More than six million motor vehicle accidents occur in Alabama and throughout the United States annually. Many result in significant injury to drivers and passengers. These injuries commonly fall into severe general types, some of which are complex and require extensive surgery and rehabilitation.
What are the most common injuries resulting from accidents?
The force of impact combined with bodies that remain in motion when motor vehicle accidents occur often result in injuries that include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) involving the head, brain and neck
- Broken bones that require stabilization
- Soft tissue injuries, like bruising
- Burns and cuts causing disfigurement
- Injuries to the teeth and mouth
- Knee injuries from head-on collisions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries to organs resulting in internal bleeding
Surgery and other procedures
Many accident victims often sustain internal bleeding, which often requires immediate surgery. Surgery is also often required for severe trauma to the head and spinal column to relieve the pressure and swelling involved.
Injuries to the face and mouth sometimes require stabilization treatment, then dental restoration or plastic surgery at a future date. Head-on collisions can cause various leg injuries, sometimes necessitating total knee replacement and physical therapy to facilitate recovery and movement.
Dealing with the high cost of post-accident surgeries
Multiple injuries from car and truck accidents often mandate extended hospital stays followed by rehabilitation which can last months or even years. When these situations occur, medical bills quickly skyrocket. Additionally, victims cannot work because of their injuries, resulting in financial hardship.
If you or a loved one have sustained multiple severe injuries in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of other drivers, you can pursue the compensation you need today and in the future.
However, negotiating with an insurance company on your own is not advised. Getting the help of a personal injury attorney who knows the law and your rights can ensure you receive maximum compensation for everything associated with your injury.