Recovering Compensation for Common Car Accident Injuries
While whiplash is perhaps the most common car accident-related injury reported by accident victims, it is far from being the only one. Fortunately, whether an accident victim suffers from whiplash, a broken arm, or another type of injury, he or she could be entitled to compensation for treatment and lost wages. Please call our experienced Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers today to learn more about filing a claim against the negligent driver who caused your own crash.
Abrasions and Bruises
Even minor car accidents can cause severe bruising and abrasions. While these types of injuries may not require intensive treatment, they are still painful and could keep a person out of work, at least for a few days. In some cases, bruising could even be evidence of a more serious problem, like hemorrhaging or internal injuries.
Back and Neck Injuries
Many car accidents, especially those that involve rear-end collisions and significant impacts, result in some kind of damage to the back or neck, including:
- Herniated discs;
- Ruptured discs;
- Compressed nerves;
- Muscle spasms;
- Fractures; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
These common thoracic and lumbar injuries often manifest as regional pain, headaches, dizziness, and numbness in the limbs, all of which could worsen or become permanent if an injured party doesn’t immediately seek medical attention after a crash. These types of injuries are so common that most medical professionals encourage any car accident victim whose collision occurred at high speeds, to request an MRI.
While victims of side-impact collisions are also at risk of sustaining back and neck injuries, they tend to be particularly vulnerable to knee injuries, which often occur when the other vehicle’s bumper comes into contact with the area of the vehicle closest to a person’s hips and legs. These kinds of impacts can cause sprains, fractures, and ligament tears in the knees that require therapy and surgery. Similarly, taller vehicles that strike a victim at a higher position could cause serious upper limb injuries, such as shoulder shoulder fractures, torn rotator cuffs, and dislocations.
It comes as no surprise to most people that head trauma is one of the leading types of car accident-related injuries. Head injuries and brain trauma are especially common in rollover accidents and accidents that occur at high speeds, when the skulls of victims are much more likely to come into contact with other objects, like the steering wheel, dashboard, or window. Head injuries tend to have some of the most devastating consequences for accident victims, as the damage sustained in severe crashes is often permanent, leaving injured parties to suffer from disability for the rest of their lives.
Call Today to Learn More About Monetary Recovery
At Boone & Davis, we offer free initial consultations to personal injury clients, so if you were hurt in a car accident and have questions or concerns about your own recovery options going forward, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling our office at 954-566-9919 today.