Oklahoma Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Damages in personal injury cases usually include compensation for economic losses (such as missed work, school, or care from a spouse or partner), as well as medical bills, and non-economic losses.
Fully loaded semi-trucks weigh over 80,000 pounds, the same weight as a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. They also carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel. On the other end of the spectrum, people in cars, pedestrians, and those on bikes and motorcycles have little or no protection from onrushing vehicles. The combination often leads to serious injuries.
According to Oklahoma News 4, a multi-vehicle wreck happened on the Turner Turnpike near Luther around 7 p.m. on Thursday. Four vehicles and one semi-truck were are involved, with Midwest City EMS all responding to the incident. The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes between Luther and Wellston and narrowed the highway to one lane. Authorities had to pull one woman from her car. She and several others were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The assertive lawyers at Dodd Henry stand up for all victims of tractor trailer accidents. During our years of experience, we have developed proven methods which have delivered maximum compensation to thousands of victims. Our lawyers are relentless, both during pretrial settlement negotiations and during trial. In many cases, the results speak for themselves.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries in Oklahoma
Wrongful death is usually the most tragic type of catastrophic injury. These cases are different from any others. Under Oklahoma law, most survivors are entitled to pecuniary losses. This means victims are compensated for their loss. Often survivors are also eligible for additional compensation as a result of the emotional distress caused by an injury or someone else’s neglect.
Other types of catastrophic injuries are survivable, but result in long-term financial and emotional losses. These injuries include:
Head Injuries: Sudden loud noises, trauma wounds, and/or violent motion usually cause head injuries. All brain wounds, including things like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, are always physical injuries. Moreover, these injuries are always permanent. However, a combination of surgery and physical therapy often significantly eases the symptoms.
Burns: These wounds are particularly common in truck crash cases. Diesel fuel burns at a different temperature from gasoline. So, crash victims often sustain third or fourth-degree burns. These injuries always require painful skin grafts and months of recuperation.
Internal Bleeding: Kidneys, livers, and other internal organs have no skin cells for protection. So, when they grind and bump against each other, they often bleed profusely. Many times, first responders and doctors do not stop this bleeding straightaway. This may lead to a victim losing vital fluid for hours.
Oklahoma Law and Pre-Existing Conditions
Many people have adverse medical histories or genetic backgrounds that make them more susceptible to additional illnesses or injuries. Often young victims and elderly victims are more vulnerable to injury than others.
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Catastrophic injuries have lifelong fiscal and emotional consequences. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma, Contact Us, or call 1-918-933-4333.