Queen Anne’s County Car Accident Lawyers
Common Car Accident Injuries
Car accident injuries are as unique as the victims themselves. Some victims walk away from a car accident with little more than a scratch or a bruise, while others suffer permanent, life-threatening injuries. More than three million people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States. The severity of injuries depends on a number of factors, including the cause of the accident, whether the victim was wearing a seat belt, and the position of the victim’s body when they were hit. If you have been injured in a car accident, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you determine who was responsible for the wreck and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
The following are examples of common injuries that car accident victims may suffer:
- Scrapes, cuts, and abrasions: When objects inside the car get thrown about upon impact, they can easily cut or bruise the skin. In many cases, these injuries are minor and require little to no medical intervention. More serious cuts may require stitches, skin grafts, and even surgery to repair.
- Head injuries: These can range from relatively minor cuts and bumps to severe concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The impact of a collision can also cause closed head injuries, wherein the fluid and tissue inside the skull are damaged. These injuries require immediate medical attention as they can result in permanent brain damage.
- Chest injuries: Bruising to the chest from hitting the steering wheel is a common injury, although not life-threatening. When the impact is more severe, it can result in broken ribs, punctured lungs, and other internal damage, which is much more serious.
- Neck injuries: Whiplash is one of the more common forms of neck injuries in a crash. More serious injuries include cervical dislocation and disc injury.
- Back and spinal injuries: It is very common for car accident victims to suffer from back injuries, including muscle strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae. Symptoms of the injury may not immediately appear, and the pain and discomfort can limit a victim’s mobility. Back injuries often take a long time to heal and may require multiple surgeries.
- Leg and arm injuries: The sheer force of the impact can cause the body to be thrown against the dashboard or the side of the interior of the car. The arms and legs can easily be scraped or bruised. In more serious cases, victims may suffer from broken bones or lacerations that require medical attention.
- Internal injuries: Oftentimes, car accident victims suffer from injuries that cannot be seen, including damage to the internal organs. The force of the impact can cause damage to the lungs, kidneys, spleen, bowels, liver and heart that results in internal bleeding which can be life-threatening. Immediate medical attention is necessary.
- Facial injuries: If the face hits the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield or side window, the victim can suffer from scrapes, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, and eye injuries. Other injuries may affect the teeth and jaw, which would require immediate treatment by a qualified dental professional.
- Psychological injuries: Victims of car accidents often suffer from short-term, or even long-term emotional distress. If the car accident was particularly traumatic, or a loved one was killed, the victim may suffer from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In many cases, psychological injuries can affect every facet of the person’s life, often limiting the person’s ability to function at work and at home.
Queen Anne’s County Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Seek Maximum Compensation for Car Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the common car accident injuries discussed above, you are urged to contact the dedicated Queen Anne’s County car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton as soon as possible. Our skilled legal team will focus on obtaining the financial compensation you deserve, while protecting your rights every step of the way. 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 car accident victims in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, which includes the towns of Barclay, Centreville, Church Hill, Millington, Queen Anne, Queenstown, Sudlersville, and Templeville.