Each year in California thousands of car accidents occur. Most of these accidents are so-called “fender benders,” in which minor damage to vehicles occurs but, fortunately, no injuries are involved. However, we all know that car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in America. Hundreds of people suffer life-altering injuries in car accidents across the country on a daily basis. So, what are the most common injuries in car accidents?
Well, broken bones are quite common, particularly in the areas of the arms, hands and feet for drivers and passengers. Soft tissue injuries are common as well, such as torn ligaments. These types of injuries may seem like they will only be temporary health conditions for injured victims, but healing can take weeks, or even months.
More serious injuries are common in car accidents as well, unfortunately. Neck injuries, including “whiplash,” can cause pain to linger long after the car accident occurs. Head and back injuries can be among the most severe injuries, including brain or spinal cord injuries. With these types of injuries, victims oftentimes never will recover to “normal.”
Taking action after a car accident
When California residents are injured in car accidents that were caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, they may have legal options to consider. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit may result in an award of financial compensation that can be used to cover the sudden and pricey medical bills that usually pop up in the aftermath of a car accident. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help injured victims who find themselves in this type of situation, please contact us and visit the car accident overview section of our website.