Injury FAQs

Is my Personal Injury Severe Enough to File a Claim?

Let's explore what counts as a severe personal injury

Personal injury claims occur if you’ve received permanent or severe damage because of someone else’s negligence. This injury doesn’t necessarily need to be physical; both emotional and mental damage can be considered in a personal injury claim. Some common causes of personal injuries are automobile accidents, issues with a defective product, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and medical malpractice.

Injuries can range from minor to severe. If you’re in a situation where your life has changed for the worse due to an accident, you may have a severe personal injury. For example, you might not be able to work for a period of time, you might not be able to perform the same sort of work as you did previously, or you might not be able to work at all. Maybe you’re no longer able to perform basic tasks that you’ve always taken for granted. In addition, you could be dealing with a change in memory or long-term emotional complications. 

Starting a claim may be your best course of action in situations like this. If you’re unsure whether you need a lawyer, you can start your free, no-obligation quote on, and one of our lawyers will evaluate your case.

What Counts as a Severe Personal Injury?

If you were injured because of negligence, you should receive compensation, at the very least, for all the expenses associated with treating your injuries.

However, you may be due more compensation than just your initial expenses. If you suffer long-term complications because of the injury, you might be entitled to additional payments to help with these expenses. 

Some of the expenses you could incur are charges for future treatments, damages to compensate for the loss of enjoyment of your life, and damages for pain and suffering.

Several doctors’ opinions might be required to determine the severity of your injury. Your attorney can help you coordinate the necessary evidence so you have everything you need on hand.

Some injuries that are frequently found to be severe include:

  • Traumatic head/brain injuries
  • Severe burns and scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss or limited use of arms, legs, ears, or eyes
  • Neck and/or spinal cord injuries resulting in partial or total paralysis
  • Injuries with permanent damage, loss of function, or significant limitation of an organ

Importance of Filing a Personal Injury Claim

After an injury, the idea of navigating a personal injury claim may stress you out. That’s okay; a lot has changed in your life in a short time. This is where an attorney who specializes in personal injury can assist you. Your lawyer will be familiar with the process and the requirements to bring your personal injury suit, and they will take you through the process step by step.

Maybe you feel like you waited too long, and you can no longer bring a suit. It’s better to consult a lawyer and let them make that determination. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations, and some don’t even charge a fee for your case unless they win. So you don’t have anything to lose by booking a consultation.

How an Attorney Can Help with Your Personal Injury Claim

You might not be sure whether your injury is severe enough to begin a personal injury claim. Contacting a qualified personal injury lawyer is important, whether you’re confident of the strength of your claim or not. Your attorney has experience in this field and will be able to help you evaluate your case.

A personal injury lawyer will take you through the process, every step of the way, from the initial gathering of evidence and documentation through settlement. You’ll have an experienced professional in your corner, fighting for your best interests.

Sometimes, liable parties will attempt to delay or deny fair claims. In other cases, victims receive much smaller settlements than they deserve. A lawyer can help you get what you deserve from a settlement.

It’s easy to get your claim started. With, you don’t pay unless we win your case, and you can contact us, file a claim, and build your case—all online. Get started today!