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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 65,539 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2013 with 89,270 people sustaining a serious injury. In Texas, we had 232,041 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013. With the annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas for 2013 reaching 240.447 billion miles traveled by Texas, auto injury from car accidents are not expected to substantially decrease anytime soon. Auto Injury Lawyer represents car accident injuries and services the Galveston, League City, Pearland, Texas City, Friendswood, Webster, and Alvin, TX areas. Call our attorney at 713-829-4317.
Common Car Accident Injuries
- Fractures of Bones- during the collision the force from the impact of a car or truck hitting your vehicle at a high rate of speed can cause bones to break. Common broken bones are arms, hands, and wrists. These are typically associated trying to shield or protect oneself from the accident. Many can also fracture the bone in their legs in several different locations. Fractures in the leg can causes severe pain and length recovery times. The leg bones are the larger of the bones in the human body can take long periods of time to heal. Other fractures include the clavicle, broken ribs and/or sternum injuries.
- Whiplash- following an accident many describe a pain in their neck. The neck might be sore and difficult or unable to be turned left and right. Whiplash is a common auto injury associated with a car accident and can occur to both drivers and passengers of motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash occurs by the neck being strained in the accident. Another way of thinking of whiplash is as a pulled muscle. The pulled muscle description of whiplash might be the better way to think of this injury. Hypothetically, if a rear impact collision occurred the force of the impact would come from the back of the vehicle. The vehicle would then start to move forward, then as the vehicle starts to move forward the car seats start to move forward, and then the driver or passenger’s body would also be pulled forward from the impact of the collision. While this series of events is occurring the driver or passenger’s body is suddenly jerked forward causing the neck and head to be pulled along with his or her body. Whiplash can occur from any direction and as best described as a pulled muscle.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries- following a severe car accident many drivers and passengers can sustain injuries that can severely impact and damage their brain. These brain injuries can cause permanent brain damage and have a debilitating impact on the individual as well as their loved ones. Some brain injuries from car accident can cause the individuals to become disabled or have a long term recovery period. Brain injuries can also occur in the form known as a concussion. Concussions normally result from receiving a hit to the head. After this brain injury occurs one might feel dizzy, have sensitivity to light, feel light headed, have trouble thinking, as well as other possible associations.
- Spinal Cord Injuries- these types of injuries can be extremely severe to minor depending on the impact of the car accident. In severe cases of spinal cord injuries it can lead to paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. These are injuries that occurred to the spinal cord and can lead to the driver or passenger unable to walk or move their arms and/or legs.
- Back Injury/ Neck Injury- these are probably the most common injuries associated with a car accident, truck accident, or 18 wheeler accident. Back and Neck injuries can be a strained muscle that occurs at either location which some refer to as soft tissue injuries. It can also include compression fractures or disc herniation (where the vertebrae in the neck or back become injured and out of place.) These injuries can have severe pain while trying to stand up, bend over, or use the body. Many can experience debilitating pain and can take time to recover from. Many with these types of injury visit a chiropractor to help their spinal alignment get corrected over a series of adjustments. Many chiropractor visits may be covered by your automotive insurance policy following an accident under a clause called “PIP” or personal injury protection.
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