Car accidents are incredibly common in the US – on average 6 million motor vehicle accidents happen EVERY YEAR. In 2018 alone 40,000 people list their lives in auto accidents and approximately 4.5 million people were seriously injured. Florida, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pencylvania and Washington D.C. have experienced AT LEAST a 5.8% rise in fatalities over the past year. Therefore, it is crucial for you to stay focused and be prepared when driving.
Oftentimes, people are involved in accidents that were not their fault and wish to seek justice. These also result in some type of injury. Our expert personal injury attorney in Broward County is here to support you. We work tirelessly to provide up-to-date, professional and affordable legal advice and representation to our clients.
We have compiled a simple list of 5 common auto accident injuries, so you know what car accidents can result in
1. Soft Tissue Injury
This type of injury refers to damage to connective tissue, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Car accidents usually cause mid and lower back sprains, and damage to the neck and upper back – called whiplash. Whiplash occurs as a result of a sudden extension and flexion of the neck and it can be recognised by neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and dizziness lasting several days.
2. Head Injury
This type of injury is one of the most dangerous as if the brain gets damaged, or suffers some trauma the condition will be incredibly difficult to treat, or reverse its effects. The head is vulnerable during a car accident as it us not restrained, so oftentimes people hit their head on the window. The most common head injuries include a concussion and closed head injuries.
3. Internal Damage
When internal injuries are mentioned people immediately think about internal bleeding. This is a common and serious injury, which should be attended to without wait. When blood vessels become damaged blood clots can form, which can prevent blood from circulating around the body. This can lead to brain and organ damage. Broken ribs and peritonitis are also common. However, peritonitis (inflammation of the inner wall of the abdomen) has been shown to become obvious only 24 to 72 hours after the motor accident.
Internal damage is difficult to notice and it takes time to become noticeable without an examination. Therefore, our personal injury lawyer in Plantation emphasises the importance of scheduling a medical check up instantly after the accident takes place.
4. Damage to the Arms and Legs
In a vehicle, our arms and legs are the only body parts that are not restrained with a seat belt. Therefore, in an accident they losely move around, potentially hitting surfaces, or other passengers. Depending on the nature of the accident and the position of the passenger, arms and legs can sustain injuries ranfi from cuts and bruises, to breaks and dislocations.
Also, your freely moving limbs can cause further injuries to your own body, for example, if you are sitting with your feet on the seat, during an accident your knees can injure your face, or chest.
5. Psychological Damage
Most accidents, regardless of severity, lead to some psychological issues. Naturally people can become traumatized, scared about being in a vehicle, including when thinking about it, nervous and even unable to be in one, depressed and many more. These can be triggered by direct behaviors, and by indirect subtle things, such as hearing the music that was playing during the accident, the location, and people’s phrases.
The extent of these depends on the nature of the accident, severity of damage sustained and many more. Psychological injury can be one of the hardest to diagnose and treated. BUT, do not neglect it – it can hugely impact your work, relationships and everyday attitude. Our personal injury attorney in Broward County will provide you with trustworthy professional legal advice, so you can focus on fully recovering!
About our attorney near you!
Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. is our extremely experienced, passionate and professional Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer. His services are not limited to the ones that have been offered in the past. If you, or you loved ones, have recently been involved in a personal injury accident, contact us to find out what we can offer for your specific case. Our attorney is committed to “guide you through the legal maze, inform you of your rights, and help”.
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