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Common Injuries Suffered In Car Accidents

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Campbell County injury lawyers

Here in the state of Tennessee, car accidents are common statewide. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, approximately 500,000 car accidents occurred in Tennessee throughout 2016. In many of these collisions, a serious injury occurred. 

After a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, it is common to feel helpless when you suffer a severe injury. It is important to act quickly in the aftermath of an accident. If you or a member of your family are injured in a motor vehicle collision, seek skilled legal guidance immediately. 

Car Accident Injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6.5 million car accidents occurred in 2017. In over 30 percent of those motor vehicle collisions, an occupant suffered a significant injury. Listed below are some of the most common injuries that can occur in a car accident. 

Broken Bones

Due to the sheer impact of motor vehicle collisions, bone breaks and fractures occur quite often in crashes. Tibia and fibula breaks can occur if a person’s legs are crushed in the collision. Arm breaks are common, especially in instances in which a person attempts to brace themselves for the impact. Some of the most dangerous bone breaks are broken ribs. Passengers can suffer rib fractures or breaks due to the impact of a seatbelt or an airbag. In some cases, broken ribs can result in dangerous internal bleeding or punctured lungs. 

Brain Trauma

Approximately 20 percent of all traumatic brain injuries occur in car crashes. Drivers can experience brain trauma due to the impact of their head hitting the steering wheel. If a passenger is not buckled in, the likelihood of severe brain trauma is substantially higher. 

Spinal Cord Injury

Injuries to the spine can occur in even minor car crashes. Whiplash injuries are incredibly common in rear-end collisions. These injuries can impact a person’s mobility and come with chronic pain. Serious spinal injuries can result in permanent paralysis. 

Contact a Jacksboro, TN Car Accident Lawyer 

At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we fully understand the emotional impact of a car accident, as many motor vehicle collisions result in severe injuries. If you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another driver, you deserve compensation for all injuries suffered. We will fight for the financial award you need to guarantee a healthy financial future for your family. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Campbell County personal injury attorney, call us today at 423-449-7980. 

Sources:

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/Injuries.pdf

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812696

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html

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