Car Accident Damages and Injuries

Car Accident Damages and Injuries

Nobody expects to be involved in a car accident on any given day, and it is unlikely that your commute to work or trip to the bank will include a crash. However, crashes happen all the time, and they are rarely expected. Data from UC Berkeley shows that there were over 800 traumatic car accidents in Truckee alone over the past ten years. Furthermore, crashes can be dangerous, and accident survivors are often faced with a host of physical, emotional, and financial damages. Even if you are never involved in a crash, it is still a good idea to be aware of how they can affect people’s lives and the different kinds of issues that crash survivors can face.


Because car accidents involve many different factors, there are many kinds of injuries that people can sustain. Some of the more common car accident injuries include:

Depending on the severity of the injury, people may need to spend an extended amount of time in the care of a hospital. Many car accident survivors need to undergo multiple surgeries and spend years recovering their health. In the worst cases, these injuries can cost people their lives.

Economic Damages

Accident survivors who are physically injured also usually face financial losses as well. Medical bills can be steep, and people often need to pay for ongoing treatments as well as multiple medications to recover. In many cases, individuals also need to pay for long-term physical therapy treatments to regain mobility and wellbeing.

Furthermore, being injured can leave people either temporarily or permanently disabled. This can mean that injured parties need to install accessibility equipment such as walk-in baths and handrails around their home. It may also mean needing to hire somebody to help with cleaning, cooking, bathing, and other important tasks. These disabilities often also leave people unable to continue working, meaning a major loss of income and/or earning potential.

Non-Economic Damages

People who are injured in accidents also often face losses that are difficult to define with a specific dollar amount. These losses usually involve mental health issues or loss of quality of life. For instance, a person who loved to bicycle every day may no longer be able to after their leg is injured in a crash. Things like this may not seem significant, but they can have a huge impact on people’s lives. Depression and other emotional issues stemming from a loss of quality of life can make it even more difficult to recover your physical health.

Recovering after a Crash

Clearly, being involved in an accident can put people in a difficult place. Often, individuals don’t know how they will be able to recover at all. However, those who’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by a negligent party such as a reckless driver or vehicle part manufacturer can usually hold those parties responsible through a personal injury claim. Through filing a personal injury claim, individuals can seek compensation for all of the above damages to recover personally, physically, and financially after suffering a serious injury.

If you’d like to know more about how personal injury claims work, you can watch the below video. However, if you want specific information about your situation, it is always best to call a Truckee personal injury lawyer and talk to them personally.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Truckee personal injury lawyer. Suffering a crash injury can be a life-changing event. If you have been hurt in an accident, you should call me at (530) 392-9400 so I can give you some free, friendly advice. Feel free to use my toll-free number, (800) 404-5400, if you are out of the area.

I’ve been helping Truckee residents with claiming the payments they justly deserve for accident injuries. You can look at my settlements and verdicts to see how my clients have been able to recover financially for their losses. Find reviews on my online profiles at the following websites:

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