A Look at the Injuries Caused by 4 Types of Car Accidents


December 25, 2015

Car accident victims can suffer a variety of serious injuries. The type of accident can be a main determining factor in what injuries you may sustain. The Georgia car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have assisted car accident victims with all manner of injuries, from critical head injuries and spinal cord damage to less severe injuries, like whiplash and broken bones. We understand that any injury stemming from a car accident deserves just compensation from the negligent party responsible.

The following is a look at some common car accident types and the injuries they routinely inflict:

  1. Head-on Accidents: Head-on accidents are rare, but when they do occur, the results can be catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries associated with head-on accidents include traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries and paralysis. These conditions are common due to the immense force exerted on the body of car occupants when it comes to a sudden stop in a head-on accident. Head-on accident victims will need immediate medical care for their severe injuries.
  2. Intersection crashes: Intersection accidents can involve rear or side impact crashes which typically occur when traffic must cross paths. The most common injuries arising from intersection accidents include head and neck injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common neck injuries for intersection, and especially rear-end car accident victims, to experience. Strained muscles or even broken bones in serious crashes will also commonly result.
  3. Lane departure accidents: These accidents can include head-on accidents, but also involve a driver veering off the road and hitting objects like a tree or guardrail. Lane departure accidents are severe accidents which tend to lead to upper body injuries, as well as hip or leg fractures. Those involved in a lane departure accident should seek medical assistance right away.
  4. Rear-end Accidents: Whiplash is perhaps the most common injury to be sustained by rear-end accident victims. The back and forth motion of this type of crash will often result in sprains to the neck muscles, but can also impact the back and potentially the head. High speed rear-end accidents can result in spinal cord injuries and even broken bones.

No matter what type of car accident you have experienced, it is essential that you consult with a licensed car accident attorney as soon as possible. Even injuries that appear insignificant can result in considerable medical bills, time off work, and pain and suffering. Your car accident attorney will take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights and ensure you do not bear the burden of the accident alone.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Zealous Georgia Car Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the Georgia Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our dedicated law firm provides professional assistance to accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We have over 30 years of experience and strive to provide you with the exceptional representation you need to mount your strongest case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Source:

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-the-most-common-vehicle-accident-injuries.html

 

Category: Auto Accidents

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