Car crashes can happen in so many different ways and can result in many different types of injuries. If you got hurt and suffered any type of injury in a motor vehicle collision, it is important to know that you may be eligible to seek financial compensation.
Given that traffic collisions range so widely in severity and occur in various ways, it can be difficult to provide a full list of the types of injuries that can be incurred in a vehicle wreck. However, I can provide you with information about injuries that are common in car accidents.
I want to emphasize that you may be able to seek compensation for your losses as a result of any of these injuries, as well as others that do not appear on the list.
Any kind of facial laceration or other injury to the face can result in traumatic scarring. According to the JAMA Dermatology Network, traumatic scarring refers to the results of a serious injury that heals. Typically, traumatic scarring is considered to be disfiguring, especially when it happens on a person’s face. Many different kinds of injuries can lead to traumatic scarring.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motor vehicle collisions are actually one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and car accident victims suffer these catastrophic injuries much too often. TBIs can range in severity from mild to severe.
While whiplash can occur in almost any kind of car accident, Johns Hopkins Medicine explains that it is most common in rear-end collisions. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, whiplash is a neck injury that “is caused by your neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa.”
The adult human body contains 206 bones, and any of them can break in a serious motor vehicle crash. Open or compound fractures, in which a bone actually punctures the skin, are often the most dangerous type of fracture that occurs in car collisions. Any kind of broken bone requires you to seek immediate attention from a healthcare provider. You will need medical treatment.
Car accidents can result in an injury that causes a traumatic amputation, which MedlinePlus defines as “the loss of a body part, usually a finger, toe, arm, or leg, that occurs as the result of an accident or injury.” Amputations can be particularly common in collisions involving motorcyclists who do not have the bodily protection of an automobile.
Contact Me for Help with Your Car Accident Claim
Car accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries that can vary significantly in terms of their severity. I want you to know that you deserve compensation whether you suffered an injury that kept you out of work for a couple of weeks or a couple of years. It is extremely important to make sure the at-fault driver is held accountable for his or her negligence.
You should never have to pay the price for another driver’s error. I’ll Make Them Pay!® I can talk with you today about your options for seeking compensation after a car accident injury. Call my office at 877.944.4373 to learn more about how I can assist you.