What Are The Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

Many car crashes cause serious injuries. If you believe that someone else is responsible for your car accident injuries, they need to be held accountable for their actions. Our Washington, D.C. car accident lawyers can help you explore your legal options and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

What Kinds of Car Accident Injuries Are Common?

Car accident injuries can range in severity. Some can be recovered from in a few weeks or months, while others can affect a victim for the rest of their life. Injuries we see often include:

  • Broken bones
  • Organ damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Loss of limb or function
  • Whiplash
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

Some victims also suffer from mental health problems after an accident, like anxiety or PTSD.

What Should I Do After Getting Hurt in a Car Accident?

After you get hurt in an accident, you need to begin building a case. You should:

  • Take pictures of the accident scene
  • Call the police to the accident scene so that they can make a report
  • Get contact info from any witnesses to the crash
  • Avoid saying anything that would admit wrongdoing or fault
  • Get medical care as soon as possible
  • Keep a journal about your recovery

This last step can help you convey what kind of pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your car accident injuries.

Can I Sue For Damages Due to Car Accident Injuries?

Yes you can. If you believe that someone else is to blame for your car accident injuries, they should be held accountable. You can ask for compensation that covers expenses like medical care and your lost wages. You can also be compensated for pain and suffering, psychological trauma, and other things that can be a bit harder to quantify.

An insurer might send you a settlement offer right after an accident. They may even tell you that you need to rush and accept their offer. We don’t recommend settling until you know the full extent of your car accident injuries and how they will affect you. When you accept a settlement you give up your chance to sue for damages. If your medical care is going to cost more than expected or other costs arise due to your injuries, there’s nothing you can do.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

A lawyer can handle your case for you while you focus on recovering. We can help you build a compelling case and fight for a fair compensation offer. We are ready to advocate for you.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you are recovering from car accident injuries, let our attorneys take care of your case for you. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC and schedule a consultation with our team. We can take a closer look at your case and tell you more about the potential for compensation.