Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause a variety of severe injuries, including those that can drastically alter the course of one’s life. In the most severe cases, victims may be unable to work or live without 24/7 medical care. Some of the more common injuries you can sustain in a car wreck are detailed below. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation with a Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
Burns are a common car accident injury, especially in cases where cars catch on fire or hot gases or liquids escape the engine compartment and enter the cabin.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Car accident survivors can also suffer traumatic brain injuries if their heads come in contact with the car’s interior, the ground, or other objects.
Back and Spinal Injuries
Passengers can sustain back injuries in serious car accidents, including injuries to their spinal cords.Some injuries may show up immediately, while others might take some time. These injuries also vary in severity and duration. In instances involving serious spinal cord injuries, victims can be left paralyzed.
Broken Bones and Fractures
Passengers can also suffer broken bones and fractures in car accidents. Some bone injuries are simple, while others are severe, requiring surgery and hospitalization.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Car accident victims can sustain serious soft tissue injuries, including painful sprains and strains that can limit range of motion and activity. Whiplash is a particularly serious type of soft tissue injury that can affect the neck, head, and shoulders.
Factors Determining a Car Accident Injury Severity
Different factors determine an injury’s severity. Here are some of the most relevant:
- Whether a passenger was wearing a seatbelt or not.
- If the car accident occurred from the car’s front, rear, side.
- The speed at which the accident occurred
- Whether the car had airbags
Speak to a Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer Now
If you have been injured in a car wreck, a Beverly Hills car accident lawyer can ensure you get any compensation you deserve. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.