Surviving Serious Car Accidents

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March 19, 2019
Edward Smith

Surviving Serious Car Accidents

Being in a serious vehicle accident can cause people severe physical injuries in addition to psychological and emotional trauma. When individuals suffer serious injuries, they sometimes have very little time in order to negotiate with negligent parties and/or insurers about the accident. Having a lawyer to represent you is the best way to make sure that your case is being handled the right way in order to ensure you get the payments you deserve for your losses. Having a lawyer take on your case also means having the confidence and time you need to focus on your recovery. Let’s take a brief look at the types of crashes that can happen, the kinds of injuries they cause, and how attorneys can help.

Types of Nevada City Collisions

Even low-speed accidents like parking lot crashes and fender-benders can be the cause of major injuries. In these more minor collisions, people commonly sustain cervical sprains, leg fractures, head injuries, and other types of trauma. More serious types of accidents include broadside accidents, front-end crashes, rollovers, head-on crashes, and more. Typically, the larger the vehicle is and the higher the speed at which the accident takes place, the more severe the injuries are. Head-on crashes are an especially dangerous type of collision because of the high amount of force transferred into both vehicles.

Collisions involving multiple vehicles are also very dangerous. These crashes can cause severe trauma when because vehicles are often struck multiple times from various directions. Multiple vehicle accidents can also cause vehicles to overturn, especially when the accidents involve top-heavy vehicles like vans or SUVs. Rollovers are particularly dangerous because some vehicles have weak roofs that put occupants in danger of crush injuries.

Common Injuries

There are a few types of injuries that frequently affect people who’ve been in car accidents. These include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: Blunt force trauma or violent head motions can happen in any serious crash. Brain injuries can cause a wide variety of symptoms and may develop over a period of time. Some individuals suffer permanent symptoms that dramatically change their lives.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: When accidents damage the spinal cord it can cause people chronic pain. Spinal cord injuries are also able to cause temporary or permanent paralysis.
  • Bone Fractures: People often think of broken bones as a relatively minor injury, but these injuries can be serious. Bone fractures can require surgery and often leave people with mobility issues as well as chronic pain. Even a minor arm fracture can impact a person’s ability to work.
  • Abdominal Injuries: damage to the abdomen can affect important organs such as the spleen, liver, stomach, and bowels. These injuries are very serious and can be life-threatening.
  • Chest Injuries: Trauma that affects the chest is liable to damage the lungs, heart, and ribs. These injuries are also often life-threatening.

How an Attorney Can Help

When attempting to claim financial compensation for your injuries, it is important to build a strong case to persuade insurers and, if necessary, courts. A Nevada City personal injury lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours will be able to gather evidence, conduct interviews, and use crash reconstruction to make sure you have the strongest possible case. Your attorney will also know what types of damages you can claim, which is essential in negotiating with insurance companies.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Nevada City personal injury lawyer. A vehicle accident can be serious. If you have been left with injuries because of a car crash, call me using my local phone number, (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 so that we can speak about your case. I am happy to offer you free, friendly advice about what you can do.

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