Serious automobile accidents can cause permanent physical, emotional, and financial impacts on your daily life. In severe cases, an automobile accident can lead to a permanent disability, preventing you from participating in activities you could do before, or even stealing your ability to take care of yourself.
If you have suffered a permanent disability as the result of a car accident, as the victim you can file a personal injury lawsuit in Washington to be compensated for your injuries. To protect your rights, contact your Clark County personal injury attorney at the Posner Law Office, P.C.
What is a Permanent Disability?
A permanent disability is any type of injury that impairs the mental or physical ability of any person to conduct occupational or non-occupational work for the remainder of the accident victim's life. A permanent disability can be total or partial. A permanent disability can exist in one portion of your life, or your body, while you may still be able to function in other ways.
Types of permanent disabilities commonly associated with severe car accidents can include the following.
- Dismemberment of limbs or bodily tissue.
- Damage to vital organs (such as heart, liver, kidneys).
- Severe burns (third degree, circumferential) that leave lasting scars or damage.
- Traumatic brain injury.
- Nerve damage causing partial or total numbness in an extremity.
- Paralysis (total, paraplegia, quadriplegia).
- Loss of eye sight.
- Loss of hearing.
- Reduced function in motor skills.
- Mental disability.
While there are a wide variety of injuries that can result from a serious automobile accident, permanent disabilities can take the most from you. If another driver was the cause of your accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
How a Permanent Disability May Affect Your Life
Permanent disabilities can result in life-long effects on your daily living, your finances, and your ability to work. These injuries require lengthy treatment, medicine, medical bills, physical therapy, or psychological treatment. The disability which arises from your car accident may prevent you from finding employment in the area you are trained in, or even the ability to seek employment at all.
While such serious injuries are common in car accidents, a permanent disability may also arise from bike accidents, motorcycle crashes, or truck accidents.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
A permanent disability will significantly affect your life in many ways, but the financial cost to you and your loved ones can be extremely high. An experienced Washington attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf to help you recoup the financial losses you have suffered and will suffer throughout your life.
A personal injury lawsuit can win you compensation for
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your vehicle or other property
- Loss of consortium with your spouse
- Punitive damages (in certain circumstances)
Quinn Posner is an experienced personal injury attorney who has won hundreds of thousands of dollars in numerous cases throughout the State of Washington. He can put those years of experience to work for you.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you care for have been the victim of another's negligence in a motor vehicle accident, you can be compensated for the resulting injuries. I represent clients in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, and the rest of Clark County. Contact Quinn Posner today to schedule a free consultation.