Each year, the number of car accidents across the country increases. The number of reported automobile crashes has risen by more than a million over the past five years, bringing the most recent totals to over 6 million crashes per year. The majority of the crashes result in bodily injury, and unfortunately a significant amount of those accidents results in the death of someone with fatal injuries each year. Not only do car wrecks result in physical damage and injuries, but there are also financial and emotional consequences that auto accident victims may face.
If someone else caused your traffic accident and injuries, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your losses. Our team will investigate each case to understand how to prove the full extent of your injuries and steer your case through the confusion of the insurance company.
Virtually any type of injury is possible in a traffic accident. Injuries suffered can be minor, serious, catastrophic of fatal.
Some of the most common types of injuries in a motor vehicle accident include:
Head and Brain Injuries:
A head or brain injury can occur without loss of consciousness. Concussions have many symptoms and may need immediate attention.
These can occur in the form of whiplash or neck strain or more serious injuries such as cervical dislocation or damage to the cervical discs.
Sprains, strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae are common injuries to the lower back in auto accidents.
Spinal Cord Injuries:
When displaced bone fragments, ligaments, or disc material tear into or bruise the spinal cord, it can destroy nerve cells that carry signals through the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body, often resulting in paralysis below the level of injury.
The impact of a collision can injure internal organs, such as kidneys, liver, spleen, heart and bowels. It can also fracture ribs which can puncture the lungs and other organs. These injuries are serious and require emergency medical treatment.
The face can be injured by impact with the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side mirrors, and other parts of a vehicle or lacerations from broken glass.