The Lassen Law Firm represents personal injury clients on a contingency
basis: our fee is charged only if we win your injury case. There are no
attorney's fees until we make a recovery. The Lassen Law Firm charges
reasonable 29% contingency fee and offers expert legal services to its
clients. In the beginning of the case, we assume all of the risk on a
personal injury case and you do not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.
Only if we recover on your behalf, we will be compensated.
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The negligence of another resulting in injuries to a victim often causes
a physical injury. There are some circumstances where a physical injury
is not the issue but rather an emotional or psychological injury is suffered.
These claims for personal injury may be as simple as a laceration or as
severe as paralysis. Soft tissue injuries are not less serious. Traumatic
brain injuries are soft tissue in nature, as are vital organ ruptures
from rapid deceleration events.
The Lassen Law Firm takes every injury seriously. We understand that personal
injury law cannot restore body parts or functions but it does and can
provide the accident victim with monetary resources to more effectively
adjust to their new circumstances or to compensate them for the changes
they already endured. Whether the victim of a work related incident, an
automobile crash, a premises related claim, professional negligence, product
failure or otherwise, consult a professional familiar with the laws related
to personal injuries for advice.
Injuries in Philadelphia
When it comes to personal injury cases there are about a million different
injuries that can be involved. Knowing a bit about these injuries, what
types of injuries are likely to appear, and what injuries to look out
for is the best way to get prepared before contacting a personal injury
lawyer in Philadelphia. Knowing what to look for and a bit about each
type of injury is the safest way to get your personal injury case off
to a good start.
There are several different categories of injury to consider, and each
is as unique as the last.
The first and most common injury type is of course to the skin. Because
this is the largest organ and the most likely to come in contact with
debris, heat, and other outside forces, it is nearly always affected by
in personal injury cases. Three common skin injuries are as follows:
Burns- burns are common in instances of vehicle accidents, fire and heat
related accidents, and more. Often, burns are the most serious of skin
injuries. Burns are tricky because they can be of varying degrees and
severity, can cover either small portions or the entire body, and can
be incredibly painful. On top of all that, burns always need medical attention
because they can easily become infected causing wide spread illness and
infection through the body which can lead to other serious illnesses and
even death. Keeping a close eye on burns is incredibly necessary and can
require the help of medical professionals.
Bruising- the second most common skin injury is of course bruising. This
can also be considered a muscular injury and should also be watched very
carefully by a professional. Bruising can indicate further damage such
as internal injury, internal bruising, and even internal bleeding which
can be far more severe than you may think. It is important that all bruising
be checked by a physician to determine if further damage is indicated
or if it is simply bruising on the skin and muscle. Bruising can be incredibly
painful and can limit range of motion making it difficult to get back
to work and everyday life.
Abrasions- this is the third most common issue when it comes to skin injuries.
Abrasions are common in a wide range of injury cases and can lead to extreme
discomfort, infection, and more if not taken proper care of. Abrasions
can also lead to scarring which can be painful and extensive depending
on how serious the injury. Abrasions should be washed thoroughly and kept
wrapped and dressed.
Dismemberment: The second type of injury that is a bit more severe is of
course dismemberment. This is a very serious injury and again should be
closely monitored by a professional to insure that more grievous injuries
are not present. Though many personal injury cases do not end in dismemberment,
some can lead to amputation if the injury is severe enough. Dismemberment
can be something as simple as losing a finger to the loss of hands, extremities,
and even arms and legs. This type of injury is far more serious and can
lead to infection, severe fever and other issues that can ultimately lead
to death. It is critical that with any injury that either results in dismemberment
or amputation, those injured seek immediate medical attention for their wounds.
Bone & Spinal Injuries
Another, far more common injury is of course broken bones. Broken bones
can again be precursors to more serious injuries. Often times, broken
bones may not manifest themselves at the time of injury. This can also
include things like herniated discs, spinal cord compression, and even
things like needing chiropractic visits following injury.
There are three things to keep an eye out for when considering broken bones
and spinal injuries.
Bruising and extreme pain in stemming from one location. Often times, if
the bone is not visibly broken at the time of injury, bruising and extreme
localized pain can signify a more serious injury. This could be an indicator
that an x-ray or more involved examination is necessary.
Swelling- the next thing to watch for is swelling. Though swelling can
mean nothing more than a sprain or a twist, it can also mean that bones
are broken. Swelling can indicate fractures, actual breaks, and more.
If swelling persists after an injury it is almost always best to get an
x-ray just to be sure that there is no break, fracture or otherwise, that
may cause issue later on in the healing process.
Nausea- when a bone breaks, bone marrow can escape into the blood causing
nausea. It is necessary for those affected check on any nausea. Though
it may seem as if it is nothing more than a stomach upset, it can also
mean that bone marrow is slowly escaping into the blood stream causing
nausea. Watching for these issues is the best way to insure that broken
bones are not ignored.
Internal Injury: Another type of injury to keep track of is of course internal
injuries. Internal injuries are often far harder to catch if they are
not taken care of immediately. This could also include injury to vital
organs like the eyes. With internal injury, it is always best to watch
for a few distinct indicators that could signify further internal injury.
Severe and Persistent Pain- often times when internal injuries are present
it is signified by severe pain and discomfort. Though often following
an accident, pain and discomfort is common, in cases where internal injury
is present pain will be localized to the area, will be intense, and will
Nausea and Vomiting- stomach upset is one of the best ways to indicate
that something is not right with the body. Nausea can signify internal
bleeding, broken bones and more. Keeping track of nausea and vomiting,
especially vomiting blood is the best way to insure that internal injuries
are taken care of as they appear rather than ignoring them until something
far more serious happens.
Unexplained Bruising, Bleeding or Other Issues- the last thing to watch
for is of course and bruising that shows up after the fact, any bleeding
that has no real explanation, or any other problem that may pop up after
the injury has already occurred. Keeping a close eye on these issues can
help to pinpoint internal injury that may not have been caught at the
time of injury before it becomes life threatening.
Taking the time to learn about what type of personal injuries are common
is the best way to know how to go about starting your own personal injury
lawsuit. With the proper guidance from our Philadelphia personal injury
lawyers, anyone can get the benefits that they deserve following a personal
injury if they retain our firm.
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Please call the Lassen Law Firm to see how we can help in your personal
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29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms.