Serious Injury Lawyers

Chicago Serious or Fatal Injury Lawyers

An individual’s life could be changed or permanently altered by the extent of the injuries sustained in an accident. If this describes you, you and your family could be entitled to monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, changes to your daily life, medical bills, disabilities, permanent injuries and death.

Unsure of how to navigate the complicated monetary recovery process? Trust the injury lawyers at the Law Office of Grace & Thompson to assist you throughout the entire process. We take time to listen to your account of events, thoroughly evaluate the nature and extent of your injuries, determine your rights, and fight on your behalf to recover every dollar that your entitled.

What Are Serious or Fatal Injuries?

Unlike accidents that come with painful but moderate injuries where the victim can recover more quickly, serious or fatal injuries have long-lasting or permanent consequences. These injuries are catastrophic, causing the victim’s life to change in profound ways or even death.

Neck, Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

The back can generally be described in three segments. The cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (mid-back) and lumbar spine (low back). Injuries to the back can occur from direct impacts and also by rapid acceleration and deceleration forces (automobile collisions). Injuries to any area of the back can be debilitating and result in complex surgeries that require the implementation of orthopedic hardware.

Some injuries to the back can resolve while others can have dramatic life-long effects. The spinal cord is one of the most crucial parts of the human body. It ensures your brain sends the right signals to other parts of your body. A defective or damaged spine due to an accident may lead to life-threatening issues like paralysis, inability to control bodily functions, impaired speech patterns, and more.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

The brain is the most complex, sensitive and delicate part of the human body. Damage to the brain can be very devastating. Common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Changes in mental state and awareness
  • Altered cognitive functions
  • Limited or loss of mobility

Loss of Vision or Hearing and Amputations

The total or partial loss of vision or hearing is a severe injury entitling a person to significant compensation. The cause of the loss can be the direct result of an automobile accident or hazardous working conditions, e.g., inadequate protective gear. The loss of hearing can considerably alter the victim’s life. Similarly, the total or partial loss or removal of an individual’s arm, leg, hand, foot, fingers or toes is known as an amputation.

Amputations are often the result of a catastrophic event resulting in traumatic effects on the victim. However, in other cases, amputations can be a form of medical treatment to prevent even more serious injuries or death resulting from the catastrophic event.


There are different degrees of burns. The higher degree of burn the potential for more devastating of an injury. Injuries from burns can profoundly or permanently damage the bone and muscle tissue of the victim.

What Are the Recoverable Costs of Serious or Fatal Injuries?

Severe injuries are often associated with significant emotional damages, alongside devastating physical damages. The costs associated with a serious injury can be classified broadly into economic and non-economic costs.

Recoverable Economic Costs

These include most all medical expenses: hospitalization, surgery, doctors, MRI, CT-Scan, X-Rays, rehabilitation, physical therapy, prescription drugs and nursing care. Recoverable economic costs also include lost wages, lost incomes, lost future wages and incomes, reduced earning capacity and disability.

Recoverable Non-Economic Costs

Recoverable non-economic costs include pain and suffering, depression, disfigurement, scarring, anxiety, loss of the enjoyment of life, and others.

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