Auto accidents can result in many different types of injuries. Depending on a wide variety of factors, those injuries can be minor, moderate, severe, or even fatal. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, it is important to hold the responsible motorist accountable. Whether your injuries occurred in a low-speed collision that occurred in a neighborhood setting or a high-speed crash that happened on one of Ohio’s highways, it is critical to seek advice from an Ohio car accident lawyer to find out about your options for seeking financial compensation. In the meantime, the following are some of the most common types of injuries that occur in car accidents.
Whiplash happens most frequently in rear-end collisions, according to the Mayo Clinic, but it can occur in other types of car accidents, as well. It is “a neck injury due to a forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of the whip,” as the Mayo Clinic describes it.
Broken Bones or Fractures
Broken bones, which are also known as fractures, are a common type of injury in motor vehicle accidents. Depending on many different factors, broken bones can be injuries that will heal with time, or the injuries may require surgeries. In some cases, bones shatter in car crashes, resulting in debilitating and disfiguring injuries. As the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) explains, there are various types of fractures, and some are more severe than others.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), like many of the other types of injuries discussed here, can vary significantly in terms of severity. Yet even concussions, which are a form of mild TBI, can result in life-long consequences.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can result in permanent paralysis, depending upon the specific type of SCI, and can require life-long medical care and in-home treatment.
When car crashes result in fires, occupants of motor vehicles can sustain devastating burn injuries. Burn injuries are graded based on their severity, and they can range from first-degree burns (the least serious but still painful and may require medical attention) to third-degree burns, which extend through every layer of a person’s skin and may even affect the bones. These are catastrophic injuries that require immediate medical attention and reconstructive surgeries.
Contact Me for Assistance Filing a Car Accident Claim
Car crash accident injuries can vary widely depending upon the specific facts of the accident. In some cases, car accident injuries are relatively minor for some and life-threatening for others. Sometimes motor vehicle crashes result in fatal injuries, and surviving family members need assistance filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver.
Whether you injuries occurred in a high-speed collision while you were in another vehicle or you got hurt in a low-speed collision that occurred in a parking lot while you were on foot, I want to assure you that I’ll Make Them Pay!® Do not wait to contact me at 877.944.4373 to get started on your auto accident claim. I can assist you with your auto insurance claim or a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault party.