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5 common auto accident injuries

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 will provide you with trustworthy professional legal advice, so you can focus on fully recovering!

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About our car attorney near you!

Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. is our extremely experienced, passionate and professional car accident lawyer in Plantation. 

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, schedule a Free Consultation with one of our car accident attorneys. We are a firm comprised of experienced accident attorneys and take our clients cases seriously. Our lawyers are known in the community to provide reliable trustworthy answers, aggressive legal representation, and affordable legal services. You NEVER PAY unless YOU GET PAID.

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Understand your legal rights when you are involved in a car accident. Contact us at 954-961-5100 for more information or to discuss your free consultation. We speak English and Spanish. 

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