Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys for Naples Residents
At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyers have assisted many car accident victims with bringing claims against drivers responsible for harming them. We have handled a wide variety of case types and are familiar with the spectrum of injuries that victims may suffer in a crash. Although some injuries are immediately apparent, such as broken bones or burns, other, less visible injuries like brain trauma may be at least as devastating and are just as important to diagnose. A catastrophic injury unfortunately may have permanent consequences for a victim and their family. Our Naples car accident lawyers are ready to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Common Injuries Arising from Car Accidents
Almost any type of injury may result from a motor vehicle collision. This is especially true for accidents that happen on the freeway at high speeds, or when a heavy truck or an exposed motorcyclist is involved. Some of the most common injuries, however, involve the head and neck. These are often particularly concerning because they may cause long-lasting or even permanent cognitive disabilities. Also, a blow to the spinal cord may result in paralysis. For people who work in very physical jobs, such as construction workers or postal workers, this may be devastating.
Neck and chest injuries are also common, with one of the most widespread examples being whiplash. In a sudden collision, a driver may be thrust into the steering wheel, while passengers may collide with the car’s infrastructure, causing severe bruising and fractures. Other common injuries include back injuries like herniated discs or other spinal damage.
A car accident victim may bring a negligence claim to seek compensation for their injuries. This involves four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Duty means showing that the defendant owed you an obligation to take a certain level of care. It is widely accepted that drivers must operate their vehicles with at least as much caution as a reasonable person would use in a similar situation. Examples of breaching this standard include texting or other forms of distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, or failing to yield the right of way. The plaintiff also must prove that the accident was a reasonably foreseeable result of the defendant’s careless actions. It must not have been something that resulted from the carelessness of another party or something that would have been likely to happen even if the defendant had complied with all applicable traffic laws and otherwise exercised the appropriate care.
Damages available in personal injury claims arising from car accidents may span a broad range of items. Some typical examples include lost income, the costs of past and future medical treatment, pain and suffering, and lost enjoyment of life.
Consult a Dedicated Car Accident Lawyer in Naples or the Surrounding Areas
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motor vehicle collision, you may be entitled to compensation. The Naples car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam Baron have represented victims in many areas of South Florida, including Coral Springs, Tamarac, Fort Myers, North Miami Beach, and other cities in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. We understand the wide variety of injuries that may affect a victim and are prepared to help you fight for the compensation that you need. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at one of our three Florida locations: Broward County at (954) 716-8976, Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511. After a serious accident, it is important to consult a personal injury attorney without delay.