neck and spine injuries can unfortunately result in paralysis or a permanent loss of your range of motion. These injuries may also affect motor skills, sensation and muscle control.
In other cases, the damage to an arm or leg may be too extensive to be repaired. Doctors in these cases may have to choose to amputate a limb to prevent further risk or harm to the patient. One of the most common symptoms faced after an amputation is known as “phantom pain.” Nerves leading up to the amputated limb create the sensation of tingling or pain in an arm or leg which is no longer there.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington PLLC (HLH) have represented many clients who were dealing with a lifelong injury after an accident. HLH attorneys have handled the cases of those who are seriously injured in accidents at work, on the railroad or in a motor vehicle since 1924. Railroad workers may file a FELA injury claim, which extends the benefits available when compared with most workers’ compensation programs. Those who lose a limb or suffer paralysis will need our skilled representation to ensure they have the resources to deal with a lifelong injury after an accident.
A “Life Care Plan” can help a jury to understand all of the ways in which life has changed and the impact a permanent injury has upon your ability to work, as well as your home and vehicles. We work with financial and medical experts to determine the resources you will need to be able to manage not only the expense of your care, but the changes required in every area of your life.
If you or someone you love are dealing with a lifelong injury after an accident we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys for a free consultation. Ask about the types of compensation available to you and how we will aggressively work to ensure you have the resources required to deal with a lifelong injury.