If you suffer harm in a vehicle wreck, a skilled car crash attorney could help you seek compensation for your injuries. The circumstances of an auto accident vary as greatly as the causes, and bodily harm can come in many forms. There are different effects to different body parts that happen frequently, however. Some of the common injuries that are claimed in a court of law include:
Break or Fracture
Broken bones and fractures can occur virtually anywhere in the skeletal system. There are several types of fractures that occur, from a slight crack to a shattered bone.
Back and Neck Trauma
Injuries in the back or neck can occur in the muscles, bones or tissues. Many such injuries are extremely painful and can limit a person’s mobility. Common forms of trauma to the area include herniated discs, fractures in the vertebrae or sprains and strains.
A dislocation can occur in any joint in the body, and is usually accompanied by acute pain. A dislocation occurs when a bone is forced out of its correct position.
Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
Trauma to the brain or spinal cord is devastating to the central nervous system. These injuries often lead to permanent damage, including loss of mental capacity and paralysis.
Internal bleeding and organ trauma are common in high-impact accidents and sometimes go unnoticed. Untreated internal injuries can lead to complications and may result in permanent damage or disability.
Another type of injury that may occur anywhere in the body, orthopedic trauma includes any damage to the muscles, bones or surrounding tissues. Some examples of musculoskeletal injury include sprains and strains, joint degeneration, whiplash and more.
Psychological injury usually stems from a traumatic event and can be severe enough to alter a person’s life. Damage to a person’s mental state accounted for more than 25% of injuries recorded in 2012.
In severe accidents, a combination of injuries can be inflicted. Even minor injuries, if left untreated, can become a burden to a victim later on in life. It is imperative for anyone who has been involved in an accident to seek immediate medical treatment.
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We believe the negligent party should be held responsible for the pain and suffering an injury victim endures. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in an automotive accident, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have a case, you could recover damages for medical bills, mental anguish, lost income and more.
O’Connor, Acciani & Levy is proud to represent injury victims throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky, using our legal expertise and courtroom experience to serve individuals like you. We fight for your justice. If you think you may have a case, call us today to learn about your legal rights. Our personal injury attorneys can guide you through the litigation process should you have a case.
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