Although passenger cars are safer than ever, serious car accidents still occur every day in the United States. In this blog, our Brevard County personal injury attorneys take a look at some of the most common types of car accident injuries.
1. Broken Bones
Broken bones are some of the most serious types of accidents you can suffer in a car accident. While relatively minor injuries can heal with a cast and some time, others require invasive surgery to stabilize the bone. The cost of a broken bone is extremely high, easily passing $30,000 if surgery is needed.
2. Brain Injury
While extremely severe, some brain injuries often do not reveal themselves for days, weeks, or even years after an accident. Concussions are relatively common in car accidents, and likely occur far more than is reported. In especially devastating cases, objects may penetrate the skull and cause fatal damage.
3. Soft Tissue Injury
Whiplash is the most commonly known soft tissue injury, and occurs when the ligaments in your neck are strained by a sudden, jerking motion. This is far from the only type of soft tissue injury, however, as these strains often affect the back as well. While some cases resolve themselves in a few weeks, others can cause long-term damage and can even leave you incapacitated.
Lacerations are very common in car accidents, as there is often a lot of metal and glass shrapnel flying about. Like all the other injuries in this list, they range from minor cuts to severe, life-threatening wounds. Depending on how serious your laceration is, you may require surgical treatment.
The most common bruises in car accidents are found on the chest, as the sudden impact with a seatbelt can be very forceful. While most bruises heal on their own, some especially large and painful bruises may require medical attention.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you have a right to pursue fair financial compensation. Call our firm today at (321) 348-4520 to schedule a free consultation.