Nearly 20 percent of Americans had a disability in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. About 13 percent had a severe disability. (These figures exclude service members and institutionalized individuals.) Some of the disabilities are communicative, some mental, and some physical.
Types of Accidents That Can Cause Disability
There are numerous causes of disability, such as acquired diseases, violent crimes, and congenital conditions. Another major cause of disability is an accident that causes injury.
Below are a few types of accidents that can cause disability.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Near drowning
- Semi-truck and bus accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Dog attacks
- Accidents caused by faulty toys or products
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical mistakes
- Mistakes with pregnancy and delivery
What to Do after a Disabling Accident
If you or your loved one was in an accident that caused a permanent or long-term disabling injury, speak to an attorney to discuss your legal options. There’s a possibility that if another party caused or contributed to the accident, you might be able to file a claim or lawsuit against that party to seek financial reimbursement for your damages. Damages might include your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Also, start collecting all types of information that can support your claim, such as police reports, medical records, doctors’ notes, an injury journal, and contact information for witnesses. Your lawyer will give you a full list of items you’ll need to gather.
Call an Injury Attorney in Peachtree City
To discuss your case with an attorney in Peachtree City, contact the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz. Call us today at 404-474-0804 to schedule a free legal consultation and to determine if you’re eligible for compensation for damages.