Car crash injuries range in severity from mild abrasions and burns to amputations and decapitations. The actual injuries you experience depend on the nature of the accident, whether you and your passengers wore seatbelts, the speed of the vehicles, and the auto models involved. However, trauma, bruises, and increased feelings of anxiety are very common, even in fairly small car accidents.
Possible Car Crash Injuries
There are many different types of car crash injuries that you can suffer. It is possible to experience a single type of injury or suffer from several conditions concurrently as a result of your accident. Car crash injuries that can occur include:
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Internal bleeding.
- Skull fractures.
- Herniated disks.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Broken bones.
- Traumatic cardiac arrest.
- Torn ligaments.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This is only a shortlist of common injuries you can get from a car crash. Other types of injuries are possible, including dozens of variations of these injury types. You can seek compensation for any type of motor vehicle accident injury, even if it is not specifically identified on this list.
Some serious car crash injuries may not be immediately obvious to the victims. It is critical to go to the hospital to seek immediate medical attention after an auto accident, even if it feels like your injuries are minor. Your doctor may request sonograms, CT scans, blood work, or MRIs to thoroughly assess your condition. Going to the doctor will help tie your injuries to the crash.
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Car Crash Injury Expenses
Car crash injuries can be very expensive to manage. Some expenses are easy to expect after an accident, such as the need to replace totaled cars. However, other bills may sneak up on you unexpectedly, including:
- Hospital bills.
- Ongoing medical expenses.
- Non-covered medical treatment.
- Lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Mobility aids.
In addition to these more common car crash expenses, it is possible to incur other bills related to your accident and your long-term care needs. Most auto insurance companies offer smaller settlements first to see if you will accept the lesser amount. The settlement amount will likely be less than you need to pay all of the expenses related to your car crash injury.
Working with an auto accident attorney can make the process of recovering compensation for your injuries easier. It takes time to properly recover from your injuries. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can enable you to focus on your recovery instead of the complex legal process.
You may experience long-term impacts from your car accident that go beyond the initial trip to the hospital. This includes the need for ongoing medical treatment, therapy, mobility devices, lost employment or wages, trauma, and other costly expenses not covered by your auto insurance provider.
Even if you have full coverage, there are expenses that will not be covered by your policy. Working with a personal injury lawyer to assess possible liability for your car crash can give you an idea of what kind of compensation you could potentially recover by pursuing legal action.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC to Discuss Your Car Crash Injuries
If you were involved in a car crash and need help to recover the compensation you are entitled to for reimbursing medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and ongoing medical needs, it might be time to consider hiring an auto accident attorney to help with your possible legal case. We can help you to make the decision of whether to pursue legal action, collect evidence to support your claims, and represent you in court.
To discuss the specifics of your auto accident injuries, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-598-7557 to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. The sooner that you make the decision to speak with a lawyer, the sooner we can start providing you extra support to overcome your injuries. You do not need to try to recover from car accident injuries alone.
We handle cases on a contingency basis which means you pay us nothing unless and until you recover compensation. When you work with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, there is no risk to you.