What Are The Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

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It can be expensive to treat car accident injuries and recovering from them can take a long time, making it hard to work and provide for your family. If you were injured in a crash and believe that someone else was to blame, you should think about filing a personal injury claim and holding them accountable. A Prince George’s County car accident lawyer can help you build your case.

What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?

Crashes can cause many types of injuries. Some car accident injuries that we see often include:

  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries, like whiplash
  • Burns
  • Nerve and joint damage
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Bruised or broken ribs
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of a body part or function
  • Injuries resulting in disabilities

Some accident victims also end up with mental health issues, like PTSD, after an accident.

Can I Sue For Medical Expenses and Lost Wages?

If you believe that someone else was responsible for your injuries and your own insurance coverage cannot cover all of your expenses, you can sue for damages. Most compensation offers are meant to make up for medical expenses and any wages a victim loses while they are recovering from car accident injuries and unable to work. A fair offer will also address the psychological toll an accident can take on someone though. This is why it is not uncommon for a victim to pursue damages for pain and suffering as well.

What Can I Do If My Car Accident Injuries Cause Lasting Issues?

Unfortunately, some car accident injuries can continue to affect you long after a crash has occurred and a case has been settled. If it looks like you could have lasting health problems due to a crash, your compensation should also help with future medical expenses. Expert witnesses and medical professionals can testify about your prognosis and what kind of care you’ll need in the future.

Your injuries could also affect your ability to work or take part in hobbies you once enjoyed. If your injuries limit your movement or cause chronic pain, we can help you fight for compensation that helps make up for your loss of enjoyment and loss of earning capacity as well.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when you make a personal injury claim. Proving negligence and building a case against someone else is difficult work though, especially when you are recovering from car accident injuries. A lawyer from our firm can handle every aspect of your case, from filing your claim before the statute of limitations expires to representing you in court if needed. You should at least meet with our team to learn more about what we can do for you.

Schedule a Consultation Today

We are ready to advocate for you and fight for the compensation that you deserve. So contact McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, L.L.P. to schedule a consultation with our team. We would be happy to take a closer look at your case.

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