Common Injuries Resulting From Car Accidents

While there are a multitude of different injuries that can result from a car crash, there are some injuries that are more common than others. If you or someone you care for was involved in a car accident, it is important to discuss your claim with a licensed lawyer who has experience working with various types of car accident injuries. 

At the law firm of Frankl & Kominsky, our licensed lawyers have over 40 years of combined legal experience. We have also obtained a combined amount of over $100,000,000 in successful verdicts and settlements and received over 600 five-star reviews. Our reputable attorneys aim to protect the rights of injured victims throughout Florida, including the West Palm Beach area (by appointment only). Call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation.

Although no two vehicle collisions are exactly the same, we have seen some commonalities with some of the injuries that our past clients have sustained. Unfortunately, recovering compensation for these injuries is not always easy. While you may appear to have a similar injury as someone else, it does not mean you are guaranteed the same amount of compensation.

Hiring an experienced lawyer that you can trust could make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim. Our lawyers know how to apply local and state traffic laws and previous verdicts to help our clients pursue the fair compensation they may deserve.

Typical Car Crash Injuries 

According to the CDC, traffic accidents are the leading cause of deaths for Americans between the ages 1-54. While not all car crashes are fatal, some typical injuries could end up causing long term health issues and disabilities. Some of the most typical injuries car accident victims have been known to sustain include:

Lacerations and bruising – What may appear to be a minor cut, scrape or bruise initially, could become a serious health concern later. Lacerations and bruising could cause severe blood loss, infections and internal bleeding. Be sure to take pictures of your injuries to help prove your claim.

Broken bones or fractures – Broken arms and legs are the most common types of fractures followed by broken collarbones. However, it is possible to break any bone in your body in a car accident. 

Whiplash – Perhaps one of the most common car crash injuries, whiplash is caused by a rapid and forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck. High impact collisions such as rear-end accidents have been known to cause whiplash. You may not feel the effects of a whiplash injury until several days or weeks after the accident, which is why you should seek immediate medical attention after an accident. 

Neck injuries – Similar to whiplash, a neck injury occurs when the nerves, vertebrae, or discs in your neck are damaged. Injury victims may suffer from severe mobility issues and severe cases may require surgery.

Soft tissue damage – Some serious injuries include what is known as soft tissue injuries. This includes damage to organs, nerves, ligaments, tendons, discs, cartilage, or muscles throughout the body. These injuries can take several weeks to several months to heal, depending on the severity of the damage.  

Chest injuries – Injuries to the chest area can range from mild bruising to medium contusions to severe: broken ribs, collapsed lungs, internal bleeding, or damage to internal organs. Drivers are at high risk because of the small space between the chest and the steering wheel. Seatbelts and airbags have been known to contribute to chest injuries. 

Spinal cord damage – As with a neck injury, damage to the spinal cord can cause mobility issues and may result in loss of function. Severe cases may require surgery and could result in long term rehabilitation and disability.

Traumatic brain injuries – Also known as a TBI, this type of injury is caused by blunt force trauma to the head and can result in a concussion or other significant damage to the brain. Some severe cases of TBI can have lasting effects on brain function and cause cognitive and mobility issues that could last forever. 

What To Do After the Accident

If you sustained one or more of the above mentioned car crash injuries, we recommend seeking a medical evaluation from a healthcare professional immediately, followed by consulting with an attorney. You could be legally eligible for financial compensation, however, many insurance companies will deny your claim unless you are evaluated by a doctor. 

After seeking medical care, contact the distinguished car accident lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky for a free claim evaluation. If your claim is viable, you could be compensated for past, present, and future medical expenses, loss of income, property damage, emotional damages, and other financial losses. 

If you are contacted by an insurance adjuster, it is well-advised to keep the conversation limited and refer them to your lawyer. Most insurance companies will contact injury victims to find ways to save money for the company. Your lawyer can handle all communication with insurers on your behalf to maintain the full value of your claim.

Let our team of legal professionals deal with the complexities of the legal process so you can focus on a healthy recovery. 

Set up a No-Cost Evaluation With a Reputable Law Firm

When your health is in question because of injuries sustained in a car crash, a reputable personal injury attorney to help you build a strong case in your favor is very helpful. At the law office of Frankl & Kominsky, our attorneys know what it takes to help our clients seek compensation following a car accident in Florida.

Our firm has a proven track record of successful verdicts and settlements, recovering over $100 million in combined compensation. Co-founder Steven L. Frankl, is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is one of the most distinguished groups of trial lawyers in the country. 

Call our firm anytime, 24/7, to set up a no-cost evaluation of your claim so you can learn more about your legal options. Our compassionate, determined, and skilled attorneys never settle for less when it comes to helping our clients seek the compensation that they may deserve.

Call (855) 800-8000 for a free car accident consultation. There are no obligations and everything is always confidential, so there is no risk in giving us a call to discuss your unique case.

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