Accidents can result in a variety of injuries. Some injuries are minor. Minor injuries
typically heal completely within a short time with little medical intervention
or financial losses. However, serious accident injuries are much different. A
person that sustains serious accident injuries may be out of work for months.
The injury may result in a permanent impairment. If you sustain serious
accident injuries, it is important to seek legal advice from New Orleans
personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

What Are Serious Accident Injuries?

Any injury can be serious. However, some types of injuries are considered catastrophic or
serious injuries because they have life-altering implications for the victim.
In many cases, serious accident injuries result in permanent disabilities that
significantly impair a person’s ability to work. These injuries often result in
a decrease in the person’s quality of life because of the impairment. In other
words, serious or catastrophic accident injuries can completely change a
person’s life forever.

Examples of serious accident injuries and catastrophic accident injuries include:
  • Amputation and Limb Loss
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Other
    Severe Head Injuries
  • Coma
  • Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
  • Severe Burns
  • Loss of Bodily Function
  • Loss of Sensory Functions (i.e.
    hearing and vision loss)

Even though other injuries may not always result in a permanent disability, they can result
in surgeries, physical therapy, and significant financial losses. The severity
of an injury depends on numerous factors, including the person.

Other common accident injuries include:
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Back injuries, such as ruptured discs

It is wise to see a physician for a complete examination after any type of accident or
injury. Only a qualified physician can diagnose your condition and develop a
treatment plan that gives you the best chance of a successful recovery.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

When you are injured because of the wrongdoing, errors, or negligence of another party, you
might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For example, if a driver
runs a right light and causes a car crash, the victims of the car crash can
file a claim against the at-fault driver for compensation of damages.

Damages included in a personal injury claim can range from financial losses to physical
pain and emotional suffering. Financial losses include loss of income, medical
expenses, travel expenses, personal care, and medical equipment. The value of
your economic losses is the total of all expenses or losses related to the
accident, your injury, and your recovery. If you sustain a permanent disability,
you might also be entitled to compensation for future financial losses, medical
care, and personal care.

Pain and suffering are more difficult to value. Noneconomic damages include physical
pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, scarring, disabilities, and loss of
quality of life. There is not an invoice or a formula for calculating how much
a person suffers after an injury. However, our experienced New Orleans personal
injury lawyers understand how to use the facts in your case and the evidence we
uncover to calculate the maximum value for pain and suffering damages.

Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney for Help

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, Attorney Fred Olinde and the legal
team of The Olinde Firm can help. We investigate car crashes to gather evidence
that proves you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. We handle
insurance claims and file personal injury lawsuits to protect the best
interests of our clients.

Call (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Orleans personal
injury attorneys.