Staggering Statistics for Car Accident Injuries
A 2020 survey regarding car accidents across the United States. Most states, including Alabama, found staggering statistics. This survey reported car accidents about every four minutes. Injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians were found to happen about every 11 minutes. These are staggering statistics.
Car accidents are unfortunate, sudden, and unexpected, catching unsuspecting drivers off guard. Most accidents happen due to the negligence or reckless behavior of one or more drivers. If you reside in Foley, Mobile, Daphne, or any of the surrounding areas in Alabama, and are involved in a car accident, call us as soon as possible. We represent victims of negligent and wrongful car accidents and injuries in these communities.
There are limitless ways in which car accidents happen and why they happen. Generally, car accidents happen because one or more drivers are not paying attention to the road and other drivers around them. When drivers are not paying attention at the wheel, they become negligent, and their actions become reckless. These actions can involve unsuspecting drivers and cause severe, if not fatal, car accidents and life-changing injuries to other drivers who are paying attention and driving lawfully.
If you were involved in any car accident, please give us a call as soon as possible so we can examine your circumstances and try to get compensation for your injuries.
Even minor car accidents can cause health issues for days, weeks, or months in the future. Never take minor fender benders for granted. These minor accidents can do more damage to your body than you realize. It is wise to have a doctor examine you for injuries, even if you feel you were not injured.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are limitless types of car accidents, and no accident seems identical to another. Every accident has a different scenario of how or why it happened.
Every accident causes a host of injuries you never thought possible. Car accident injuries range from minor to debilitating and life-threatening injuries. Some car accident injuries are immediately felt by the victim, while other car accident injuries do not transpire for days, weeks, or possibly months after the accident occurred. Injuries can also be severe enough that they cause death.
Car accident injuries most commonly reported include the following.
- Back and spinal injuries are usually severe injuries that can cause death.
- Neck injuries are common due to the upper body being thrown about even with a seat belt in place. Examples are whiplash, neck fractures that can occur at slow speeds with little impact.
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries involve several different kinds of brain injuries. While some of these injuries can heal, others cannot and are life-changing.
- All kinds of fractures are common injuries, especially if passengers are ejected from the vehicle. Occupants sustain fractures when slammed into the steering wheel, and the seat belt can fracture ribs. Facial bone fractures occur when the face hits the dashboard. It takes little impact to fracture the clavicle. When airbags are deployed, this can cause fractures. Bones in the legs and feet fracture when pinned by the crushed car or when the occupant is ejected. The healing time for fractures can be eight weeks or more, with possible physical therapy after the healing process.
- Damage to tendons, ligaments, and joints
- Damage to internal organs causes internal bleeding. This bleeding can be life-threatening, especially if the injured is taking blood thinners. Internal bleeding sometimes warrants aggressive treatment like respirators, breathing tubes, or dialysis, as an example, to keep the person alive.
- Burns due to car fires are all too common. Burns can be minor to severe or first, second, third-degree, and fourth-degree burns causing nerve damage. Minor burns are painful, and severe burns are excruciating along with their painful treatments. These burns can be life-changing and cause long-term skin, tendon, ligament, and nerve damage.
- Eye injuries
- Minor to severe lacerations do not sound cause for too much concern. However, a laceration occurs when an object cuts through the top skin layer. There are different levels of lacerations, each becoming increasingly severe. Lacerations, if severe enough, can cause severe complications with the fat and muscle layers and, if severe enough, can cause death.
- Scarring due to burns and lacerations
- Emotional and mental trauma such as PTSD
- Complex pain syndrome
We Advocate Victim’s Rights in Negligent Car Accidents
If you are injured in a car accident, please give us a call to meet with you and examine the circumstances of your case. A victim of a car accident at the hands of a negligent person should never have to shoulder their accident costs. Our commitment to obtain a fair recovery for you is our top priority. We can calculate all your costs, and if you have a good case for compensation, we can help you recoup some or all of your expenses related to your accident.
Time is of the essence. Please call us as soon as possible to advocate for your rights as a car accident victim due to someone’s negligent actions.