If you or someone you know has suffered from an infection following a car accident or any other traumatic event, don’t hesitate to seek legal help.

At Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact a serious infection can have on you and your family. We’ll work tirelessly to protect your rights and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Our legal team has successfully represented many clients in cases involving infections and similar injuries. We have the necessary knowledge and experience to help you fight for justice and compensation for your injuries.

Don’t let a serious infection affect your quality of life. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your personal injury claim.

Common Causes of Infection

Infections can occur due to a variety of reasons. Some common causes of infection include:

  • Wounds or injuries — Wounds and injuries from car accidents, slip-and-falls, or other physical trauma can become infected if not properly cleaned and treated.
  • Bacterial or viral infections — These can be caused by exposure to contaminated surfaces or objects, close contact with an infected person, or through the air.
  • Surgical procedures — Infections can occur due to surgical procedures, especially if the surgical instruments or site are not properly sanitized.

If you or a loved one has suffered an infection due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury lawyer. At Held, Held & Held, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

Steps to Take After an Infected Injury

If you have suffered an infection after an injury, it is essential to take certain steps to protect your health and legal rights.

Here are some steps to consider:

  • Seek medical attention. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after any injury, even if you don’t feel immediate symptoms. Some infections may not show symptoms until several days after the injury, so you need a thorough medical examination to detect potential problems.
  • Document your injuries. Keep a record of your injuries, including photographs, medical records, and doctor’s notes. This documentation can help support your case in court or during negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Notify your insurance company. Notify your insurance company of the accident and your injuries as soon as possible. Be honest and accurate in your description of the incident and your injuries.
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. They can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders. Follow your doctor’s orders for treatment and recovery. Infections can be complex and require medication, topical treatments, or even surgery to help stop the infection and promote healing.

Symptoms of Infection

Symptoms of infection can vary depending on the type and severity of the infection, but some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever or high body temperature
  • Chills and sweats
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Pain or tenderness in the affected area
  • Redness or swelling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea or abdominal pain
  • Coughing or shortness of breath
  • Headache or body aches
  • Skin rash or other skin abnormalities

If you have experienced any of these symptoms following an accident or traumatic event, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A qualified personal injury lawyer can also help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and related expenses.

Compensation for Infected Injuries

Compensation for infected injuries can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the impact on the victim’s life, and other factors.

Here are some types of compensation that may be available for infection injuries:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for medical expenses related to infections can include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, medication costs, and other expenses associated with your treatment and recovery.
  • Lost wages — If you have had to miss work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering — Infections can cause significant pain and discomfort, which may entitle you to compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress —  If you have experienced emotional distress or psychological trauma due to your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for emotional damages.
  • Property damage — If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident that caused your infection, you may be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Overall, a personal injury lawyer is a valuable resource, and they can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

If you or someone you know has suffered from an infection due to an accident or other traumatic event, seeking legal assistance can be crucial to protect your rights and obtain fair compensation. At Held, Held & Held, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has successfully represented numerous clients in similar cases.

We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll an infection can have on you and your family. Our lawyers have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve, and we are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at Held, Held & Held today for a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. We will protect your rights and help you move forward with your life.

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