Car accidents are an all-too common occurrence that happen for a wide range of reasons. Whether someone is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or a driver succumbs many distractions, the end result can be catastrophic. Unfortunately, both minor and severe car accidents have the capacity to leave life-changing injuries in their wake. Even the most minor of collisions or fender benders can lead to serious injuries that cause years of therapy, physical rehabilitation, and daunting medical bills. No one expects that they will be in a car accident, however, thousands of people in California, Texas, and throughout the entire nation are injured each year in preventable auto accidents.
Car accident victims can suffer from a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and scratches to spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) measures the rollover safety, crash protection, and overall security of new motor vehicles, which may help people when shopping for a new car. That being said, not even the safest of vehicles can prevent some injuries from taking place. According to the NHTSA, the most common parts of the body to be injured in a motor vehicle crash include the head, neck, chest, pelvis, abdomen, legs, and feet. Here at Rad Law Firm, our knowledgeable car accident attorneys have represented people on many different types of crash accidents. Whether you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury because of the negligence of another driver or if you were injured by a vehicle as a pedestrian or cyclist, we can help. We know how devastating these types of accidents can be and are committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring justice is served.
Victims of car accidents may be left to deal with hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and oftentimes face lost wages. Impact injuries or injuries that occur as the result from broken glass can affect nearly every part of a driver or passenger’s body, but they only account for a small number car accident injuries. Here is a look at some of the most common types of injuries from motor vehicle accidents:
- Neck Injuries
Many people who sustain injuries from a car accident are rear-ended, resulting in whiplash and other types of neck injuries. Neck injuries can occur in all types of accidents and range from a small strain to more severe neck injuries, such as cervical dislocation or damaged discs.
- Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are one of the most common – and serious – injuries that take place as a result of a car accident. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is oftentimes associated with auto accidents and may be mild – like a concussion – or a more severe injury that actually impairs critical functions like speech, vision, concentration, and memory.
- Broken Bones
Broken and fractured bones are another common injury experienced by victims of car accidents. In the event someone is involved in a multiple vehicle collision or a rollover accident, broken bones are likely. These types of injuries are especially dangerous because they can lead to a host of internal injuries that may take months to heal.
- Lost Limbs
In very serious car accidents, the victims may lose their limbs or be forced to have a body part amputated. These are extremely scarring injuries that result in the victim having to face a lifelong and irreversible disability which will forever alter how a person lives.
- Back Injuries
Back injuries and associated back pains can drastically impact a person’s overall quality of life and ability to work. Unfortunately, back injuries are a common result of car accidents. In most car crashes, the lower back is the body part most commonly affected.
To learn more about how the car accident attorneys from Rad Law Firm can help you, contact one of our convenient office locations today.