Types of Car Accident Injuries
Accident Injury Lawyers Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and clients throughout Florida
Car accidents can cause a plethora of injuries. It may depend on the vehicle’s rate of speed, the types of vehicles, and other factors. The severity of these injuries can range from minor to life-threatening – or even lead to death.
Because an accident can cause injuries anywhere on the body, a person could come out of one with dozens of different injuries, and even long-term ailments.
Most victims in a car accident will suffer injuries from impact, meaning how their body is pushed forward or in a direction at the moment of impact.
Impact injuries can also occur inside the vehicle when cargo or passengers that are not secure hit another vehicle occupant.
Some areas of the body most likely to be injured in a car accident include:
- Hands and feet
Common Types of Car Accident Injuries
Some of the more common car accident injuries include but are not limited to:
These are one of the most severe and common injuries. They can include:
- Bruised brain
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Swelling of the brain
- Bleeding of the brain
Facial Lacerations and Head Injuries
Injuries to the face are common and can range from minor to severe. Impact with the windshield, shattered glass, and debris can cause a range of cuts and scrapes as well as broken bones and bruises.
Just some of the common injuries can include:
- Cuts and lacerations to the head
- Eye injuries
- Facial fractures
- Broken bones
- Broken jaw
- Dental injuries
- Ear injuries
- Blindness or vision loss
Neck injuries are extremely common and these can range from strain to whiplash to a broken neck. The recovery for even a small neck injury can be costly and cause tremendous amounts of pain. Some serious neck injury types include:
- Herniated disc
- Pinched nerves
- Cervical dislocation
- Disc injuries
- Broken neck
There are three portions of the back that can become injured in an accident, but the most common area for injuries is the lower back. Some of the injuries may include:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Fractured vertebrae
These injuries are likely to take a few days or even weeks to show up, and can be debilitating for some individuals.
Other Common Injuries
There are so many injuries that are possible in an accident that it is hard to list them all. But other injuries a person is most likely to sustain include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chest injuries
- Diaphragm ruptures
- Pelvic injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Leg or knee injuries
- Foot or ankle injuries
- Internal bleeding
Choose Our Team of Experienced Jacksonville Accident Lawyers
If you have suffered from an injury in a car accident, then you need the help of an experienced Jacksonville car accident injury lawyer. Even with PIP insurance, you will not have enough coverage for your losses. To add, filing your claim against the other party is complicated—and insurance adjusters will make sure of it.
The only way to ensure you get maximum compensation is by working with a skilled accident injury lawyer. The team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton have years of experience handling these types of cases. We can assist you with filing your claim with PIP insurance as well as filing a personal injury claim against the other party.
We seek justice for car accident victims who have been injured because of a careless or reckless driver – and we can help you too. Our firm will seek compensation you need for:
- Medical treatments
- Property damage
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
To get started, meet with our Jacksonville car accident attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation. We are here to answer your questions and if you hire us, there is no fee unless we win your case.