Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
At Matt Hardin Law, we know that car accidents cause a wide variety of injuries that can range in severity. While some accident victims may walk away from a crash with only minor bruises, others experience traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries that change their lives forever. They may need permanent medical care and attention, and their quality of life may be reduced dramatically.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we want to help you during this time. We know how expensive car accidents can be—not only are you facing big medical bills that you might not be able to afford, but you or your loved one also may be unable to work for the foreseeable future.
Don’t go it alone during this time. Contact our Cookeville car accident lawyers by dialing (931) 754-1188 or fill out a free online form today. We’re ready to help you put the pieces back together and move forward with your life.
Types of Injuries
Some of the most common injuries experienced by auto accident victims include:
- Head and neck injuries
Head and neck injuries can range from minor concussions and hyperextended tendons to severe brain damage and whiplash. These types of injuries can cause permanent damage and changes in a person’s ability to move without pain or assistance. Victims who suffer head or neck injuries in car accidents often require immediate stabilization to prevent further movement or damage to the injured areas of their bodies.
- Spinal injuries
In addition to the neck being vulnerable in car accidents, the entire spinal column is also at risk of being damaged in car accidents—especially ones that occur at high speed. Any damage to the spinal column can cause severe injuries that affect victims’ ability to walk or move independently. Depending on the severity or location of the injury on the spinal cord, victims may experience partial or complete paralysis of their legs all the way up to their chests.
- Broken Bones
The impact of car accidents causes victims’ bodies to move in unnatural ways and with high amounts of force. If drivers or passengers come into contact with solid objects inside their vehicles, such as the steering wheel, dashboard, or seats, the force can cause bones to fracture or break. Broken bones not only require immediate medical attention, but they can also put victims out of work for extended periods of time.
- Soft tissue injuries
The skin is highly vulnerable in car accidents. Loose items inside a vehicle can become flying debris which can strike victims and cause serious bruising and lacerations. In addition, broken glass from windows or the windshield can also come into contact with victims’ bodies and cause serious cuts and wounds that could result in heavy blood loss without immediate treatment from medical professionals.
This list of injuries is by no means exhaustive, as car accidents have the potential to hurt nearly every part of the body. No matter what type of injury you suffered in your car accident, the Cookeville car accident attorneys at Matt Hardin Law are here to help.
Not only will we fight to get you compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, but we’ll also do everything in our power to make sure you get the medical care and attention you need as well. Your recovery after your accident is our top priority.