Most Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Any sort of accident involving a motor vehicle can result in catastrophic injuries. The top of a car could be crushed after going underneath the rear of a commercial truck. A motorcyclist could be thrown from their bike after being struck by a car. Whatever the type of accident, the injuries that result are oftentimes debilitating, leading to decades of suffering and misery.
If you’ve suffered this kind of injury in a car accident caused by someone else, the attorneys with the Jones Law Group will be here for you. We have a great deal of knowledge in this area of the law. And we also have an extensive track record of success helping our clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
The following are some of the more common injuries that occur as the result of car accidents. If you’ve been hurt in an automobile wreck caused by another’s negligence, please get in touch with us as soon as you can to schedule a free consultation. You can give us a call at (727) 571-1333 or contact us online.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Even when a driver or passenger is wearing a seatbelt, they can still be subjected to incredibly strong forces during a wreck. These forces can lead to hitting their head on a side window, the dashboard, or some other type of hard surface. The result can be a devastating traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A TBI can be incredibly frustrating, because it will sometimes rob a victim of the ability to do everyday things that most of us take for granted. A victim, for instance, might not be able to remember names, or be able to express their thoughts as easily as before. Some of them could be injured so severely they can’t even dress themselves, or make their own meals.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is particularly serious because it can impact any part of the body connected to the nervous system. Victims will often lose feeling in their limbs. Or they’ll be so badly hurt that they can’t even walk because they’re paralyzed.
There are medications that can sometimes help promote healing. However, their side effects are so severe (including an increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots and pneumonia) that surgery is basically the only option. Victims will often have to deal with agonizing pain for decades, and need a wheelchair in order to get around.
Fractures and Breaks
While most people would consider someone who “only” suffers a broken bone in a car accident to be somewhat lucky, the victim of that injury will feel anything but. Vehicle collisions oftentimes lead to the unnatural twisting of limbs. When this happens, limbs will often break due to the pressure. This could result in months of disability, and possibly the need for extensive surgery.
Soft Tissue Injuries
These include injuries to ligaments, muscles and tendons. Some of these injuries can heal on their own, but others will require intensive treatment. Even then, they can lead to chronic pain and numbness, as well as other issues that could limit a victim’s mobility for years to come.
It can be difficult to prove that a car accident caused a soft tissue injury. Insurance companies will often argue that the victim already had that injury. This can pose a major problem in an accident that doesn’t result in extensive vehicle damage. But a skilled attorney can produce the evidence needed to prove that the victim’s injury was a direct result of the accident caused by the at-fault motorist’s negligence.
If an internal injury isn’t treated immediately, the results can be tragic. Many people will assume they’re fine because they can’t see any signs that they’ve been hurt. But any sort of internal damage can be severe – especially if it leads to significant internal bleeding. This is why obtaining medical attention as quickly as possible is so important for anyone involved in a car accident.
When drivers are pinned in their vehicles after a major accident, their arms or legs can be crushed so severely that blood supply is completely cut off. When that happens, the affected limb may have to be amputated. This could involve part of a limb, or the entire limb.
This obviously means the victim will likely no longer be able to enjoy the activities they once loved. So, not only have they experienced physical trauma, they’ll have to endure severe mental and emotional trauma as well.
Just about everyone has experienced some sort of burn at one time or another. They may have eaten something too hot, or accidentally put their hand under a scalding stream of water. But these experiences obviously pale in comparison to suffering a severe burn injury in a car accident.
Serious burns can lead to excruciating pain – not only from the injury itself, but also the treatment required to address the injury. Skin grafts may be needed in severe instances, and disfigurement could be permanent. This, in turn, can lead to feelings of depression on top of physical suffering.
Receiving Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Any type of injury suffered in a car accident could result in incredibly large medical bills. A TBI, for example, can lead to medical bills of as much as $3 million. If someone needs an amputation, that could cost upward of $60,000.
There is only one chance for an injury victim to be able to obtain the compensation needed to pay for this medical care. Hire an experienced car accident attorney as fast as possible. Your attorney will work to uncover the proof needed to not only show the severity of your injury, but also to show that the other driver was to blame.
Call Jones Law Group Today for a Free Case Evaluation
Don’t take the chance of having to come up with the money it will take to treat your injury on your own. Get in touch with the Jones Law Group ASAP to learn how we may be able to help. Call (727) 571-1333 or use our online form for a free review of your case.