As per stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 38,600 people died in car accidents, higher than those in 2019. The increase in traffic fatalities occurred despite lockdowns that were in place to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. This goes to show that no one is safe.
Common Personal Injuries You Can Get In a Car Accident
Some of the common car accident injuries Atlanta personal injury lawyers can get you compensated for include the following:
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries occur in connective tissue such as tendons, muscles, and ligaments and take on several forms. Whiplash is the most common one you can get from a collision with another vehicle. It occurs if the head and neck whip from side to side violently during it. The same force can also cause a back sprain.
Cuts and Scrapes
Any loose objects can become high-speed projectiles in a violent car accident. This can include cell phones, loose change, books, purses, wallets, and even your GPS. If any of these items hit your body at high speed, you can get deep cuts and scrapes. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may require stitches. Airbags can also cause these injuries as they deploy during a collision.
Head injuries can range from minor to severe depending on the extent of the car accident. An unexpected stop or change in direction can make your head strike the dashboard or the window, leading to a concussion. Passengers who fly out the windshield during a head-on collision can suffer traumatic brain injuries. Burst blood vessels can remain undetectable for days while they do more damage. Most of these injuries can cause lasting brain damage that can cripple you.
A high-speed car accident can make bones break all over your body, depending on the type of collision you are in. Your arm can be pinned under your body and fracture. Your foot may bend in ways it’s not made to mend and break. Even your seatbelt can make ribs crack when you strain against them violently during a car accident.
While broken bones are rarely life-threatening, they can cause chronic pain and prevent you from leading a fulfilling quality of life. If you require surgery, it may take you months or even years to fully recover from your predicament.
Contact Shani O.Brooks for a Legal Consultation
Whether you are in a car accident or were run over by one, contact Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Shani O. Brooks P.C. Attorneys at Law. We can ensure you get full and fair compensation for damages and injuries you sustained in the accident, even if the insurance company denies your claim.
We are not afraid to go up against them and ensure your rights are protected. Get in touch with us for a consultation today before it is too late. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a fully confidential and thorough meeting where we will discuss the options you have at your disposal.