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What Are The Worst Types of Injuries I Can Get From a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Serious injuries can drastically affect the injured victim’s life after a motor vehicle crash. But catastrophic injuries can impact an injured person’s life for a very long time or forever. In most cases, catastrophic injuries will hinder the injured victim’s ability to work and make a living, adding to the stress of treating the injuries and coming up with the money to pay for all the other accident-related losses.

Understanding the worst injuries you can sustain after a motor vehicle crash is crucial when pursuing financial compensation following the accident.

Burn Injuries

When people are ejected from the car and dragged on the street due to a car crash, or if the car catches on fire and someone gets trapped inside, they can suffer second to third-degree burns that can cause severe or permanent nerve damage. They’ll also be left with permanent disfigurement and scarring.

Traumatic Amputations

The impact of a car crash can result in a body part, like a leg, hand, or arm getting severed. In some cases, bones may be severely broken or crushed that the body part can’t be saved, and only amputation is possible. Losing a limb can leave injured people unable to work and will require extensive treatments and rehabilitation.

Traumatic Fractures

These typically require multiple surgical procedures to correct. Unfortunately, some people may never completely recover and will experience a lifetime of chronic pain, nerve damage, and limited mobility.

Internal Injuries

These include organ damage and internal bleeding, which are very common in devastating motor vehicle crashes. Internal injuries can be fatal and typically require surgery right away.

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)

When the spinal cord gets damaged, the person can sustain incomplete or complete paralysis that can cause permanent disability. SCIs are also associated with an increased risk of developing complications or secondary conditions, including urinary tract infections, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), osteoporosis, muscle spasms, respiratory problems, chronic pain, and bedsores.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Victims can sustain a brain hemorrhage, fractured skull, and other types of brain damage. These can result in permanent brain damage that will negatively impact how the victim thinks, moves, speaks, concentrates, reasons, etc. In some cases, severe TBIs can result in a coma and lifelong medical care.

Talk to a Skilled Brandon Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Today

When you or a family member have been severely injured in a motor vehicle crash, you’ll likely face extensive medical treatment, surgical interventions, rehabilitation, psychological counseling, physical therapy, and/or occupational therapy, among others, for years or the rest of your life. These can lead to mounting medical expenses, all while you lose time off work. It’s for these reasons that you must pursue proper compensation for your accident-associated losses.

The knowledgeable Brandon motor vehicle accidents lawyers of Carman, Bevington & Finegan, P.A., can work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve to help you overcome your financial burdens. To schedule a free evaluation of your case and explore your legal options, fill out our online form or call 813-654-3444 today.