Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers
Common Car Accident Injuries
Our Lawyers Can Help You Obtain Compensation for Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accidents
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. is a Baltimore-based law firm that specializes in compensation recovery for people who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. The primary focus of our experienced legal team is to ensure that you obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Victims of motor vehicle crashes may suffer severe and/or permanent injuries from seemingly minor fender-benders, and symptoms may not be immediately obvious. Our lawyers advise everyone who has been hurt in a car accident to seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. In addition to increasing your likelihood for recovery, a medical opinion regarding the cause, nature and extent of your injuries can be useful in determining who is at fault for causing your injuries and calculating the full extent of your rightful damages.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Head trauma sustained in a motor vehicle accident can range from mild to severe. Symptoms of mild TBI may include cognitive impairment, varying degrees of memory loss, difficulty communicating and personality or mood changes. Severe TBI may cause seizures, coma, significantly impaired consciousness, locked-in syndrome or death. Because it is possible for brain injuries to remain asymptomatic for a period of days or weeks after an initial trauma, car accident victims may not be aware of the severity of their injuries right after a crash.
Spinal Cord Injury
If a victim’s spinal cord is damaged in a car accident, the resulting injuries can be devastating. Depending upon the location and degree of a spinal cord injury, a victim may suffer weakness, numbness, pain, organ dysfunction, or paralysis. Spinal cord injuries may cause permanent disabilities.
A forceful blow — as in a motor vehicle crash — can cause the disks of the vertebrae to to rupture or become herniated resulting in pressure on the surrounding nerves. People who suffer from herniated disks may experience debilitating pain, weakness and numbness. Limbs and various regions of the body may be affected. For example, sciatic pain can be triggered by lumbar disk herniation.
The term “whiplash” refers to soft-tissue injuries of the neck caused by a sudden jerking motion of the head. Whiplash injuries commonly occur in rear-end accidents when a seatbelt prevents a victim’s body from moving while his or her head is thrown forward and then snapped back. The muscles and ligaments in the neck are strained beyond a normal range of motion. Common whiplash symptoms include pain and stiffness. In some cases, symptoms may resolve in a few days, or they could last for years.
Discuss the Value of Your Car Accident Injury Case with Reputable Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton
To obtain the maximum possible compensation for your auto accident injuries, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers. We are available by phone 24-hours a day to provide immediate assistance to victims of motor vehicle accidents. We handle your personal injury claim on a contingency fee basis— meaning we do not charge you unless we win. We consider your case a top priority.