According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 36,560 deaths on United States roads in 2018. These numbers don’t account for the hundreds of thousands that suffer severe injuries each year, as well.
Car accidents often result in some of the most catastrophic injuries. You should recognize how these injuries occur and your legal options if you suffer harm due to negligence.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries often occur in car accidents because the impact forces you to move around throughout the cabin of your vehicle. Your head can hit the frame of the car, the dashboard, the steering wheel, or even just jolt back and forth.
Any trauma to your head, skull, or brain can cause significant harm. Even concussions arise when your brain rattles around inside your skull. This trauma can also cause hemorrhaging (brain bleeds) and bruising to your brain tissue.
Spinal Cord Injuries
When you suffer whiplash, it can cause damage to the nerves in your neck and spine. You may also experience partial tearing or detachment of your spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may suffer paralysis.
Spinal cord injuries often come with some of the most expensive lifetime costs for medical care, specialized equipment, and more.
Cars are full of gas and various oils that can quickly become flammable when sparks fly in an accident. Even worse, the very seat belts you trust to protect you can lock, keeping you from getting out of your vehicle after a crash. This situation may cause you to suffer significant burn injuries as a result.
You should know that if you suffer a catastrophic injury due to someone’s negligence in a car accident, you have specific rights to take legal action. You may hold the responsible party accountable for your damages.
Our Jackson car accident attorneys at Williams Newman Williams are ready to work hard to help you secure the compensation you need. We’ll build a strong case on your behalf to obtain the justice you deserve.
Call our firm at (601) 228-6722 today, and speak with us regarding your ability to file a claim or potential lawsuit following a negligence-related crash.