What Happens to a Body in a Car Crash: Understanding Basic Car Accident Injuries

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Most car accidents result in typical kinds of injuries to the human body. These injuries generally result from people in the car being thrown against something, ejected from the vehicle, or from shattered glass or debris hitting them. The most common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Broken or lost limbs
  • Disfigurement

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is among the most devastating injuries resulting from a car accident. Mild TBI, such as a concussion, may be temporary, but severe TBI can result in long-term complications or even death. Moderate TBI includes skull fractures, loss of consciousness, and internal bleeding that is not life-threatening. Severe TBI features coma, as well as significant skull fractures and possible penetration of the skull by a foreign object. Surgery may be required. Any one of these types of TBI can result in serious long-term effects such as loss of memory, reduction in cognitive or motor functions, paralysis, or personality change.

Burns and Scarring

Burns in car accidents tend to be second or third-degree burns. These severe burns require significant treatment, may leave extensive scarring, and can even require one or more surgeries. Moreover, they can cause permanent scars. Other injuries in car accidents can also cause scarring, which can be emotionally devastating, especially when it occurs on the face. This emotional impact is particularly the case when a burn victim is a young person. Burns can also reduce mobility and flexibility.

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can result in reduced or impaired motor function or even paralysis. While rehabilitation can help recover some function, such injuries likely will create a permanent reduction in the victim’s quality of life and ability to function independently.

Call Us Today to Speak with a Car Accident Lawyer in Orlando

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable car accident attorney, call our offices today at 866-225-5663.

Car Accident Injury FAQs

Can I recover compensation for my injuries?

Yes, you can recover your actual damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages. With severe injuries which require long-term or lifelong care or assistance, you will be able to recover your long-term and ongoing medical and other injury-related expenses. You may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, but these can be more difficult to obtain.

How Much Will  I Recover?

You should be able to recover your actual present and future expenses and damages for pain and suffering. However, if the court finds you partially responsible, the award may be reduced by the percentage you were at fault.

Do I Need a Lawyer When Injured in a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. You will want someone who understands the intricacies of obtaining appropriate damages on your side. Call us today at 866-225-5663 to schedule a consultation.

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