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What is Polytrauma?
In a serious accident, it is possible to sustain multiple traumatic injuries. Polytraumas require a wide range of medical and rehabilitative services that will impact the rest of the victim’s life. If you or a loved one have suffered a polytrauma in an accident as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Common injuries involved in polytrauma include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and fractures
- Herniated discs and spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs and amputations
- Bodily lacerations and disfigurement
- Auditory or vision impairment
- Nerve damage
- Organ failure
Polytrauma typically follows a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, cycling or pedestrian accident. Passengers in vehicle accidents where speeding, drunk driving, no seat belt or helmet use, or distracted driving were involved commonly experience polytrauma. Cycling and pedestrian accidents are likely to result in severe polytrauma due to the lack of protective equipment. And, in the workplace, injuries involving machinery, heavy equipment, falls, chemical exposure, and electrocutions are likely to cause polytrauma to those involved.
When you or a loved one have been a victim of an incident leading to polytrauma, the cost of treatment is likely to be high. Receiving immediate medical care usually involves multiple tests and a hospital stay while long term, therapeutic and rehabilitative services along with ongoing care are often required. As the victim or a family member, your focus during this time should be on getting your life back on track and having improved health. The skilled injury attorneys of Oldham & Delcamp are prepared to handle your claim against the persons or entities responsible for your injuries and seek compensation to handle your past expenses as well as those ahead of you.
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Contact us to discover how we can help you to get through the difficult time after an accident. Oldham and Delcamp trial attorneys have the experience and expertise to fight for your needs and help you to reclaim your life after a slip and fall accident. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer.