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Pursuing Compensation for Injuries That Affect Your Mobility

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DuPage County personal injury attorneysWhile some car accident injuries require minimal treatment and have a fairly short recovery time, in many cases the effects of an injury are long-lasting, or even permanent. This is especially true of injuries that limit mobility. Such injuries can influence all facets of a person’s life, and it is important for victims to know all of the possible damages for which they can pursue compensation when another driver is at fault.

Types of Car Crash Injuries That Limit Mobility

A car accident can cause a variety of serious or catastrophic injuries that temporarily or permanently prevent a victim from utilizing their full range of motion. Some common examples include:

  • Neck and back injuries - Injuries to the soft tissue and vertebrae in the neck and back can cause significant pain, and an injured person may need to remain mostly immobile throughout recovery.
  • Spinal cord injuries - When the spinal cord is damaged in an accident, injury victims may find that a significant portion of their body is fully or partially paralyzed, preventing them from ever regaining the mobility they had before the crash.
  • Broken bones and amputated limbs - When a person’s arms or legs are crushed in a collision, they may need weeks or months for their bones to fully heal, along with extensive physical therapy. Especially severe injuries may require amputation, in which case the injured person may need to learn to adapt to a wheelchair or prosthetic limb.
  • Severe burns - Third-degree burns suffered in a car accident can result in nerve damage, as well as permanent scarring and tightening of the skin, which may reduce a person’s range of motion around certain joints.

Recoverable Economic and Non-Economic Damages

If your mobility is limited after a car accident with a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your medical expenses, including not only your emergency care, but also any necessary surgery and ongoing treatment and therapy to aid in your recovery. Mobility limitations can also keep you away from work or prevent you from performing your previous job responsibilities, in which case you may be entitled to compensation for your loss of income.

Reduced mobility can also affect your ability to perform basic daily tasks and participate in activities that you enjoy. In such cases, you may be entitled to non-economic damages related to your pain and suffering, mental stress, and loss of enjoyment. An attorney can help you determine a fair amount of non-economic damages to pursue. 

Contact a DuPage County Catastrophic Injury Attorney

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand how much financial compensation can help to ease the stress of your injuries and give you the best chance at the greatest possible physical recovery. Whether your case must be resolved through a settlement or trial, we will remain by your side and strive to secure full compensation. Contact our Naperville personal injury lawyers today at 630-932-9100 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Source:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=073500050K2-1115.2

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