What Are the Most Common California Car Accident Injuries?
At Binder Law Group, PLC, our Encino auto accident attorneys know that all vehicle collisions are unique, and so are the injuries that occur during the crashes.
While the damage sustained to the vehicles often reflects the severity of the crash, the reality is whether the crash is caused by a head-on collision, from a negligent driver running a red light, or a slow speed rear-end collision, the victims rarely leave the accidents without injuries.
If you have been hurt in a California car accident caused by another’s negligence, we can help you pursue the medical care you need and the financial recover you deserve.
What Are The Five Most Common Car Wreck Injuries?
Car accidents affect each vehicle occupant differently and can leave one person severely injured while another may walk away with minor scrapes and bruises. It is important to seek medical care following any car accident, as the severity of your injuries may not be realized immediately.
Visiting an emergency room, immediate care clinic, or a primary care physician directly after your collision will allow you to identify potentially life-changing injuries immediately.
Typically, the five most common car accident injuries include:
- Broken Bones
The force of a car accident can apply extreme pressure to the body during the crash, which often results in broken bones.
Broken arms, legs, ribs, and other fractures are common in car accidents, and can be incredibly painful and require extended care or even surgery to heal properly.
- Soft Tissue Damage
Soft tissue damage includes injuries to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments when they are stretched or torn. Soft tissue injuries have long-lasting affects and can keep the injured person from returning to work or fully performing their duties.
- Spine and Neck Injuries
Spine or neck injuries can be caused by the impact of the vehicles colliding, and can result in herniated discs, fractures, whiplash, and even paralysis.
Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury that occurs in the neck during a jarring collision. These injuries typically occur in a rear-end collision, when the neck is snapped forward without notice. Whiplash is incredibly painful, minimizes the injured person’s movement, and may require extended care to fully recover.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
Car accidents are the second leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries after falls. Brain injuries can cause long-term issues with physical, cognitive, and emotional behavior, which is why it is important to have all injuries evaluated by a professional directly after an accident occurs, so your injuries are fully outlined for treatment.
Have You Been Injured in a San Fernando Valley Car Accident? We Can Help.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, contact our Encino personal injury attorneys at Binder Law Group, PLC today to schedule a free consultation by calling (626)793-9124. Our Encino car accident lawyers will assess your case and provide the customized legal representation you need to pursue the financial recovery you deserve.