According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, approximately 38,680 died after car accidents in 2020. The Insurance Information Institute (III) also indicates that two million Americans sustained car accident-related injuries in the same year.
Contact an experienced car accident lawyer from Robert J. DeBry & Associates to help you explore your legal options if you were involved in a car accident.
The Most Common Car Accidents Related Injuries
Whether you are a pedestrian, vehicle occupant, pedal cyclist, or car driver, you may sustain injuries ranging from minor to fatal.
Below are the most common injuries that may occur as a result of a car accident:
1. Body Scrapes and Cuts
Loose objects in your car can quickly become flying hazards during an impact accident. Besides, car parts such as broken glasses can also cause scrapes and cuts. Such injuries are visible by torn or scraped skin.
2. Head Injuries
Fatal car accidents result in head injuries. Victims may also suffer bruises and lacerations for minor crashes. Car occupants often hit their heads against the side window or windshield. Common head injury symptoms include dizziness, bleeding, and blurred vision.
3. Chest Injuries
It is common for car accident victims to sustain chest injuries after car head-on collisions. Such injuries result in minor bruises, medium contusion, or seriously broken ribs.
4. Arm and Leg Injuries
Besides the common leg bruises, involuntary movement of arms and legs can lead to loss of limbs and fractured bones.
5. Neck injuries and whiplash
A car accident can also result in soft tissue injuries. Accidents that occur vehicles collide at as low as 15 mph can result in whiplash. Such injuries affect tendons, ligaments, and weak muscles.
Why You Need a Robert J. DeBry & Associates Car Accident Lawyer
Contact an experienced car accident lawyer from Robert J. DeBry & Associates to evaluate your case as soon as possible. Our car accident attorneys may help you take the necessary legal steps to receive compensation for your car repair, medical expenses, and lost wages. Contact our team of experts today at (801) 699-9999 or fill out a free assessment form.