If you suffered any type of injury or loss related to someone else’s negligence, you may feel unsure of your next steps and how to receive compensation for those injuries and losses. In some cases, determining the amount of compensation will depend largely on the severity of your injuries. If your injuries are severe enough you may not have the ability to return to work, resulting in not only medical bills, but lost wages as well. Learn more about the types of injuries that are considered serious enough to warrant additional compensation when caused by someone else’s negligence.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many car accidents lead to traumatic brain injuries simply because of the force of a catastrophic impact between vehicles. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or even fatalities. Some serious traumatic brain injuries require surgery, hospitalization, continued medical treatments, therapy, and strong medications. If you suffered any type of traumatic brain injury resulting from a car accident, you may have the right to substantial compensation for your losses.


Car accidents often cause victims to have crushed limbs, requiring the need for amputation. Amputation of any body part will drastically impact the remainder of someone’s life and can impact a victim both emotionally as well as physically. Additionally, many victims will remain unable to return to work as a result of amputation and may be unable to perform everyday activities without assistance.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Those victims who suffer spinal cord injuries may have debilitating pain for the rest of their lives, or possible paralysis. Paralysis may be permanent or temporary, as well as complete or partial. No matter what type of paralysis occurs in a victim of a car accident, their way of life is substantially altered, oftentimes permanently. Victims suffering from paralysis of any kind will not be able to return to work, resulting in lost wages, as well as need assistance for the remainder of their lives.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur to either the mother or child (or both) either before, during or immediately after the birthing process. While births are typically a time for joy and celebration, if a medical practitioner was negligent in any way during the birthing process, permanent injuries may result to either the mother or child. This can result in a lifetime of medical complications as well as pain and suffering.

Wrongful Death

In the case of a person that dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, the family of the victim has the legal right to pursue justice on behalf of their loved one. They have the right to pursue compensation for funeral costs, unexpected remaining medical expenses, the pain and suffering their loved one endured, as well as the loss of income and consortium.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you love suffered serious personal injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Griggs Injury Law at (816) 474-0202 who can help you understand all of your legal rights and help you receive the compensation you deserve for your serious personal injury.