Accidents happen when you least expect them. And while many accidents have a minimal impact, others cause significant injuries that have lasting health effects. When a serious injury is caused by another person’s negligent actions, an attorney’s assistance is required.
Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. is proud to offer legal support to accident victims. Our Albuquerque firm has a reputation for being a dedicated advocate for injury victims, including children experiencing injuries because of negligence or abuse. We also know that catastrophic injuries can have a lasting impact on the entire family, which is why our accident lawyers provide compassionate, caring legal assistance to every client.
Any injury that causes permanent impairment or disability is considered catastrophic. Brain injuries are a common cause of lasting impairment, as they can lead to multiple ill-effects. Depending on what area of the brain is damaged, a person might experience loss of memory, a personality change, decreased ability, diminished cognition, and many other effects. Some people make a full recovery after a brain injury, while others will never fully recover.
Spinal injuries can also be considered catastrophic. Damage to certain areas of the spinal cord can lead to paralysis. Paralysis may affect only the lower half of the body or all four extremities. In other instances, paralysis may not occur, but the person may experience chronic pain in the back or neck. In both cases, extended physical therapy may be necessary as treatment.
“The road to recovery after an accident is not always a peaceful journey.” -Unknown
Car accidents are a common cause of serious injuries. Speeding drivers can cause major damage in a collision, especially when there are multiple vehicles involved. Drunk drivers are also known to cause catastrophic accidents, with some motorists losing their lives as a result.
While slipping and falling might not seem like a serious accident, it can be when it results in a head injury. Hitting your head on a hard surface can cause lasting damage to the brain, as well as swelling, bleeding, and other ill-effects.
If you have experienced significant injuries that have had a life-changing impact, Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. is here to help. As one of the oldest personal injury firms in Albuquerque, we have a real investment in serving the surrounding community. We also know that serious injuries can have considerable emotional effects, and we want to do our part to improve the lives of our clients.