What Injuries Are Covered by Claims for Compensation?
Car accidents can cause injuries that affect the entire body, and one of the biggest questions that car accident victims have during their recoveries is what types of injuries are covered by claims for compensation. At Matt Hardin Law, our Franklin car accident lawyers know that getting money for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses is a big priority—especially when the accident wasn’t your fault.
Thankfully, virtually all injuries caused by car accidents are covered by legal claims for compensation. Whether the injury requires brief hospitalization and prescription medications or causes life-threatening complications and extensive rehabilitation, filing a claim for compensation is your best chance of getting the money to pay for it without spending your own hard earned income.
Common Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents
Some of the most common injuries we see in our clients include:
The force exerted by car accidents can cause victims to suffer back injuries, including bruised vertebrae, slipped discs, and torn muscles, Back injuries can range from temporary nuisances to permanent ailments that cause profound disability and decreased quality of life. In addition, many back injuries require surgery to correct and victims often need extended periods of recuperation away from work to recover.
Head injuries can occur when victims strike their skulls against objects inside the vehicle, such as the steering wheel, dashboard, seat, door, or any other solid surface. The severity of head injuries can range from mild concussions that resolve without incident to life-altering brain damage that leaves victims unable to care for themselves without assistance. Most victims of severe head injuries suffer some form of brain damage that can cause permanent effects on their motor skills, personality, and ability to think clearly.
Bones throughout the body are vulnerable during car crashes. Because of the unpredictable nature of car accidents, victims’ bodies can be contorted in a variety of unnatural ways—and the forces that result from the accident can cause broken bones. People who suffer broken bones in car accidents can have injuries ranging from broken hands and feet to broken arms and legs. In some cases, broken bones can become life-threatening injuries, especially compound fractures (where the bone breaks through the skin) of large bones like the femur.
Cuts and lacerations
The glass in the windshield and windows of modern vehicles is designed to break safely and into hundreds of tiny pieces that don’t pose major threats to car accident victims. However, people who are involved in car accidents are still vulnerable to suffering serious cuts, lacerations, and other puncture wounds to both broken glass and various loose items in the car at the time of the accident. Cuts and lacerations from car accidents can range in severity from minor wounds to gashes that result in massive blood loss and require immediate medical attention.
The range of severity of auto accident injuries is huge, and no two accidents are alike. In addition, the same occupants of a vehicle involved in an accident may come away with very different injuries. However, it’s important to understand that no matter how severe your accident is, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical-related expenses if it was caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Franklin car accident lawyers at Matt Hardin Law have helped countless victims just like you get the money they deserve after their accidents. Now, we want to do everything in our power to you help you and your family move forward with your lives as well. Get in touch with us today by dialing fill out a free online form. Don’t wait to get the help you need—contact our legal professionals right now.