Car Accident Injury Types
Millions of people endure injuries each day due to traffic crashes. When two motor vehicles collide the number of damages sustained is often enormous, especially during highway travel when the vehicles are moving at faster speeds.
The weight, size, and structure of any automobile contribute to the severity of injuries suffered during the collision. Unfortunately, from insurance costs to medical expenses, even the slightest of injuries can be devastating for those who have suffered.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, we are Ontario injury lawyers who share a deep compassion for protecting the rights of the injured. Our skilled legal staff strongly believes that when the negligence of another driver causes harm, the negligent party must be held responsible for their careless actions. If you or a loved one has suffered car accident injuries, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here for you.
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Common Car Accident Injuries
As more and more motorists enter the roads and highways across the nation, traffic congestion increases and lays the foundation for a potentially dangerous driving landscape. Far too many drivers fail to take the driving responsibly seriously which causes careless driving habits and a greater chance of car accident injuries.
There is a wide variety of injuries that one may sustain in a motor vehicle collision. The following outlines some of the most common car accident injuries seen on the roadways today:
Often referred to as bone fractures, these types of injuries are very common in both severe and minor vehicle collisions. The specific severity of these broken bones likely relates to the amount of force, weight, and speed involved in the traffic crash.
Burns, Lacerations, & Scarring
When two automobiles collide with one another, there are often burns and lacerations involved in the accident aftermath. Sadly, these kinds of damages often leave permanent scarring for the accident victims, especially when the cuts and burns are severe.
Head and Neck Trauma
Damage to the head and neck is the most common injury sustained in a car accident today. Head injuries range significantly in severity level, from a minor concussion to a much more serious brain injury.
When a traffic collision is severe the passenger occupants may suffer from some type of brain injury. Typically, brain injuries are caused by internal bleeding, swelling, bruising, skull fractures, and nerve damage. When the accident victim suffers from temporary or permanent impairment to the brains functionality, this is referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Back and Spinal Cord Trauma
Another very common outcome of an auto accident is back and spinal cord injuries. These include fractures, sprains, lumbar spine injuries, ruptured discs, and thoracic spine injuries. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms and signs associated with this damage surfaces in the days following the collision. As such, accident victims are all encouraged to seek medical care as soon as possible when they are involved in a crash.
Permanent Disability or Paralysis
Divided into paraplegia, para-paresis, and quadriplegia, permanent disabilities are incredibly difficult for accident victims to handle. Paraplegia refers to paralysis in the waist down, para-paresis refers to a partial loss of sensory and motion ability and quadriplegia refers to paralysis of the legs, arms, and torso.
When an individual is killed in a traffic crash, their family members may be entitled to financial recourse. Dependent upon the details of the collision, the family may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and any other damages associated with the fatality.
Contact a Skilled Accident Injury Lawyer Today
Greg Monforton and Partners takes pride in our ability to seek justice for the injured. Our skilled Windsor lawyers maintain a deep compassion for people and helping those who have suffered at no fault of their own. Combining years of experience, a vast legal knowledge, and a passion for the practice of law, our personal injury lawyers are prepared to take on your case today.
Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident? You may be entitled to compensation for the losses in which you have suffered. We are ready to fight for your rights and the financial recourse that you and your family deserve.
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