Across the country, there are more than 3 million reports of car accident related injuries each year. These injuries vary greatly based on the circumstances of each accident, such as if the victims of the accident were wearing a seatbelt and the speed in which the vehicles were traveling at the time of the accident. Some injuries may resolve themselves without the need for medical intervention, while other more serious injuries may require medical attention and even physical therapy. Whatever type of injury you have suffered from in a car accident, you deserve the treatment you need to recover quickly. At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers in Houston, our team is dedicated to helping you resolve issues to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured due to reckless or negligent actions of another driver, contact us today!
As mentioned above, car accident injuries greatly depend on the circumstances of your accident. Some of the factors that matter the most include:
- Was the driver wearing a seat belt during the collision?
- Which direction was the driver’s vehicle hit? The rear, side, or front?
- Was the victim facing straight ahead in the seat? Or was the person’s head or body turned in a certain direction during impact?
- Was it a low-speed collision or a high-speed crash? Was one vehicle stationary?
- Did the vehicle’s airbags deploy?
In general, car accident related injuries typically are divided between two separate categories, impact injuries and penetrating injuries. Impact injuries are used to describe injuries that are the result of a driver or passenger’s body colliding with the interior of their vehicle. However, impact injuries can also be used to describe whiplash. Penetrating injuries are used to describe injuries such as cuts, scrapes, or stabs. If glass shatters leaving a victim with cuts, or glass that needs to be removed, this would be considered a penetrating injury.
Soft Tissue Injuries From Car Accidents
An injury that affects an individual’s soft tissue will disrupt the body’s connective tissue, this includes muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This is the most common type of car accident related injury we see. Among the most common soft tissue injuries, whiplash injuries tend to be the most frequent type we see. Injuries like this are the result of muscles and ligaments becoming too stretched due to a sudden motion. In addition to neck injuries, car accidents often cause mid-back and low-back muscle sprains, and sometimes cause more serious back injuries.
Scrapes and Cuts From Car Accidents
For victims of car accidents, one of the most common types of penetrating injuries is scrapes and cuts. This can come from loose objects in the vehicles such as phones, books, drinking glasses, or may even be the result of a high impact with an airbag, or shattered glass. These cuts and scrapes may be minor, or may be severe enough to require medical attention. Make sure you are completely stable and not in need of medical attention before returning home.
Head Injuries From Car Accidents
Unfortunately, another common type of car accident related injury is head injuries. These injuries can vary greatly, again from minor scrapes, to major impacts. If you have suffered a head injury from a car accident you need to seek medical attention. You may be unaware of how severe the injury you have suffered is and will need to be checked out by a physician in order to avoid further trauma.
Car Accident Help for Spanish Speakers in Houston
At the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers, we fight for justice in your case! Our team refuses to let a language barrier affect your right to getting a fair insurance settlement in Houston. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident and is in need of Spanish-speaking legal advice, our team is here for you. We make it simple for those who have been injured in car accidents to navigate the legal system in order to get the results they need to continue on in their lives. Schedule your no-obligation car accident consultation with Attorney Caruthers today. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are being met and that you are getting the treatment you deserve in your car accident case. Don’t hesitate, the sooner you call the more we can do to help your case!