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Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injury. Often times, people don’t realize the extent of an injury until a day or so after the accident which can lead to further medical complications and affect the outcome of a personal injury case. These are the 5 most common car accident injuries we see at Bernstein & Poisson:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Despite the use of seat belts, victims in auto accidents are often susceptible to serious brain injuries due to the impact and trauma of the crash. The victim often doesn’t have control of their head once impact is made and it can mean their head collides with the frame of their vehicle. If it causes a brain bleed, the end result can be disastrous.

Head Injuries

Head injuries such as concussions or even a broken nose or eye socket can be sustained if an airbag deploys. Head injuries can also occur if an airbags fails to properly deploy and the victim hits his or her head on the steering wheel or dashboard.

Neck and Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries are most commonly sustained as a result of a rear-end collision. Typically referred to as whiplash, if the injury is severe enough, it can potentially lead to paralysis or other long-term damages.

Leg Injuries

We use our legs while driving and depending on the type of crash, it’s easy to suffer serious damage to our legs as they are in a small area. There’s potential for a crash to cause the frame to crush this small area, leaving the legs vulnerable to serious injury.

Abdominal and Chest Injuries

Seat belts are supposed to protect individuals and save their lives in the event of an accident. As important as they are, they can also cause harm to the passengers of a car, often resulting in serious bruising or even damage to the ribs in some instances.

If you’ve been involved in an accident that has caused one of these injuries or feel like you deserve to be compensated for another’s wrongdoing, contact us today. Our trusted attorneys are here to help you seek the settlement you deserve.