A car accident can be a scary and traumatic event, and even a minor car crash can lead to injuries that can greatly impact a person’s quality of life.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident at no fault of your own, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
Contact our law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.
Oftentimes, a person involved in a car crash will go work with the at-fault party’s insurance company instead of pursuing legal action. Working with an insurance company almost always guarantees a lower settlement amount as opposed to filing a claim with the help of an experienced law firm.
Let us help you gain adequate compensation for your car accident injuries.
What are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?
Car accidents can lead to a number of physical injuries and emotional injuries that need months or years of rehabilitation and medical attention.
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle collision, seek immediate medical attention
The most common car accident injuries (physical) are listed below:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Head Injuries and neck injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Facial injuries
- Arm and leg injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A car accident can easily result in traumatic brain injuries, especially from whiplash or blunt force trauma. Injury to the brain can require extensive rehabilitative care, physical therapy, and more. Traumatic brain injury is one of the most major car accident injuries.
Head Injuries and Neck Injuries
Head and neck injury can happen during a car accident. Head and neck injuries can result from whiplash, hitting your head on the steering wheel, during the immediate impact of the accident, or more.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury, much like TBI, can impact a person’s quality of life greatly. A spinal cord injury can result in partial or total paralysis, reduced brain function, and more.
Soft Tissue Injury
Soft tissue injuries refer to bruising, spraining, muscular damage, ligament/tendon damage, and other injuries that are typically visible. Soft tissue injuries may seem to be a less-serious injury, but they can have long-lasting effects.
Broken bones are very common injuries in car accidents. The most common bones broken: ribs, legs, arms, fingers/hands, pelvis, and facial bones.
Internal injuries are often associated with other car accident injuries like broken ribs that puncture organs and lead to internal bleeding and hemorrhaging. Internal bleeding is a very serious injury that can be hidden after a car accident. After an accident, a person may think they’re simply “shaken up” and not suffering from any serious injuries, but unbeknownst to them, they’re suffering from injuries that have resulted in internal bleeding.
Chest injuries, like broken ribs, collarbone or sternum often result from the immediate impact of the accident. Chest injuries can lead to internal bleeding and other injuries that are hard to immediately recognize and diagnose.
Disfiguring facial injuries can result from contact with broken glass, the steering wheel, airbag, window, or any other hard surface or rough impact in an accident.
Arm and Leg Injuries
Lacerations, cuts, gashes, bruises, sprains, and even limb loss to the arms and legs can happen after a car crash. Injuries to the arms and legs can be life threatening.
Mental and Emotional Injuries from Car Accidents
A car accident injury doesn’t have to be visible. Many car accidents that don’t result in a physical injury often leave the people involved scared or nervous to get back behind the wheel.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is overwhelmingly common in car accident victims. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can require extensive mental health treatment and medical attention to recover from.
What To Do After an Auto Accident
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to take the following steps to keep yourself safe.
- Do not leave the scene of the car accident.
- Try to move to a safe location away from the flow of traffic.
- Call 911 and seek medical treatment.
- Do not admit fault at any point.
- Collect evidence relating to the accident scene: photos, videos, contact information of people involved and witnesses. Also write down information of responding authorities and file a police report.
- Keep track of all monetary costs associated with your car accident: medical bills, repair costs, property damage, etc.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer and file an injury claim. An injury attorney can help you secure compensation to pay for your car accident injury and other associated costs.
Contacting a Qualified Auto Accident Attorney
Car accidents can be frightening, and the fallout can be even more difficult to deal with. But you don’t have to go through this alone.
Our law firm understands how difficult it can be to handle injuries from a motor vehicle accident, collect relevant evidence, and make an injury claim all while dealing with the monetary costs and life impact car crashes have on a person.
Our team of personal injury lawyers will work hard on your case while you seek medical treatment and recover from your injuries.
Reach out to an experienced Car Accident Lawyer from Bodewell Law for a free consultation and case evaluation.