The types of injuries that can result from an automobile accident can range from minor injuries such as bruises and cuts, to severe injuries that affect a person’s entire future, such as a traumatic brain injury.
If you are concerned about how your family will cope with life after a catastrophic automobile injury, please let us help. The auto injury attorneys at Abramson & O’Connell, LLC have several decades of combined experience in this field.
Back, Neck and Head Injuries
Injuries to the back, neck and head are the most commonly reported serious motor vehicle accident injuries. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can also be the most problematic, even leading to the need for a lifetime of special medical care.
One of the most severe types of back injuries resulting from car crashes is a spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can leave a victim dealing with complete paralysis or life in wheelchair. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association reports that nearly 45 percent of all traumatic spinal injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents.
Skull fractures and brain bruising are two types of head injuries related to serious car accidents. Severe cosmetic facial damage is also a possibility. But the most serious head injury in this category is traumatic brain injury, or TBI. This type of injury happens when an external impact leads to permanent brain damage, which is often the case in head-on collisions and roll-over accidents.
Internal Organ and Limb Injuries
Internal organ damage can occur from any type of extreme force in an auto accident, such as when a victim is thrown from the vehicle or a part of the motor vehicle crushes into the victim.
Organs that can be affected in serious car accidents include the bowel, lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen and liver.
Limb fractures are always a possibility in a major accident, and when a bone is crushed or completely shattered, recovery can take years and result in a lifetime of disability. Experts in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine are often needed in such cases to explain the seriousness of the injury and why there is a need for ongoing care.
Burn injuries are some of the most painful types of accident injuries a victim can suffer. The aftermath of a burn injury can mean years of surgical reconstruction and treatment. Severe burns can affect the body’s other vital systems and can lead to organ failure and loss of movement in the limbs.
Are you or someone you love the victim of a serious automobile accident? Our experienced team of accident attorneys can provide the advice you need to get the compensation you deserve. In Ohio, please contact the auto injury lawyers at Abramson & O’Connell, LLC.