Common Injuries in Car Accidents
At Friedland & Associates, we understand that no two car accidents are alike, and that no two cases are the same for our clients. That said, there are some common injuries that occure after car accidents, which we are very familiar with dealing with from a legal perspective. If you have suffered any injuries, whether or not it is listed below, contact us immediately to begin the process of fighting for the coverage and payments that you deserve.
We offer a free initial consultation where you will be able to speak with a car accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale about your accident, your injuries, the impact on your life, and to get a better idea of how personal injury lawsuits work in Florida. The sooner you schedule your initial consultation, the sooner we can begin to represent you and work on getting this case successfully completed. Read more below about common injuries in car accidents, and contact us immediately about your own injuries and situation.
Types of Injuries in Car Accidents
Whiplash is caused by the rapid motion of your head back and forth, which is very common after a car accident. The resulting injury can be to your nerves, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or disks in your neck that causes extreme pain and stiffness.
Lacerations can occur in a car accident from broken glass, flying objects, or even an impact to a dashboard or an airbag. There are many different surfaces in a car that can become sharp and cause serious cuts in a crash.
Broken bones are fairly common because of the extreme G-force that occurs in a crash. When you are in a car moving at 40 mph and are in an accident, you suddenly come to a stop or a change in direction that will smash your body against the side of the car.
In some accidents, there can be hot car parts that are thrown at a victim, or there are various hot fluids like motor oil that can cause serious burns. In addition, leaking fuel can be ignited which leads to severe injuries and extensive burns of varying degrees.
A concussion occurs when your brain is injured from a sudden impact. In a car accident, you can receive a concussion from hitting your head against a window, door, dashboard, back of a seat, and even an airbag. Concussions require medical attention even though they are not visible.
Spine injuries are very severe, and can sometimes lead to paralysis and loss of motor functions. If you suspect that you or any of your passengers have suffered a spinal injury, it is extremely important that they receive medical attention as soon as possible, and that they are not moved by anyone but medical professionals.
Internal bleeding is like a laceration, but it happens inside your body. While you can not see internal bleeding, it is extremely important to seek medical attention if you suspect any internal injuries, or they can become complicated and even life-threatening.
Psychological and Emotional Distress
Accidents of any type can cause severe emotional and psychological damage to everyone involved. This can range from things like a fear of driving to severe depression because of the impact that the injuries have had on the victim’s life. If you have experienced any sort of emotional distress as a result of your accident, it is important that you communicate this to your attorney.
Contact Friedland & Associates As Soon As Possible
Your injuries do not deserve to go unaddressed. If you have been involved in a car accident, contact us immediately to discuss your injuries and the impact that they have had on your life. We will work with you to develop a case, and create a complete picture of the compensation you are owed because of your injuries as well as the emotional suffering you have endured.