Common Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents
Despite being a large part of most Americans’ daily routine, driving is an extremely hazardous activity. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, and nearly everyone will experience the effects of a serious car accident—whether their own or of a family member or friend—at some point in their life.
While some people can walk away from a serious car accident with nothing more than a few bumps and bruises, many are not so lucky. At the Pohl & Berk, LLP, we understand the physical, mental, and financial toll that a car accident can have on someone. Acquiring financial compensation can be extremely valuable in making the aftermath of a serious car accident much easier to manage. Car accident attorneys like those at the Pohl & Berk, LLP can help you evaluate your accident and may be able to assist you or a loved one in pursuing financial compensation.
Frequently Reported Injuries
Because car accidents can vary in impact, speed, location, and numerous other factors, many different types of injuries can occur:
- Head injuries, mainly concussions, which are often a result of a victim hitting his/her head on the steering wheel, making strong impact with airbag, or making impact with a window.
- Neck injuries are also very common, especially in high-impact accidents that cause the driver’s neck to suddenly and forcefully move in a back-and-forth motion, resulting in whiplash.
- Burns are a painful and very severe injury that can result from an impact that ruptures the fuel tank of one or both of the cars.
- Broken bones, especially in the wrist and the ribs, are very common in vehicular impacts due to the higher vulnerability of the upper body.
Although by no means an exhaustive list, these injuries are a sampler of the most frequent injuries that can have long-term effects and result in large medical bills. Victims of car accidents may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for injuries such as these.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Tennessee
If you or someone you love has sustained one or multiple serious injuries as a result of a negligent or careless driver, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our team at the Pohl & Berk, LLP can consult with you to evaluate your claim and determine what further action you can take. Call our Tennessee offices today at 615-277-2765 to schedule a consultation and explore your legal options.