If you or a loved one has suffered from polytrauma caused by a car accident or any other traumatic event, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance.

The team of personal injury  lawyers at Held, Held & Held in Brooklyn has the necessary knowledge and experience to help you pursue justice and fair compensation for your injuries. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial hardships that can arise from a polytrauma injury, and we are committed to fighting for your rights and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.

You don’t have to suffer in silence. Contact us today and take the first step towards obtaining the justice and compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Polytrauma

Polytrauma is a type of injury caused by multiple traumatic events that may affect different body parts.

Some common causes of polytrauma include:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents from a height
  • Physical assault
  • Sports injuries
  • Explosions
  • Military combat
  • Workplace accidents
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery or equipment

If you or a loved one has suffered polytrauma 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 a Polytrauma Injury

If you have suffered a polytrauma 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 an accident that potentially caused polytrauma, even if you don’t feel immediate symptoms. Some injuries may not show symptoms until several days after the incident, so you need a thorough medical examination to detect any potential medical issues.
  • 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 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. polytrauma can be complex and may require physical therapy, medication, surgery, or other treatments to help manage pain and promote healing.

Symptoms of Polytrauma

Polytrauma is a serious injury that affects multiple parts of the body.

Symptoms of polytrauma can vary depending on the severity and specific areas affected, but common symptoms may include:

  • Pain or tenderness in multiple areas of the body
  • Difficulty moving limbs or performing everyday tasks
  • Loss of sensation or tingling in limbs
  • Cognitive difficulties, such as memory loss or difficulty concentrating
  • Speech difficulties
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Difficulty breathing or chest pain
  • Abdominal pain or tenderness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Emotional and psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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 Polytrauma

Compensation for polytrauma 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 polytrauma:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for medical expenses related to polytrauma can include hospital bills, doctor’s fees, physical therapy, 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 — Polytrauma 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 injury, 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.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

If you or someone close to you has been a victim of polytrauma or any other type of injury, it is essential to seek legal assistance promptly. Held, Held & Held offers free consultations with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and holding liable parties accountable for their actions.

Do not endure the consequences of your injuries alone. Contact us at Held, Held & Held today, and take the first step towards securing the compensation and justice you deserve.

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