What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries?

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Car accidents can be traumatic events, and often, they result in very serious injuries. That said, if you were harmed in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Please continue reading to learn more about the most common types of car accident injuries and contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law if you think you have a claim.

What are some of the most common car accident injuries?

Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. That said, among the most common that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Whiplash: A neck injury caused by the sudden movement of the head forward, backward, or sideways, often resulting from rear-end collisions.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, leading to pain, swelling, and limited mobility. These injuries can include strains, sprains, and bruises.
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries ranging from mild concussions to severe brain trauma, which can cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, confusion, and memory loss.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: Impact during a car accident can result in fractures or breaks in bones, commonly occurring in the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis.
  • Back Injuries: Car accidents can cause herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and other types of back trauma, leading to chronic pain, numbness, or paralysis in severe cases.
  • Chest Injuries: Blunt force trauma to the chest area can lead to broken ribs, lung punctures, and internal organ damage, causing breathing difficulties and chest pain.
  • Facial Injuries: Impact with the steering wheel, dashboard, or airbag can result in facial fractures, lacerations, bruising, and dental injuries, requiring surgical intervention in some cases.
  • Psychological Injuries: Car accidents can also cause emotional distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, which may require therapy and counseling for recovery.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to internal organs like the liver, spleen, kidneys, or bowels can occur due to the force of impact, leading to internal bleeding and potentially life-threatening complications if not promptly treated.

What compensation may I receive for an injury?

To recover compensation for a car accident injury, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence (typically another driver). This is known as satisfying the burden of proof. As long as you can do so, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred due to your accident. Some examples of economic damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Property damage

On the other hand, some examples of non-economic damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma

Ensure you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations, which is, typically, two years. If you have further questions or believe you have a valid claim, please don’t hesitate to contact Ansbacher Law for a free consultation today. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.