Different Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Different motor vehicle accidents can cause different types of injuries and trauma. There are a variety of different factors that affect the injuries that can be sustained in a motor vehicle accident, including:
- Speed of each vehicle immediately prior to the accident
- Whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident
- Where you were sitting in the vehicle at the time of the accident
Each year, millions of people are injured in car accidents in the United States. These accidents cost billions of dollars in medical expenses and loss of income. If your injuries were the result of a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer to help you file your claim and get the full compensation that you deserve.
4 Common Car Accident Injuries
Common injuries suffered by car accident victims include:
Brain and Head Injuries
Some of the most common injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents include brain and head injuries. You can suffer a head injury by violently hitting you head on the steering wheel, your side window, the windshield, or dashboard. In some cases, you don’t even have to hit your head against anything to suffer a head injury. The sheer force and jolt of an accident that results in your head violently thrusting back and forth can cause a head injury.
The impact of a car accident can twist your body, resulting in:
- Back strain
- Lumbar spine injury
- Thoracic injuries
- Bone fracture
- Thoracic spine injury
The majority of back injuries are difficult to immediately treat and require extensive medical care and treatment. Some back injury victims may even require surgical intervention.
Spinal Cord Trauma
A violent car accident can break your bones or ligaments, severely damaging the spinal cord and disconnecting the nerve cells that your brain uses to pass information up and down your body. A spinal cord injury can result in total paralysis depending on what part of your body is injured.
Neck injury is another common car accident injury. A motor vehicle accident that causes your abdomen and head to jerk in different directions can result in serious neck injuries.
Call a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, our experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.