What type of injury did you sustain in your car accident?
Florida auto accidents often result in serious injuries. If you have been injured in an accident, your life can change forever in a second. Your ability to physically move or take care of yourself can be severely affected. You might not be able to work or drive or perform other routine tasks for weeks or months or even longer. That's why it's critical that you contact the Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman after your accident. Time counts when it comes to investigating injury accidents. And the sooner we can get started, the stronger your case.
Working with people injured in auto accidents has provided us with an in-depth understanding of the impact an accident on people's lives. Some injuries seem minor at first. But many injuries often turn out to be much more complicated and severe than many people might originally suspect. For example, you might sustain wrist injuries from the force of the accident. Drivers may grip the steering wheel firmly at the moment of impact. The excessive strain on the nerves may result in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is usually indicated by tingling, pain, or weakness in the hand or wrist. The seriousness of the injury may not be obvious at the time of the crash.
How a lawyer can help me with my injury after an auto accident?
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in an auto accident, we can make sure that you're examined by respected medical professionals and given the appropriate tests to detect any bodily damage or injury that might otherwise be overlooked. We leave nothing unexamined when it comes to helping our clients get justice.
If you have been injured in a serious accident, we can strongly advocate that you receive an MRI to determine if there was any tissue damage to the brain or spinal cord as well as other soft body tissues or organs. By taking such a careful and meticulous approach, we're able to determine how much your claim is worth and help you obtain full compensation.
Other car accident injuries include:
- Herniated disc: The discs that separate your spinal vertebrae can become damaged, causing intense pain in your cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
- Whiplash: This type of neck injury occurs as your head and neck move violently backward and forward during impact.
- Jaw injury (TMJ) or temporomandibular joint disorder: This type of injury often has symptoms that don't appear immediately after the accident.
We've also included a page on our website specifically devoted to the topic of, "What should I do if I'm injured in an auto accident in Florida?" We have provided all this information for you because we know that injury victims are hungry for information after their accident.
Why should I hire attorney Troutman if I've been hurt in a car crash?
Lawyers often talk about what they can do for clients. Attorney Richard Troutman and his associates produce results. In the last three decades, our hard work has consistently produced results that our clients need and deserve. We regularly secure hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars for injury victims and their families. That's why we have such a well-earned reputation for standing up for car accident injury victims throughout Central Florida.
Serious injury accidents demand serious attention. Call 866-434-5770 for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us online or visit us in person. Our offices are located in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida. We're here to serve your needs.
Neck injuries caused by car accidents can be life-altering. Whiplash - one of the most common types of car accident neck injuries - may be combined with concussions or a more serious injury. Neck injuries involving damage to the muscle, ligaments or discs in the neck are potentially very serious, but insurance companies may dismiss these claims or downplay the injury as minor. When so much is at stake, it's important to contact us as soon as possible if you or a loved one has sustained a neck injury in a car accident.
Many neck injuries, including whiplash, occur as a result of a rear-end car accident. But all different types of accidents can cause neck injuries. Along with whiplash, other common neck injuries we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
- Neck sprain
- Broken neck
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Partial paralysis
- Total paralysis
If your head hits the dashboard or another object in the car, you could sustain an injury that affects you for the rest of your life. In addition, the full extent of the damage may not be realized initially, especially in the case of a brain injury, where there may be no sign of external damage. However, the brain tissue may be bruised or torn, causing the tissues to swell and bleed, which could lead to serious complications over time. For this reason, having an MRI to check for any tissue abnormalities is extremely important following a car accident. Similarly, neuropsychological testing may be necessary to check for any cognitive disorders or impaired brain function.
If you or a loved one sustained a head injury in a car accident, we can work with you to make sure you have a compelling case and your family is fairly compensated. Head injury accidents can be very expensive. From emergency medical procedures to follow-up medical attention and lost income, the financial impact of a head injury can be tens of thousands of dollars or even much more. Head injuries can cover a wide range. Some of the most common head injuries caused by car accidents we deal with at the Richard Troutman Law Firm include:
- Brain damage
- Memory loss
- Facial bruises
- Broken bones
Oftentimes, individuals suffering from a brain injury may have a change of personality, suffer memory loss, lose the ability to multitask, or be unable to hold down a job. In such cases, you may be able to receive compensation for loss of wages, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. In certain extreme cases, head injuries caused by car accidents can result in death. In such instances, you may need to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Orlando or wherever your loved one's fatal car accident took place. We can help you file such a lawsuit and deal with all the legal issues involved with such complicated cases.
Spinal cord injuries caused by car accidents can change a person's life forever. Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, an accident victim can be partially or totally paralyzed. Victims may be unable to return to their normal lives; they may need full-time medical care.
The average annual cost of a spinal cord injury ranges from $15,000 to $30,000 each year. During a spinal cord injury victim's lifetime, the financial impact of such an injury can be significantly larger and range from $500,000 to $3 million depending on the severity of the injury. Your family shouldn't be held responsible for such a large financial burden. Remember, you or your loved one didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's reckless behavior. Contact us. We can help.