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Common injuries you may receive if a drunk driver hits you

Car accidents in California are nothing to make light of. Some incidents that occur are hard for drivers to avoid. But the accidents that are caused by drunk drivers usually have a major impact on unsuspecting motorists and their passengers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.8 percent of motorists in the state admit to driving while impaired in the last month. People who are fortunate enough to survive this type of incident often face continuous struggles with their health, finances and other areas of their lives. 

Tips for coping with sudden loss of sight

Injuries directly to the eyes and some head injuries may lead to a loss of vision. Those who find themselves suddenly without sight may be afraid and concerned about their future in California. It can be difficult to adjust to life without sight because it is such an important sense that is relied upon everyday. However, it is possible to live a full and happy life without being able to see. 

Complications associated with spinal cord injuries

If you have ever suffered a spinal cord injury in California, you probably have some idea of just how debilitating and long-lasting the effects of your injury can be. Spinal cord injuries occur when the cord itself or the nerves at the end of the spinal cord suffer damage, which can cause permanent issues and a range of related complications. At Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP, we have a firm understanding of the types of complications that can arise from spinal cord injuries, and we have assisted many clients whose quality of life suffered as a result of such injuries.

What are the types and levels of brainjuries?

Brainjuries are a very serious medical condition. Even very minor brainjuries require medical care and attention. It is difficult to assess injuries to the brain because they cannot be seen in most cases without using special equipment. In addition, some conditions do not produce symptoms that speak to the seriousness of the injury. In any case, if you have been diagnosed with a brainjury, it is important to understand what it means and how severe your injury is.

Amputations and the legal repercussions

While a large majority of amputations in the United States are related to vascular disease such as diabetes, a substantial number of amputations are due to a catastrophic injury. Whether it is the loss of a finger or lower limb, an amputation can make the smallest of tasks burdensome. California court systems may compensate those who have undergone amputations for various medical expenses and physical and emotional suffering.  

Are catastrophic injuries treated differently than in the past?

If you or someone you know suffered a catastrophic injury in California in the past, the chances of that injury leading to death were quite high. However, thanks to medical advancements, chances of surviving such injuries has increased, along with long-term care options. According to Business Insurance, in some situations, injuries that once would leave a worker disabled for life are now treatable and the person may even be able to return to work.

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