Car accident injuries are an unfortunate but common occurrence for anyone who drives a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle. According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, car accidents are reported every four minutes, and nearly a third of all crashes result in injuries and fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a careless driver, you may be entitled to compensation for property (car) damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Call (877) 562-0000 or complete our free case review form for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your car accident injury claim.
Most Common Car Accident Injuries
The type of car accident injuries a person may experience depends on several factors: the cause of the collision, the velocity of each vehicle, the types of vehicles involved, and other factors.
The most common car accident injuries are listed below:
- Head Trauma
Head trauma from a car accident includes concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and skull fractures. Head trauma commonly occurs when a car crash victim hits their head on the dashboard, steering wheel, or body of the vehicle.
The sudden impact of a car accident causes a passenger’s body to jerk forward and then backward. A common injury caused by this jerking motion is whiplash, a common injury to the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
- Back and Spinal Cord Damage
A common injury during rear-end crashes, back and spinal cord damage includes broken back, herniated disc, back sprains and strains, and even paralysis.
Broken glass and damaged parts of the vehicle can cause cuts and lacerations; however, victims involved in bicycle or motorcycle accidents could also experience road rash, which is an abrasion of the skin. Laceration injuries can also leave permanent scarring.
- Internal Organ Damage
Not all car accident injuries can be seen with the naked eye. Internal organ damage and hemorrhaging are serious injuries that could lead to life-long medical problems. Always get medical assistance after an accident, as injuries to your kidney, liver, and even lungs may not be readily apparent in the days following an accident.
Contusions, also known as bruises, are another common car accident injury. Although bruising can be considered normal, large bruises can actually be a sign for underlying injuries such as fractures or internal bleeding
Drivers and passengers may even experience injuries from the safety equipment that is supposed to protect them.
Contact Our Birmingham Car Accident Injury Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one is seeking legal counsel after suffering injuries during a car accident, our attorneys are here to help. Cory Watson Attorneys is dedicated to helping accident victims and believe that those who act negligently should be held responsible for their actions.
Our attorneys are well-versed in personal injury law and can provide comprehensive legal counsel on your specific claim. We can also help guide you or your loved ones through the litigation process.
From our offices in Birmingham, Nashville, and Memphis, we are proud to serve car accident injury clients across Alabama and Tennessee.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 562-0000 to discuss the details of your claim. If you would prefer to have us contact you, fill out the online case review form. Any details of your case are completely confidential.