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What Are the Most Serious Types of Injuries in the State of Illinois?

A serious injury can change your life. One moment, you’re fine, and the next, you’re struggling to cope with pain, physical limitations, financial losses, and the knowledge that your life may never be the same. 

At Cook, Bartholomew, Cook & Jones, LLP, we understand the struggles individuals may go through after an accident caused by a careless party. Serious injuries can reshape your physical and mental health, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you move forward.

What Is a Serious Injury?

“Serious” can seem like a highly subjective term. What’s serious for one person may seem minor to another. Even the term “catastrophic injury” is not a technical medical or legal term in Illinois. However, most people accept that severe and catastrophic injuries cause long-lasting, life-altering damage to a body part or bodily system. 

There is no question that traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage are serious injuries. These are injuries that cause pain and result in temporary or permanent disability, loss of function, and life-changing repercussions. Some of the most serious types of injuries that can occur in the state of Illinois typically include: 

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Organ damage
  • Blindness
  • Hearing loss
  • Severe burns

Other injuries, like broken bones, may rise to the level of catastrophic injuries if they cause nerve damage, internal bleeding, or organ damage.

Serious injuries require extensive medical intervention and can result in staggering medical expenses as well as long-term quality-of-life adjustments.

What Types of Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries in Illinois?

Unfortunately, many of these serious injuries are caused by the careless or reckless actions of other individuals or parties. Common incidents that can lead to significant injuries in Illinois include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Premises liability accidents

Experiencing a severe injury is challenging, and recognizing that a careless individual or party is the cause of your pain, financial losses, and the long-term change in your quality of life can be difficult to process. An experienced serious injury attorney can work with you to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve after an accident caused by the careless actions of another. Your lawyer can help you recover damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from your injury.

Contact an Experienced Illinois Personal Injury Attorney Today 

At Cook, Bartholomew, Cook & Jones, LLP, we have over 150 years of combined legal experience. Our legal team is committed to getting positive results for our clients. We have an extensive track record of helping individuals with serious injuries recover meaningful compensation. We understand how significant accident injuries can reshape your life and your finances. Let us help you recover the money you need to stabilize your financial situation and account for your current and future medical needs and expenses. 

Contact our Illinois office today and arrange a free, no-obligation legal consultation.