Types of Car Accident Leg Injuries
All types of injuries occur in a car accident. If asked, most would identify head injuries, brain injuries, spinal injuries and whiplash as some of the most common types of car accident injuries – and they would be correct. One type that is not usually identified is leg injuries. Many types of impact in a car accident can cause severe injuries to the legs, due to their proximity in the lower area of the car.
In fact, leg injuries are among the five most common types of car accident injuries. Leg injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on the type of car accident and many other contributing factors.
- Cuts and Bruises – Contact with the bottom of the dashboard or lower door can cause cuts and bruises on the legs in almost any type of impact accident.
- Strains and Sprains – Many sudden impacts can cause sprained ankles or strained muscles and tendons in the leg or knee.
- Broken Bones – Again, forceful contact with the lower dash or door components can cause broken bones, especially of the car is partially crushed and car components are forced into the seat area.
- Hip Dislocations – Sudden, forceful impact from the front or side can cause a dislocation or breakage in the hip joint.
- Amputation – In severe circumstances, powerful crushing impact can actually amputate one or both legs in a catastrophic car accident.
In the event you are in a car accident and sustain a leg injury, it is best to remain in the vehicle if it is safe, and wait for emergency personnel. They can remove you from the vehicle using techniques that will keep your legs intact and prevent further injuries. Always try to stop any bleeding from the legs you can see, and remain as still as possible while waiting for help.
Help with Car Accident Leg Injury Compensation in Florida
Many leg injuries can be repaired with no lasting trauma; other injuries may require extensive and lengthy treatments and rehabilitation before you can regain free use of your legs. Some people sadly lose the use of their legs or even lose one or both limbs in Florida car accidents. Regardless of the severity of your leg injury, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries in a car accident.
Compensation from a car accident personal injury lawsuit can be especially useful to cover medical costs, lost wages while you recover, property damages and other losses you may incur because of the accident. If you are in a car accident in Florida and sustain a leg injury, contact Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We have four offices across Florida to serve you, and your initial consultation is free.