The Experienced Representation You Need Following a Catastrophic Car Accident
Feb. 15, 2023
A car accident can dramatically change your life in an instant. One person’s poor decisions behind the wheel can leave you with serious injuries or even permanent disability, unaffordable medical costs, lost wages and other overwhelming consequences. Without help, the aftermath of a car crash can be too much to bear.
Thankfully, help is available from experienced and caring personal injury attorneys like those at Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law. If you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries due to another driver’s negligence, we are ready to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all losses associated with the crash.
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, we’re ready to help you. Call our Roanoke-area office to schedule a free consultation today.
Common Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
In more than 30 years of practice, we have helped clients seek compensation for:
Traumatic brain injuries
Whiplash and other neck injuries
Broken bones, including fractures and dislocations
Spinal cord injuries
Paralysis (quadriplegia and paraplegia)
Deep cuts and skin abrasions
Some of these injuries can be healed, while others are permanent. Still others may appear to heal but will result in years or a lifetime of chronic pain. Your compensation should reflect the full extent of what your injuries have cost you. This includes medical bills, anticipated future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
Invisible Injuries Can Still Be Debilitating
Not every injury from a car accident is obvious or easily diagnosed. A traumatic brain injury, for instance, may not show symptoms immediately. And even after a TBI is suspected, it takes time and an array of additional tests to determine the extent of the injury and its prognosis. Other internal physical injuries are similarly difficult.
Emotional and psychological injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder are common following a serious car crash, but these cannot be diagnosed with conventional medical tests. Victims may not experience conscious symptoms until weeks after the crash. At that time, they will likely need to consult with mental health professionals to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
We mention “invisible” injuries for two reasons. The first is to emphasize the importance of seeking medical attention immediately after the crash and continuing to follow up with providers over time. This is both to protect your health and to protect a future personal injury claim (medical records will provide important evidence).
The second reason is that assessing/calculating the total costs of your car accident injuries is often a detailed and complex process. The more information you can obtain from health care providers, the better our attorneys can help you show the full extent of your injuries and the costs of treating them.
Contact Us for A Free Consultation About Your Legal Options
Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. is based in Vinton, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of Virginia, including Roanoke. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. Because we understand that travel is sometimes difficult after a car accident, we can travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital upon request.
To tell us your story and learn how we can help, give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation case review.