Every year, millions of Americans are involved motor vehicle accidents with a wide range of consequences, from relatively minor property damage to tragic fatalities. Despite admirable advances in the safety features of automobiles, a collision is still a dangerous occurrence that can seriously harm virtually any part of the body.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident can have painful and sometimes lifelong consequences.
Traumatic brain injuries – The brain can be injured when the skull collides with a car window, dashboard, or steering wheel. Injuries can also occur when a person’s head is moved violently back and forth, causing the delicate tissues of the brain to impact the inner walls of the skull. A serious brain injury can cause permanent physical disability, mental health problems, coma, and even death.
Spine injuries – When a person’s back is violently moved by the force of an impact, severe injuries can result. The most common car-related spinal injury is whiplash, a painful condition caused by damage to the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) of the neck. Less common but more serious injuries include fractured vertebrae, ruptured spinal discs, and even the severance of the backbone.
Internal organ damage – Forceful collision with a seatbelt, dashboard, or other object can cause serious trauma to the intestines, lungs, kidneys, and other internal organs. Internal bruising or bleeding is potentially very dangerous, and needs emergency treatment. If internal injuries are not treated in time, they can cause organ failure and death.
At issue here is the question of fault. No one deserves to suffer from debilitating injuries due to another party’s reckless or negligent actions. Unfortunately it happens every day. Our Orlando injury attorney is committed to fighting for justice, helping accident victims win the fair and right compensation for unwarranted injuries.
Contact an Orlando Injury Lawyer
If you have experienced a car accident due to a negligent or reckless driver, vehicle manufacturer, or other party, you may very well be eligible to receive compensation. For more information, call Todd Miner. He has been standing up for victims’ rights in Central Florida for decades, and he will help you. Call Orlando injury lawyer Todd Miner today for a free case evaluation.