If you have been in a car accident and believe that the other driver was at fault, you may be wondering if you can sue for injuries that you received in the collision. The best way to find out whether you have a case is to schedule a free consultation with an attorney and discuss the matter with them, but you may first wish to understand what the most common injuries are that victims suffer in car accidents. The following injuries are ones that individuals typically sustain when they have been in an accident.
- Internal bleeding. These injuries can be very serious and even life-threatening. When you are in a crash, especially at a higher speed, there are actually three collisions – your vehicle hitting another car or object, your body hitting the seatbelt or interior of the car, and then your delicate organs colliding with the inside of your body or skull. This final collision is the one that causes internal bleeding.
- Broken bones. When you are involved in a collision, your skeletal system is often subjected to stress that it can’t handle, and ribs, arms, legs, and various other bones get broken. Luckily, these injuries are not typically lethal, and they heal with time, although they may require surgery and rehabilitation.
- When your car is moving at a certain speed, your body is also moving at that speed. When the car comes to a sudden stop in a crash, your body continues moving at that speed until it hits the interior of the car or a seatbelt or airbag. If you feel discomfort or pain in your neck or back after an accident, you may have whiplash.
If you have been in a car accident and need the advice of a reputable attorney to determine your course of action, call Shlesinger & deVilleneuve today. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, so visit our website or call us directly at (541) 485-8411.