Common Car Accident Injuries

Common Car Accident Injuries

According to the NHTSA, more than 3 million Americans sustain injuries in motor vehicle accidents each year. There are many different types of factors that cause accidents along with many different types of injuries that stem from accidents. Some injuries are relatively minor and get sorted out within a few days or weeks. On the other hand, there are other types of injuries that can lead to long term medical conditions. More serious injuries may become permanent and result in physical disabilities. Generally, there are two main types of injuries car accident victims sustain in car accidents: impact injuries and penetrating injuries. Impact injuries are usually caused when the occupant of the vehicle slams their body against the interior of the vehicle. As for penetrating injuries, these types of injuries are usually caused when a portion of a person’s body is cut or scraped. Shattered glass or loose objects flying inside the car on impact often cause these types of injuries. In this blog post, we will go over some of the most common injuries that are caused after an accident. 

Scrapes and Lacerations: The type and seriousness of an injury will depend on many factors including: seatbelt use, area of impact in the accident, pre-existing injuries, whether the collision took place at a high rate of speed, and whether the airbags were deployed. In car accidents, loose objects can become projectiles and cause injury. Oftentimes, scrapes and cuts are relatively minor and do not require medical treatment. More serious injuries can result in loss of blood, and may require stitches. 

Arm and Leg Injuries: The same forces that unexpectedly throw a person’s head about in car collisions act similarly on arms and legs. Depending on the type of accident, arm and leg injuries may consist of bruising, scrapes, sprains, or even broken bones. 

Head Injuries: There are many different types of head injuries that can result from a motor vehicle accident. Some head injuries are relatively minor but others can be quite serious. In serious crashes, many car accident victims may sustain closed head injuries which occur when the tissue inside the skull is damaged due to the sudden movement or impact to the head. Less serious closed head injuries often result in concussions, while the most severe impacts can cause brain damage. 

Spinal Cord Injuries: A spinal cord injury consists of damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Spinal cord injuries often result in permanent changes in strength and sensations below the site of the injury. Whiplash injuries to the neck and upper back are very common in motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash injuries are caused by sudden movements imposed on the head and neck during a car crash. 

Speak with our Miami Accident Lawyer Today! 

There are so many valid reasons for car accident victims to enlist the help of a car accident lawyer. You can always consider taking things into your own hands but if you have a high value claim, sustained serious life altering injuries, or are dealing with a dishonest insurance company, you will surely be better off hiring a car accident attorney to help manage your claim or potential lawsuit. A lawyer will make sure that your rights are protected. At Suarez and Montero, our policy is that if you don’t recover compensation, you won’t pay any fees for our services. Not to mention, we also provide free case consultations where we assess the circumstances surrounding your case and give you an objective overview of what steps you can take going forward if you decide to act against the party responsible for your injuries. For over 20 years, we have delivered quality legal representation for people who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation. 

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