Common Car Accident Injuries and Treatments

Vehicle accident with driver on ground. Passenger and policewoman checking her injuries. Police vehicle in background.Car accidents occur every minute of every day in America. Roughly 38,000 people are tragically killed in crashes in the U.S. each year, and several million more people are injured seriously enough to require a hospital visit. Injuries range widely from minor to catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Wrist, foot, and ankle injuries
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limbs

These severe physical injuries can be life-altering. The victim of the injury may experience many changes to their life because of the trauma, including being unable to drive and perform their former work duties. Caring for themselves or loved ones may be difficult or impossible because of the injuries. In-home modifications may be necessary. Assistive equipment may need to be purchased. On top of all of this, the injury may cause extreme physical pain and mental anguish.

Treatments required for severe injuries can be expensive and invasive:

  • Resuscitation
  • Surgery
  • Skin grafts
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Setting broken bones
  • Splinting
  • Amputation
  • Transfusion
  • Treatment of bacterial infections

When you hire an attorney to represent you after a car accident, the attorney will pursue a monetary award on your behalf. If a monetary award is successfully recovered, you will be able to pay for all of the related medical and treatment costs associated with the injury. But much more than being a way to pay the bills, a monetary award is a way of compensating you for the wrong that was done to you. An accident caused by someone else’s negligence is reprehensible, and while there is nothing you can do to reverse the past, an award of compensation is to many victims a form of justice and setting things right. Talking to an attorney is the only way to know if you are eligible to file this type of claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle crash caused by someone else’s negligence, then please search our directory to find an experienced accident attorney in your area.