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Common Injuries From Car Accidents

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Regardless of the cause, a San Antonio car accident has the ability to be one of the scariest events you will ever experience. It doesn’t matter how big and safe your vehicle is. At the moment of an accident, your vehicle’s safety features aren’t running through your mind. Often, the site of an accident alone is enough to leave other motorist trembling.

Many times, an accident that appears there is no way a person could survive will leave all involved without a scratch. Other times, incidents that seem to be a simple fender bender will leave passengers with serious injuries. With the advancements that have been made in preparing emergency response officers, it’s amazing how results are not as bad as one might anticipate.

Accidents resulting in injury happen just as easily on a quiet side street as they do a busy interstate or highway. Divers are able to become just as distracted at 25 mph as they are 70. A vehicle with noisy children, ringing cell phones, and conversations with a passenger are enough to tempt anyone to take their eyes off the road for just a few seconds. Sometimes simply being on the road in a silent vehicle by ourselves is enough to make our mind start to wander from what it should be focused on.

Victims of a car accident are at risk from a variety of injuries. Any collision has the power to leave just a few cuts and bruises up to a severe neck and spine injury or brain trauma. According to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the chest, head, neck, feet, legs, and pelvis area are some of the parts of the body that are injured the most in a car accident. In the state of Texas alone, approximately 3,000 people a year experience severe enough injury that they result in a fatality. The following is a brief view of some of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident.

Back Injuries

The pain that associate with a minor or severe back injury is not only able to affect an individual’s ability to work, they also have the potential to create an impact on a person’s quality of life. Back injuries are often a result of a car accident, especially injuries in the lower portion of the back.

Lost Limbs

If an automobile accident is serious enough, drivers and passengers in the crash may be at risk of amputation to a finger, arm, or leg. These injuries are able to leave permanent scarring and can create pain that lasts a lifetime. This can lead to a disability that is irreversible, altering the way a person lives the rest of their life.

Broken Bones

Both fractured and broken bones are injuries that are common results from a car accident. This type of injury can be especially dangerous due to the fact that they have the potential of leading to more serious internal injuries. Broken and fractured bones can sometimes require several months in order to heal properly.

Neck Injuries

When an individual is involved in a rear-end accident, there’s an increased possibility of serious neck injury due to whiplash. These injuries vary from a minor strain in the neck, to a more serious injury such as a damaged disk or cervical dislocation.

Contact Ketterman Rowland & Westlund

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation right away, regardless of how minor or severe the sustained injury is. While no attorney is able to speed up the healing process of your injury, you will want someone who is able to represent you in a way that fully demonstrates how you have been affected as a result of the accident. Contact our car accident attorneys for a free consultation.