Car accidents can often be traumatic events, causing severe or life-threatening injuries or even death in some cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should contact the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan. As a skilled attorney with years of experience, Michael Brennan can help you pursue any compensation you may be entitled to after your accident.
Common injuries after an accident include head and traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, chest or abdominal injuries, back injuries and burns:
Head injuries can be severe in a car accident. A collision force may cause the head to strike the dashboard or other part of the car or object. These injuries may range from mild concussions to more serious traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as bruising, bleeding, tearing, or other physical severe damage to the brain. Depending on the severity of the head or brain injury, these injuries may heal over a few weeks or lead to chronic and debilitating symptoms
The force of the impact in a car accident may often cause the head to jerk forward, injuring the neck. Whiplash is one of the most common neck injuries, typically caused by the sudden jerking motion damaging muscles, ligaments, or spinal disks in the neck. Another common neck injury after an accident includes broken bones in the neck.
Car crashes may also cause damage to the diaphragm through ruptures or tears to the muscle. Other abdominal injuries may include injuries to major internal organs such as the kidneys, spleen, liver, or other organs, resulting in internal bleeding and require surgery.
Common back injuries after a car accident include spinal injuries such as thoracic or lumbar strains. Minor injuries to the back may result in chronic pain, while more severe injuries may often cause paralysis in one or more limbs or over large portions of the body.
Car accidents may cause burns if the vehicle catches fire or from touching hot parts of the car. Severe burns may cause serious deep tissue damage and often require years of repeated and expensive treatment. Smoke inhalation may also cause lung damage.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 36,096 people died in car crashes in 2019. This number of fatalities represented a two percent decrease from the 36,835 deaths that were reported in 2018.
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Minor car accidents may typically appear to be less serious than other accidents, but may nonetheless require certain steps to be taken by you, such as:
By contacting an experienced car accident attorney like Michael Brennan, he will help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to. Michael will thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence to prove the other driver’s liability for the wreck as well as to prove the extent of your injuries and damages. Michael has years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and can help level the playing field against the teams of lawyers these insurers hire to help them avoid paying as much as possible to settle any claims.