Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving Arkansas

Serious Injury Cases - Our Jonesboro Personal Injury Law Firm Won't Back Down from a Complex Legal Matter

At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, our experienced attorneys have years of experience handling complicated serious injury cases in Jonesboro, Paragould, Northeast Arkansas and throughout the state. No matter how serious your injury is, we will design a legal strategy that suits your specific legal needs. Contact us today. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim in the state of Arkansas due to the statute of limitations. Without taking action quickly, evidence may disappear or become compromised.

Is my injury serious enough to hire a personal injury lawyer?

Some accidents may only result in minor cuts and bruises. Other accident victims aren't as fortunate. In serious accidents, the victim can be permanently damaged for life, both physically and psychologically. In certain extreme cases, a catastrophic injury can result in death. In these instances, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Some of the most common types of serious injury cases handled by McDaniel Law Firm, PLC include:

The following are other serious injuries that may arise out of negligence:

  • Back injuries
  • Shoulders, arms, hands or finger injuries
  • Hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Soft tissue injuries

Accidents that cause serious injuries can happen anywhere, anytime in Arkansas. No matter how you've been injured, we're ready to help.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Arkansas Lawyers With the Skills to Make a Meaningful Difference

Traumatic brain injuries are among the most serious personal injury cases handled by McDaniel Law Firm, PLC. Recovery can take years and brain injury victims may never get back the life they once had. It may mean many surgeries and years of rehabilitation and physical therapy, resulting in high medical costs and most likely loss of income as well. In extreme cases, a traumatic brain injury may be fatal, leading to a wrongful death case.

How do brain injuries occur?

There are many ways someone can suffer a traumatic brain injury. In Arkansas, we have seen injuries linked to head-on car accidents; tractor-trailer collisions on busy highways like I-40 or I-55; falls from roofs or ladders at construction sites. In any of these cases, victims and their families may be best served by contacting an aggressive brain injury attorney in Jonesboro. A lawyer can evaluate the claim and work to maximize compensation. In each unique case, there are many factors to consider. Was the seatbelt working properly? Were multiple drivers at fault? Was a third-party at the construction site (someone other than the employer or contractor) responsible for the accident? These are just a few questions we may ask, depending on the circumstances.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is what can occur if the brain is hit by a sudden force or impact. A severe blow can jolt the brain within the skull, shaking it and potentially causing brain injury. Brain swelling and bruising may take place, along with torn blood vessels and intracranial bleeding. Some head injury may be more difficult to diagnose than others because doctors cannot see into the cranium. They must often run numerous tests, such as MRIs, CT scans, X-rays and other brain scans, in order to establish the extent of the damage.

Many traumatic brain injury cases we deal with involve:

  • Concussions
  • Brain Damage
  • Memory Loss
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Seizures
  • Contusions
  • Hematomas
  • Emotional and behavioral issues

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Our Jonesboro Attorneys Can Put Experience to Work for You

Spinal cord injuries and paralysis are among the most devastating types of injuries. Spinal cord injuries often are the result of accidents involving significant force, such as a motorcycle accident or a truck accident. However, even a seemingly minor slip, trip, or fall at a restaurant or grocery store can leave personal injury victims facing severe economic losses as well as pain and suffering and emotional losses.

Spinal injuries can make life a major struggle. At McDaniel Law Firm, our Jonesboro spinal cord injury attorneys will get the compensation you deserve. Your life and well-being may be permanently altered. You may have to adjust to life with a permanent disability. If you've done nothing to cause your accident, that's not fair. We're ready to fight for you.

How do spinal cord injuries happen in Arkansas?

The spinal column discs and vertebrae protect vital nerves, which extend from the spinal cord to all parts of your body.  When a spinal cord is injured, numerous debilitating medical conditions may be the result, including the following:

  • Paralysis
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Numbness and tingling in outer extremities
  • Impaired movement in limbs
  • Mobility problems
  • Weakness in your arms or legs
  • Speech problems

How common are spinal cord injuries?

Each year, about 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries that can be debilitating and even result in death, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Partial or full paralysis due to a spinal cord injury may lead to severe financial losses. Spinal cord injury victims may no longer be able to work. The victim's family may also face significant medical bills as well as very expensive lifelong care expenses.

The NSCISC reports that 36.5 percent of spinal cord injuries were sustained in vehicle accidents, while 28.5 percent were due to falls. Other causes include violence and sports.

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Amputations

Aggressive, Determined Amputation Attorneys in Arkansas

Losing an arm, leg, hand or finger is one of the most severe injuries a person will likely experience. Often, such injuries are tied to catastrophic accidents, including motorcycle accidents, construction accidents and car accidents. When amputations in Arkansas happen due to someone else's negligent behavior, that person needs to be held accountable for his or her actions.

Amputation accidents happen fast, often without warning. Amputations not only are extremely difficult for accident victims to cope with, but they also cause many people to lose their jobs or become unable to work. A person's whole identity and lifestyle often must change to accommodate the injury. You shouldn't have to deal with the aftermath of your accident alone. Let us be your voice. Contact McDaniel Law Firm, PLC today.

How do amputation accidents happen in Arkansas?

In many cases, someone's careless or reckless behavior - or the negligence of a business - causes a serious injury, such as a loss of limb or a loss of a digit. Another driver may have changed lanes without looking or was driving too fast or under the influence of alcohol. Whatever the reason, the person or company responsible must be held accountable. We will give your serious injury case the attention it needs and deserves. We have the resources to devote to a serious amputation case.

You might think the insurance company will treat you fairly and fully compensate you for your injuries. Don't be so sure. Insurance companies often do whatever they can to pay people as little money as possible after an accident.

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Burn Accidents

Burn Injury Attorneys in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Fighting for the Rights of Clients

Burn injury accidents can be severe, no matter what the degree of the burn. People who are burned in explosions or other serious accidents might not be able to work or perform everyday functions. The pain and physical trauma of a burn injury can be overwhelming. Even worse, the physical and emotional aftermath of a burn injury can change the lives of families for years after the accident. You may have lost a loved one who was severely burned in an accident and may be wondering how to file a wrongful death claim.

At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, we understand burn injuries can happen to anyone. But some people face a greater risk of burn injury at work. Firefighters, cooks, welders and mechanics often sustain serious burn injuries on the job. Burn injury victims often must undergo reconstructive surgery and endure a long rehabilitation. Burn injuries can even be fatal, which may result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

A closer look at burn injuries in Arkansas

Burn injuries range in degrees from first to fourth. They include:

  • First degree - Less serious burns that may include minor pain and redness of the skin.
  • Second degree - Burns causing blisters and superficial destruction of the dermis.
  • Third degree - Burns that extend into the deeper tissue, causing destruction of both the epidermis and the dermis.
  • Fourth degree - Deep tissue burns that completely destroy the skin and sometimes damage muscle, fascia or bone.

Your accident turned life upside-down. You or a loved one may need reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, skin grafts and other serious and costly medical procedures. The costs of such operations can be astronomical.

Burn injury cases can often be extremely complicated, especially if you're trying to establish that someone caused your burn injury. The person who caused your burn injury often will deny any wrongdoing. And if your burn injury happened at work, your employer's insurance company may take their side instead of trying to work with you to make things better.

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Fractures

Broken Bones, Fractures Can Happen Suddenly in Accidents

A fracture is a common serious injury in a car accident. In some cases, people with fractured bones may require months of rehabilitation or longer. If you sustain a broken bone or a fracture, you may face months or years of lost wages.

The following are different types of fractures and how they happen:

  • Complete fracture occurs when a bone breaks in two.
  • Incomplete fracture occurs when a bone is partially broken.
  • Compound or open fracture occurs when a bone tears through the skin.
  • Simple fracture is a hairline crack.

Let an experienced attorney protect your rights

When you contact McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, rest assured your case will receive personalized attention from an experienced lawyer who puts clients' needs first. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC routinely handles serious injury cases of all types. We're ready to put our experience to work for you. You shouldn't have to foot the bill for somebody else's reckless behavior. That's why we're here.

We can help set things right. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC is ready to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us. Call 1-855-524-4744 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office. We proudly serve clients throughout Northeast Arkansas (including Jonesboro, Paragould, Craighead County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Mississippi County, Poinsett County), all of Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee.

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