Nearly all of us have been or will be involved in an automobile accident at some point in our lives. In many cases, injuries arise from these accidents. If another person caused the accident and you were injured, that person should compensate you for the injuries you suffered. An experienced Clark County auto accident attorney can help get the compensation you are owed.
Types of Injuries in Automobile Accidents
I represent those injured in automobile accidents as well as accidents which occur to pedestrians and other vehicles, such as a truck or bicycle. As a result of these accidents, you may suffer from various injuries, including the following.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are caused by trauma to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. They are typically the result of unexpected, sudden, or uncontrolled movements commonly associated with vehicle accidents. Symptoms such as deep bruising, tenderness, or chronic pain may result.
Back injuries are incredibly common in automobile accidents. The impact and force of two vehicles colliding is carried into your body during an accident. You may experience compression of your spinal column, lumbar sprains, spinal stenosis, or any number of other injuries. Back injuries may also include severe bruising and long-term pain.
A permanent disability is one that will be with you throughout your life, stopping you from doing the things you love forever. A person involved in an accident may lose a limb, use of a limb, or other part of their body, or even develop a mental disability. You may be entitled to substantial compensation as a result of such an injury.
You cannot control the actions of others when they operate their vehicle. Sadly, many people lose their lives as a result of such accidents. If a loved one has lost their life as the result of another person's negligence, you may pursue them for a claim of wrongful death.
Damage to the inside of the body can range from minor to severe, but when it impacts your vital organs your health can be greatly affected. Internal bleeding, heart damage, damage to the liver, or aneurysms may result from an automobile impact.
Especially in cases of rear-end collision, whiplash occurs as a result of the neck and head being suddenly forced backward and then forward. This puts severe strain on the cervical spine and can result in intense and often long-lasting pain.
A severe accident may result in the permanent loss of sensation and movement in a limb, hemisphere of the body, or even total loss of motor function. Paralysis may be temporary or permanent, but in either case it is a significant injury for any person to bear.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury typically results from a violent blow to the head or body, causing damage to a person's brain. Objects which penetrate the brain or sufficient force which bruises or tears the tissues of the brain can result in a wide range of symptoms.
Broken bones are common in vehicle accidents. Broken ribs, fingers, or fractures to the face may result from even a minor accident. Multiple broken bones can result in long-term hospitalization and steep medical bills.
Consult with an Attorney
If you have been the victim of another person's negligence, and have suffered injuries from an accident, you are entitled to compensation such as medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and pain and suffering. You need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and the compensation to which you are entitled. I represent clients in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, and the rest of Clark County. Contact the Posner Law Office, P.C. today for a free consultation.