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What Are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

Car accidents can result in severe injuries for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. These injuries often come with significant medical complications, requiring expensive and ongoing treatments. The most common severe car accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): This injury occurs when the head experiences a sudden jolt or blow during an accident. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the brain.
  • Spinal cord injury: Damage to the spinal cord due to the impact of an auto collision can lead to partial or complete paralysis.
  • Broken bones: The impact from car crashes often causes broken bones. The excessive force exerted against the skeleton, such as from airbags or hard surfaces like dashboard components, can result in fractures.
  • Soft tissue damage: Whiplash is a common injury that happens when the neck snaps forward rapidly during an accident. It often leads to muscle sprains/strains, herniated discs, torn ligaments, and other tears in the musculoskeletal system.
  • Internal bleeding/organ damage: The impact forces experienced during collisions can disrupt internal organs, causing bruising or lacerations within the body cavity. Without prompt medical intervention, these injuries can be life-threatening.

By being aware of these common car accident injuries, individuals can better understand the potential risks associated with such incidents. It is crucial to prioritize safety measures and seek medical attention promptly if an accident occurs.

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Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen due to a number of reasons, including driver negligence, bad weather conditions, mechanical faults, and other hazardous road conditions. The most common causes of automotive accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: Distraction is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. Drivers who are texting, talking on their phones, or checking social media while behind the wheel are more likely to be involved in a crash than those who are paying full attention to their surroundings.
  • Drunk driving: Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the main leading causes of fatal car crashes in the U.S. Every day, 37 people die as a result of drunk-driving-related collisions; this equates to about one death every 39 minutes (NHTSA).
  • Speeding: Speed is another major factor that contributes to car crashes and fatalities on our roads. Excessive speed makes it difficult for drivers to react quickly to any sudden changes in traffic flow or road conditions; it also increases the risk of losing control of your vehicle due to oversteering or skidding off the road unexpectedly.
  • Poor visibility: Poor visibility caused by bad weather or fog can make it difficult for drivers to see other vehicles or pedestrians on the road; this can lead to serious accidents involving multiple cars and/or pedestrians.
  • Reckless driving: Reckless driving behaviors such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic lanes, running red lights or stop signs, failing to yield right-of-way at intersections, and making illegal turns can all increase the likelihood of an accident occurring due to driver negligence and recklessness on the part of another motorist on the roadway.

Contact our Horry County automobile accident attorney if you suffered an injury due to the negligence described above. Our number is (843) 202-4776.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for Auto Accident Claims

Car accident claims can be frustrating and complicated for many reasons. You will have to prove the negligence or wrongdoing of the other party. You will also likely have to deal with that party’s insurer; these are often large corporations with their own legal staff whose sole purpose is to limit their payouts in liability claims. Engaging in various tactics to achieve this by them is common, such as offering you lowball settlements far below the real value of your claim after which you must sign away your rights to any further compensation.

When you come to our firm, we won’t let that happen. Insurers will have to deal with us once we are retained. We start by gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses, and examining police reports following the accident. We then use all information to build the strongest claim possible after which we engage in tough negotiations with the insurance companies on your behalf.

Jeff is highly knowledgeable about the state laws and legal practices and nuances surrounding accident claims; this professionalism allows us to better form your case. We also have access to vital resources, such as medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and more, who can provide evidence related to the event and the injuries you sustained during it. 

All of this intensive preparation is designed to fully support your right to full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income or wages, vehicle damage or total loss, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and any other damages related to your case. With our firm in your corner, your chances of a favorable result are greatly increased. Insurance companies know they cannot take advantage of experienced litigators and are much more amendable to settle fairly outside of court. 

Ready to let us fight for your best interests? Call us at (843) 202-4776 today. 

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