Broken Glass Injuries from Car AccidentsMay 21, 2019
Depending on the nature of the crash, car accidents can cause a range of injuries from minor cuts and scrapes, to broken bones, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries. In extreme cases, the injuries can be fatal. Glass injuries are not as common as they once were because car manufacturers use shatter-proof glass for windshields and windows. However, these injuries can be quite serious, particularly if the cut is deep or becomes infected. If you were in a car accident and suffered an injury from broken glass, there are some things you should know if you intend to file a personal injury claim.
When a windshield or window shatters, spreading shards of glass all over the interior of the vehicle, it can cause injuries ranging from small cuts to deep lacerations that result in significant blood loss. In extreme cases, severe, deep cuts may result in a severed finger or limb. This would require immediate medical attention to stop the bleeding. Regardless of the nature of the cut, it is always a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional. This will ensure that the full extent of your injury is identified before it becomes infected.
Collecting Compensation for Broken Glass Injuries
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation. When filing a claim, you are urged to include both economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, follow-up medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Since broken glass injuries can take a long time to heal and often include scarring, you may be able to recover a significant amount of money for your pain and suffering. The more serious the injury, the more you will be able to collect in damages.
Proving that the Accident Caused the Injury
To collect the maximum financial compensation you deserve, the following evidence will help prove that the car accident was responsible for your broken glass injuries:
- Testimony from the medical professional who treated you
- Photos of the accident, the vehicles involved, and the damage to your car, including broken windows and/or windshield
- Copy of the police report
- Witness testimonials
- Your personal account of the accident
Like any other injury, it is important that you follow the recommended treatment plan that you and your doctor discuss. Doing so will help maximize the compensation that you may receive after the accident. If you fail to comply with your doctor’s recommendations, the other party may claim that you were not seriously injured or that you are not doing what you need to do to get better.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Advocate for Victims of Broken Glass Injuries
If you suffered a broken glass injury from a car accident, do not hesitate to contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We are committed to protecting your rights and will secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve. We will continue to fight for you until we have your complete satisfaction. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.