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Most Common Vehicle Accident Injuries

Vehicle accidents are dangerous for everyone involved. Even relatively small collisions can cause lifelong damage, depending on the circumstances of the crash. We will discuss a wide range of injuries that typically come from auto accidents in this blog.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a very common injury related to car accidents, and occurs as a result of the sudden stop of a vehicle. The problems that can result from whiplash include soreness, sprains, spinal injuries, and chronic pain.

Broken bones

Any number of factors can cause breakage in an accident. For example, collision with the steering wheel or seat belt can cause injury in the chest area. Broken legs require long periods of recovery, and damage to the head or neck can prove fatal. In addition, certain types of breaks can lead to infection.

Cuts

Lacerations are often caused by glass from shattered windows, but can also come as a result of collision with loose objects or the inside of a car. A severe cut can leave permanent scars and may require correction through plastic surgery. In the worst case, a laceration may prove fatal if it reaches to arteries or other important tissues.

Nervous system damage

Any injury sustained in the head or back could cause damage to the nervous system, resulting in chronic pain, paralysis, brain damage, or even death. Damage to the nervous system is not to be taken lightly:

Our Lawyers Can Help You

The Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at our firm are available to help you receive compensation for the pain you suffer in a car accident; however, we want to ensure your safety prior to an accident.

Before driving, make sure you have taken the following precautions:

  • Buckled in
  • Sober
  • Minimized distractions
  • Checked that airbags are functioning

Even after doing everything necessary to ensure safety while on the road, you still could be involved in an accident. If this is the case,our personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. are ready to help you seek the damages you need. We believe you deserve compensation for chronic injury or the death of a loved one. Our legal team has more than 40 years of experience and offers a free consultation in every case. Contact our Fort Lauderdale office today to learn more.