Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries
When you incur injuries as the result of a car accident in Florida, you need guidance and legal support. Ligori & Ligori is a personal injury law firm known for compassion and professional representation for those in our communities who have been injured and are seeking assistance and compensation. Many auto accident injuries require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation that can cause financial hardship for the victims.
As experienced Tampa car crash injury lawyers, Ligori & Ligori sees many different types of auto accidents and resulting injuries each year. The most common Florida car accidents we see include:
- Rear-end collisions
- Left-turn accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Side-impact accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Single vehicle accidents
- Multiple vehicle accidents
As you can well imagine, the injuries from these accidents range from simple to catastrophic, especially when motorcycles or large commercial trucks are involved. The most common types of auto accident injuries we see include the following.
Whiplash involves muscle, ligament and tissue injuries in the neck that occur from the rapid back-and-forth movement of the head after an impact. This injury is sometimes hard to diagnose, can show up after the accident and may take a long time to heal.
Scrapes and Cuts
Scrapes and cuts can result from your body’s impact with interior surfaces of your car or by loose projectiles or flying debris from the accident. These can become infected if not treated promptly.
Sprains and Strains
Many car crashes can cause your hands, arms and ankles to sustain injuries, such as a sprain or strain from the impact of interior surfaces during an accident. While these are usually minor injuries, they do require treatment and time for healing.
Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries can have lasting effects that can range from sleep problems to functional issues and paralysis. Concussions are common in car crashes and can often be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Broken arms, legs, ankles, shoulders, ribs and shoulders can result from even light or moderate impact. The sudden and unnatural forces imposed on the body in car accidents are often more than a bone can withstand.
Internal Injuries / Bleeding
Many internal injuries and bleeding can occur even without outer, visible wounds. Internal bleeding and trauma can be especially dangerous if it’s not treated quickly after a crash. These injuries may not be immediately obvious, which is why everyone involved in a car crash should receive a medical examination.
Back / Spinal Injuries
Back injuries and damage to the spine are common in many car crashes. A herniated disc can easily occur from impact or traumatic jarring to the body. Some of these types of injuries can also lead to paralysis and other critical wounds.
Car Crash Injury Lawyer in Florida
Many of the injuries above can require extensive medical treatments and rehabilitation that are far in excess of standard auto insurance coverage. Without assistance, you could be left with heavy debt after suffering an accident. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to pursue compensation to cover these costs, as well as lost wages and other losses.
Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law is your community-focused car crash injury lawyers in Florida who can be trusted to answer our phones 24/7. We can begin fighting for your case as soon you contact us and begin investigating and gathering evidence for your case.
Contact us as soon as possible if you are in an auto accident, especially one with injuries. The consultation is free, and there is no obligation.