The impact of a serious car accident stretches into every aspect of a victim’s life. Sustaining a major injury can adversely affect a person’s long-term physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. Roughly 2.36 million people are injured and over 30,000 people die in car crashes each year, according to 2012 reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Many of the injuries are minor, such as sprains and strains, bruising, and minor lacerations. Unfortunately though, the injuries are often major or catastrophic.
Common Types of Injuries
David Bressman Law routinely handles car accident cases, covering both moderate and serious incidents. Some of the most common types of severe injuries are listed below.
- Head and brain trauma: Cracked skulls, massive facial injuries, brain contusions, concussions, long-term traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries: Whiplash and whiplash disorder, vertebrae fractures, spinal disc injuries, torn ligaments
- Spinal cord injuries: Varying degrees of spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
- Amputations: Crushed limbs often result in amputation, or the limb may be severed in the accident
- Internal organ damage: Crushing and puncture injuries can cause internal organ damage and bleeding, as can the force and impact of a high intensity accident
Considering the Costs of Treatment and Other Damages
Any type of a major injury – even lesser injuries – can result in thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Victims with serious injuries will also have lengthy recovery times or sustain permanent disability, and the loss of income or the entire loss of a career can have massive financial ramifications.
If you or your loved one has suffered a major injury in a car accident, have you considered all your options at obtaining funds to afford the treatments you need and stay afloat financially? You may be able to use your own disability insurance or health insurance plan for your immediate needs. There may be community or church resources that can assist you, or even public assistance programs if available.
Of course, you can also recover many of your damages in a car accident claim or by filing a lawsuit if the other party was responsible for the accident. You can even file an injury claim on behalf of your child after an accident. If you are eligible to file a suit, you may be able to recover the full extent of both your economic and non-economic damages. To discuss your legal options, you are welcomed to contact our car accident lawyer in Ohio at Bressman Law: (614) 538-1116.