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Most Common Car Accident Injuries

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Author: C. Bennett Long, Esq., Mobile, Alabama

Arkansas Car Accident Lawyers Can Evaluate Your Case

A car wreck can happen at any moment and, in some cases, can result in serious injuries. In September 2018, three people were killed in three separate accidents in Arkansas that involved wet road conditions. Fox 16 stated, “According to Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Summaries, there have been at least 325 fatalities on Arkansas roads so far in 2018.”    

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a collision due to someone else’s negligent actions, our Arkansas car accident lawyers are here to help you through the challenging legal process.

At Niblock Law Firm, we know how life-altering a wreck can be for an individual and their family, and we know you may have numerous questions. We are willing to answer them. Don’t hesitate to contact our team to speak with an attorney who can fight and protect your legal rights.

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

The Association For Safe International Road Travel listed alarming statistics about accidents in our country:

  • Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year
  • Over 16,000 children under the age of 15 die each year.
  • Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad.
  • Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20.

Collisions happen for multiple reasons, and the type of accident you’re involved in can have a major impact on the injuries you may suffer.

Various Types Of Collisions

Types of accidents can include the following:

  • T-bone Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Head-on Collisions
  • Hit-and-Runs
  • Single-Vehicle Crashes
  • Lane Crossovers
  • Rear-End-Accidents

If you or someone you know have suffered injuries caused by an accident like the ones mentioned above, contact our law office today.

7 Things You Can Do After A Collision

Knowing how to proceed following an automobile accident can be confusing. Here are some tips you can follow if you’re in a wreck:

  1. Check to see if anyone is injured.
  2. Move over to safety if possible.
  3. Call emergency responders.
  4. Ask for the other driver’s contact information.
  5. Collect important evidence.
  6. Contact your insurance company.
  7. Call our Arkansas car accident lawyers.

These steps can help you in the future should you choose to file a compensation claim.

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6 Things You Should Not Do After An Accident

Listed below are things you should not do after an accident, especially if you plan to file a lawsuit.  

Leave The Scene Of The Accident

If you leave the scene of an accident, you could face charges.

Admit Fault

You should never admit fault. Allow the police officer to determine who is at fault for the accident.  

Fail To Contact The Police

If you don’t contact the police, a police report will not be filed, which can act as important evidence and help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Don’t Receive Medical Treatment

Even if you don’t experience immediate pain, it’s safer to seek medical attention so a professional can evaluate you. In some cases, people don’t see a doctor because they don’t feel pain at first, however, many people don’t experience any pain until several days after the accident. If you fail to see a doctor, it can be challenging to receive compensation for your injuries.

Don’t Inform Your Insurance Company

If the accident is not your fault, it is still important to inform your insurance company that you were in an accident.

Don’t Collect Evidence

Evidence can be a vital tool in building a strong injury case. Photos and video footage can help determine who is truly at fault. If you’re able, document the scene of the accident as thoroughly as possible.  

Our trusted and knowledgeable attorneys have the experience to help you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.   

 

Most Common Car Wreck Injuries

Injuries will vary case by case, but listed below are some common injuries that can occur:

Head Injuries

Head injuries are one of the most serious injuries you can suffer in an accident. Some of these injuries can include concussion, contusion, coup-contrecoup, and diffuse axonal.

Chest Injuries

If you experience any type of chest pain after a wreck, you may have suffered a serious injury. Chest injuries like bruised or fractured ribs, internal organ damage, and muscle strain are not uncommon.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The impact of a crash can do major damage to the spine. Spinal cord injuries such as quadriplegia, tetraplegia, and paraplegia can occur after a serious wreck.  

Fractures and Broken Bones

Broken bones are a common injury in vehicle crashes. The severity of the damage to your bones depends on the seriousness of the accident.  

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Special And General Damages

There are two types of damages that an injured victim can receive: special and general damages. They are also commonly known as non-economic and economic damages.

Special damages can cover medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and damaged property.

General damages, on the other hand, include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, physical impairment, and mental anguish. However, these are just some examples of the general damages you could receive.

In order to see what type of damages you are eligible to receive, it’s important to speak with one of our trusted attorneys to further discuss your options.

Contact A Personal Injury Attorney Today

Automobile accident cases can be overwhelming, especially if you try to handle it alone.

If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a negligent driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Call our office today at (479) 521-5510 or fill out our free case evaluation form.

About The Author

C. Bennett Long is a car accident lawyer in Mobile, Alabama and a managing attorney at Long & Long Attorneys at Law. Bennett is a graduate of both the University of Alabama and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He has been practicing personal injury law since 2005 and is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association.

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