Type of Injuries
There are literally hundreds of different injuries that a person can suffer due to an injury accident. The Maryland injury lawyers at The Herbst Firm are aware that every injury accident is unique, and the results of the accident can produce injures to various parts of the body. In addition, the feelings of pain, numbness, or aching that one person may feel are unique as well. No two people experience exactly the same type of effects from an injury accident, and it is important that a injury lawyer treat each legal claim for damages as a unique undertaking. Benjamin Herbst will thoroughly examine the details of your case in an attempt to come up with a settlement package that is satisfactory to you. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached in your personal injury case, the we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and fight for your rights at trial. We do not lump all of our Maryland personal injury cases into the same bin, and send out the same form letters to insurance companies and our clients. We treat our cases and our clients as individuals, and we give individual attention to both. Availability is one of Benjamin’s top priorities when handing his client’s injury cases, and he understands how stressful being left in the dark can be. It’s one thing to have to deal with the pain and economic effects of an accident, but to have to deal with it alone is something nobody should have to experience.
The most common types of injuries are those suffered from car accidents. Different types of accidents can produce different injures. For example, a rear end collision has a high probability of producing a whiplash injury, while a rollover accident can often produce a head trauma. Slip and fall accidents also produce unique injuries depending on the surface of the slip and fall, and the way in which the person fell. Common slip and fall injures include hip fractures, elbow fractures, broken wrists and sprained or dislocated shoulders. Many of these slip and fall injures can be quite serious due to the complexity and sensitivity of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip joints. Hand and finger injuries are also the common result of a slip and fall accident, and can leave a person with lifelong pain and the inability to complete certain daily tasks. A hand injury suffered from a slip and fall or car accident can limit a person’s ability to write, type and even brush their teeth for months or years. If your injury was caused by somebody else being careless or negligent, then they should pay for the damage they caused.
Not every personal injury case involves a slip and fall or an auto accident. We have see numerous cases where a person is injured by falling objects like store merchandise, construction materials and lighting fixtures. If any of these injures could have been prevented by the owner of the property then you have a right to recover. Injuries from falling objects may include puncture wounds, concussions and eye injuries. Forklift injuries are also becoming increasingly common due to the popularity of big box shops like Costco and Wal-Mart, and do it yourself stores like Lowes and Home Depot. The operation of forklifts on a sales floor used to be rare, but now these dangerous machines frequently come in contact with customers or other guests. Forklift accidents can cause catastrophic injuries from puncture wounds that damage organs or foot and lower leg fractures, and if a person or business was at fault they should pay for the damage caused.
While severity of some of these injuries will become immediately apparent after the accident, it is important to seek medical treatment after an injury accident regardless of how minor you think the injury may be. In many cases the full symptoms of an injury accident are not felt for hours and sometimes days, especially when dealing with neck and back injuries. If a doctor recommends treatment and rehabilitation, it is also important to adhere to these recommendations. Failure to participate in rehabilitation can lead to further injuries down the road, either to the same body part, or to another body part due to overcompensation. Failing to complete your treatment may also have a negative effect on the amount of money you can recover in your case. Insurance companies will be quick to shift the blame to a victim for not following through with medical treatment.
For more information on specific types of injuries feel free to call Benjamin anytime at (410) 207-2598. Remember that only a doctor can give you accurate medical information on your specific injury. This information is meant to guide you in your legal claim for damages suffered due to your personal injury.