Permanent Injuries from Car Accidents in Alabama
Talk to an attorney who can help you rebuild your life
It only takes one moment of carelessness by another driver to change your life forever. The force of impact in a car accident can cause all kinds of damage to the human body, and unfortunately, sometimes, that damage is beyond repair. Life will never be quite the same – but there is a path forward. We can help.
The car accident lawyers at Dean Waite & Associates, LLC have worked with many Alabamans who faced life-altering, permanent injuries as a result of car wrecks. Our mission is to help you rebuild your quality of life and fight for your future. Give us a call or contact us online for a free case evaluation.
Types of permanent injuries in car accidents
A permanent injury is simply an injury that will affect you indefinitely; as far as any doctor can tell, it won’t go away. Some types of permanent injuries that can be sustained in car wrecks include:
- Loss of limbs (amputation)
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Chronic back pain and other permanent back injuries
- Post-traumatic arthritis and other permanent knee injuries
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Chronic pain
- Nerve damage
- Scarring and disfigurement
Some types of mental injuries can also be considered permanent, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What’s included in a car accident permanent injury settlement?
If you have a permanent disability after a car accident, then your compensation for the wreck should include the full long-term cost of the injury. It’s not just your medical treatment, such as surgery and other medical procedures to treat the immediate symptoms. It’s the total cost of the permanent disability, including:
- Ongoing medical treatment, such as medication to help manage chronic pain or follow-up visits and future medical procedures.
- Physical and occupational therapy to help you make the most of your abilities and rebuild your independence.
- Modifications to your home or vehicle for accessibility purposes to accommodate your injury.
- Medical devices needed to regain your mobility and independence, such as wheelchairs, canes, prosthetics, hearing aids, and more, depending on the type of injury.
- Vocational rehabilitation if you need to change careers because of your injury.
- Lost income if your permanent injury affects your ability to work.
- Replacement services if your injury makes you unable to do household tasks such as cleaning, childcare, and yard work.
- Pain and suffering, which can be substantial if you will have chronic pain for the rest of your life.
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life if you are no longer able to do some of the things you love.
There is no single average car accident settlement for a permanent back injury or another type of permanent injury sustained in a car accident. It depends on the nature of the injury, the available insurance, and the surrounding circumstances. But you can rest assured that the insurance company will fight hard to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need a car accident lawyer who hits back just as hard.
Talk to Dean Waite & Associates about your legal options after a car wreck
Feeling overwhelmed is normal if you believe you may have a permanent injury. The legal process can take a long time, especially if the extent of your injuries is still unclear. The insurance company is breathing down your neck. You don’t have to go it alone. We can help.
The sooner you contact us, the better. We can listen to your story and explain your legal options with no cost and no obligation. If you hire us, we’ll deal with the insurance company and move your legal case forward while you focus on rebuilding your life. We are firmly in your corner every step of the way.
If you sustained a serious or permanent injury in a car wreck in Alabama, give us a call or contact us online for a free consultation with a car accident lawyer who cares. If you are unable to come to our office in Mobile, AL, we can come to you.