Some car accidents leave the victims with only minor cuts and bruises that will heal quickly. While this can still be a traumatizing event, these people are lucky that they weren’t hurt even worse. Since our attorneys have handled hundreds of car accident cases, we have seen some very bad injuries over the years. Here we have compiled a list of some of the most common injuries we see from car accident cases.
If you suffered one of these injuries as the result of a car accident, you need to consult with an attorney. These cases can have a high value and insurance companies know this. You should consult an experienced car accident attorney to make sure you are protected. If you want to give us a call at 1-800-518-4529 we can do a free case evaluation with no obligation.
Injuries From Car Accidents
Broken bones are the first injury that comes to mind for most people when they think of a car accident. Many of these injuries end up requiring surgery which can be painful and expensive, leaving the person with scars or permanent damage such as a limp or arthritis.
Neck and back injuries: herniated disks in the back and neck are pretty common in bad accidents. These injuries can be incredibly painful and can lead to other complications. Having a permanently weakened back or neck can also have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life as it can be something that can cause a person pain every day for the rest of their life. Often this isn’t factored in to a settlement amount if you don’t have an experienced car accident attorney on your side.
Tears: Many muscles or tendons in the body can be torn from the impact of a car accident. Tears are not quick to heal, can leave permanent scars and damage and take a long time to heal. Some common tears you might have heard of are rotator cuff tears, torn ACLs or MCLs and there are many more ligaments and muscles that can be torn.
Head injuries: Injuries such as concussions, trauma to the brain, brain contusions etc. can be devastating. When people suffer from heavy damage to the brain, it is often an injury that they never fully recover from. Many of these injuries can be avoided by using a seatbelt, but even if the victim was wearing a seatbelt they can hit their head off of a window or receive trauma to the brain from the airbag being deployed.
Why You Need A Lawyer If You’ve Had Any Of These Injuries
If you were seriously hurt in a car accident, you probably spoke to at least one insurance company after the accident. They may have made you feel like they care about you and they’re going to do everything they can to help you. Why would you hire a lawyer and have to pay them when you can take care of this yourself?
Insurance companies are not your friend. They are a business and the less money they give to the people who are injured, the more money they themselves make. Statistically, insurance companies pay almost three times as much to victims who hire an experienced attorney.
Most of the injuries above are serious injuries that may lead to complications in your life that can last a long time. This is one of the things that insurance companies may “overlook” when offering you a settlement. You could end up paying out of pocket for future medical treatments, rehab and other very expensive procedures.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates, we know how to get you the compensation you need for serious injuries after a car accident. Give us a call at 1-800-518-4529 for a free case evaluation and see how we can help you.
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