Common Fractures & Muscle Strains Caused by Car Accidents
Over 81,000 people received injuries in Louisiana car crashes last year, according to Louisiana State University’s Highway Research Group. At Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, our Louisiana car accident lawyers understand that injuries can sometimes have a long-term impact on victims’ physical and emotional well-being, as well as their ability to earn a living and enjoy a pain-free life. If an accident can crumble metal and destroy cars, it isn’t hard to imagine what it can do to drivers and passengers.
Sometimes the severity of an injury isn’t immediately apparent when an accident first occurs, but after the adrenaline wears off, you may feel even worse than you did right after the accident.
Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Most common injuries caused by car accidents:
Whiplash: This injury occurs when your neck and head are suddenly jerked forward or back, and ligaments as well as your spinal cord can be injured. You can suffer from a wide variety of symptoms, including shoulder, back, or neck pain, dizziness, or tingling arms.
Cuts and abrasions:Cuts and abrasions can result from shattered glass, flying debris, and impacts to your body. They can range from relatively minor injuries to those that are quite serious and cause heavy bleeding. You may need stitches or even surgery as a result.
Strains and pulls: Car crashes can throw every part of your body around or even eject you from your car. Muscles can easily strain or pull, which can limit your mobility and result in chronic pain.
Ruptured diaphragm: A ruptured diaphragm can cause your breathing to become labored.
Organ damage: Organs, including your kidneys, liver, and spleen, are vulnerable to injury in a vehicle accident.
Brain or head trauma: The symptoms of a concussion can hide, and they can occur sometimes occur after seemingly minor bumps on the head. This can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and memory problems, as well as other issues that can sometimes be long-lasting.
Spinal cord damage: Herniated or bulging discs or other spinal cord injuries can cause long-term, debilitating pain that can require surgery. It can result in infection, ongoing muscle spasms, and even paralysis.
Getting help from a Louisiana car accidents lawyer
Injuries can have a huge impact on your quality of life and finances. Also, the at-fault driver’s insurance company probably won’t want to give you enough to compensate for your injuries. Our firm will represent your interests. We will also advise you on the merits of settling, negotiating, or going to court.
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, contact a Louisiana car accident lawyer at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys at (504) 345-1111. We offer free consultations, and you won’t have to pay a fee unless you win your case. Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you can reach us 24/7 by phone. You can also use our convenient LiveChat feature online to contact us.