Missouri catastrophic injuries can occur in many different types of accidents. However, certain types of incidents most often result in catastrophic injuries. It is important both to know the risks that you face and to know what to do if you have been seriously injured.
The Most Common Cause of Missouri Catastrophic Injuries is Car Accidents
A recent study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that car accidents were the most common cause of deaths from serious injuries. Other common causes of serious injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents included:
- Drug-related poisonings
- Machinery accidents
You can’t predict when you will be involved in one of these accidents, but knowing about the consequences may help you be cautious and avoid situations that can cause you serious harm.
Know What to Do if You Suffer a Missouri Catastrophic Injury
If you have already been seriously hurt in one of the accidents listed above or another type of accident, then it is important to know more about your rights and your possible recovery. You may have the right to file a personal injury claim and to recover damages if someone else’s negligent or deliberate actions caused you to suffer a catastrophic injury. Your recovery may include compensation for your past, current, and future:
- Medical expenses
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Lost income
- Other damages
Don’t Fight for Damages Alone – Call a Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer for Help
You have enough to worry about without trying to manage your own personal injury case. You have the right to get help from an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney who can help negotiate a settlement on your behalf or take your case to court, if necessary. For more information about protecting your rights and possible recovery, please call (573) 240-8866 to schedule a meeting, and please read our FREE book, The Lies Smart People Believe About Missouri Insurance Claims