Despite the dozens of safety features auto manufacturers include in every new make and model they produce, hundreds of people sustain injuries in car accidents around the country every single day. Some injuries are more debilitating than others, but they can all be costly to treat. Below, the legal team of the Balderrama Law Firm with offices in both Albuquerque and Carlsbad, NM, share some of the most common injuries that can arise as the result of car collisons.
The Aftermath of Car Accidents: 3 Common Injuries
1. Concussions & Other Head Injuries
Head injuries are common in car accidents, and they can have lifelong repercussions. Even concussions, which are the mildest form of traumatic brain injuries, can result in costly medical bills and lost wages while the body heals.
If you sustained a head injury that is going to affect you for the rest of your life, calculating all potential damages is challenging. To ensure you receive a fair settlement amount, you need to include future medical bills and loss of earning capacity in your calculations. Fortunately, a compassionate car accident attorney will help you determine both the economic and non-economic damages you have already and will continue to incur as a result of your head injury.
2. Knee & Leg Injuries
Most people think of head, back, and neck injuries when it comes to motor vehicle collisions, but knee and leg injuries are incredibly common, as well. These kinds of injuries can range from broken bones to tears and dislocations. And, regardless of their extent, they will affect your mobility for at least several weeks while you heal.
3. Abdominal & Pelvic Injuries
Hip fractures and internal bleeding are common following blunt trauma. For example, people often sustain life-threatening injuries to their liver, spleen, and kidneys in side and front-impact collisions.
Car accidents can cause debilitating injuries, the symptoms of which are not always immediately apparent. That is why it is essential to seek medical attention following a collision, even if you feel fine. If you were injured in a crash that was not your fault, contact the Balderrama Law Firm to discuss your options for recovering compensation. The consultation is free. You can also learn more about the firm’s experience helping accident victims prove negligence by visiting their website. To schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney with the Balderrama Law Firm, call (575) 234-1111 today.