Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can expose drivers and passengers to trauma which can result in severe injury. Car collisions from the back, front, and sides can expose different body parts to trauma which can result in broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and internal injuries. These severe injuries caused by car accident trauma can have long recovery times, require extensive medical treatment, and negatively affect a car accident victim’s quality of life.

Severe car accident injuries can result in significant damages, such as medical bills, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering. You could file a car accident claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to pursue fair compensation for current and future car accident damages. The car accident lawyers at The Russo Firm can apply their decades of experience to your case to put you in the best position to recover fair compensation for damages caused by severe injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents can cause severe injuries through blunt force and penetrating trauma, collision with a hard object, or crushing impact between two objects. One of the most common types of car accident injuries is traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is when a blow to the head results in damage to the brain, which can lead to symptoms like loss of consciousness, persistent headaches, and seizures.

Traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s long-term standard of living, as severe TBIs can alter a person’s cognitive functioning. They can lead to victims going into a coma, as well as suffering infections, blood vessel damage, and deep vein thrombosis. Car accidents generally cause traumatic brain injuries through blunt force head trauma caused by a direct blow from another vehicle or whiplash that causes the head to strike a hard object.

Car Accidents Can Cause Spinal Cord Injuries

Trauma is the main cause of spinal cord injuries, which can make moving your back painful. Some of the symptoms of spinal cord injuries include lack of coordination in any part of your body, neck and back pain, spasms, loss of bladder control, and problems maintaining your balance.

During a car accident, the impact could cause a violent, jerking motion in your body that can lead to direct trauma to the back. Your back could receive trauma and pressure from a hard object in the car, which can cause damage to the spinal cord. These types of injuries can majorly affect your ability to move your back and can lead to negative effects on your standard of living.

Whiplash Car Accident Injury

During the impact of a car accident, a car accident victim’s body can move forcefully and violently, shaking and moving aggressively throughout the car. The shaking motion can cause your neck to move back and forth, causing a neck injury known as whiplash. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash. This injury is predominantly caused by rear-end accidents.

Victims of whiplash can suffer symptoms such as neck pain, fatigue, dizziness, and loss of range of motion in the neck. Car accident victims should see a doctor as soon as possible after a car accident in which they suffer neck pain. Whiplash can lead to long-term damage that can affect the functioning of your neck if you do not receive medical treatment immediately.

Knee Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

The knee can receive trauma from a direct blow by another vehicle or by colliding with a hard object during a car accident. It’s common in rear-end and front-end collisions for one of the driver’s knees to come into contact with the dashboard, which can result in damage to the knee’s ligaments, bones, tendons, and sacs. The damage can lead to a knee injury that can cause symptoms such as weakness, instability, swelling, knee pain, and inability to straighten the knee.

The following are some of the types of knee injuries caused by car accidents:

  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar fracture
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) tear
  • Tibial Plateau fracture

Car Accident Burn Injuries

Car accidents can cause explosions and fires that can result in car accident victims sustaining burn injuries. These injuries can range from minor first-degree burns to extremely severe fourth-degree burns, which can put your life at risk. During a car accident, it’s common to suffer thermal burns from a fire, electrical burns from exposed electrical wiring, and friction burns from your skin rubbing up against a coarse object like asphalt.

How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help You Pursue Compensation for Damages?

Car accident victims could pursue compensation for damages if the accident was caused by a driver acting negligently, such as by driving distracted, drunk, or drowsy. Hiring a car accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for severe injuries, as they will understand the best way to handle the claims process. They will understand how to put you in the best position to recover compensation for damages without making mistakes that can limit your potential compensation.

A car accident attorney can also negotiate with an insurance company trying to deny, delay, or devalue your claim. They can see through their tricks and negotiate in a way that can put you on the path to a fair settlement. For the best opportunity to recover compensation for the full cost of your damages, you should hire an experienced car accident attorney.

Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Car Accident Claim

The car accident attorneys at the Russo Firm have the experience necessary to help you recover fair compensation for your car accident damages. You should not have to deal with monetary and emotional damage in the form of medical bills, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life without the ability to receive compensation. Our car accident attorneys can use the firm’s vast resources and their extensive car accident claim experience to help you recover fair compensation for the full cost of your car accident injuries.

The Russo Firm offers free consultations to potential car accident clients, so our car accident lawyers can show how they can help you through the claims process. Contact us at (561) 270-0913 or leave a message on our online contact page for a free car accident claim consultation.

Article written or reviewed by:

Attorney Anthony Russo

Attorney Anthony Russo

Managing Partner and Lawyer at The Russo Firm

No-Cost Case Evaluation