Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries are among the top causes of death around the world for people of all ages. Besides bodily harm, road accident injuries have also led people into debt and poverty due to lost wages and money spent on medical bills.
What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?
If you’ve sustained any of the common car accident injuries discussed below, consider finding a car accident lawyer to help you recover your losses by seeking compensation.
The human back cannot sustain a heavy impact such as a car crash. Minor injuries caused by the sudden jerk can cause herniated discs, while serious accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
Back injuries can manifest immediately after the accident or after a few days or even weeks.
Neck injuries occur due to the sudden forward and backward thrust that the head and neck experience during an accident, especially when hit from the rear. These sharp motions can cause a tear to the neck muscles, resulting in stiffness and pain.
A common type of neck injury is whiplash, which is characterized by headaches and shoulder tenderness.
The head experiences a lot of distress and trauma during a car accident. Minor head injuries can cause headaches or concussions, while a serious accident can lead to a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Bones are strong but when hit by a stronger force, they will break and cause fractures. Some of these fractures are visible on the skin, while others will need a medical evaluation to detect. Nevertheless, broken bones are painful and may require expensive treatments to get back on your feet.
A car accident is a traumatic event that can take a toll on the victim’s mental health. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is among the most common psychological injuries after a crash.
Other mental health problems, such as depression, insomnia, and anxiety, may also affect a victim, especially if there were fatalities.
Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Since Florida is a no-fault state, the first place you should seek compensation for car accident injuries is with your own auto insurance company. However, the personal injury protection (PIP) insurance that offers this coverage often does not provide enough of a settlement to cover all damages, especially in cases with catastrophic injuries.
If you’ve sustained serious injuries from a car crash, you can file a personal injury claim against the negligent party, as well. At this point, it may be better to hire a car accident lawyer to help you determine if your injuries are considered serious and how much your claim should be worth.
Get in Touch with a Car Accident Lawyer
Car accident injuries can affect both your health and finances. Fortunately, a car accident lawyer can help you go after your compensation if your injuries qualify for a claim under Florida law.
To evaluate your case, set up a free and no-obligation meeting with The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo by giving us a call at 561-659-6366 or filling out the contact form below.