Car accidents happen all the time, wherever in the world you might be.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million people die in car crashes each year, while 20 to 50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries.
While those who suffer injuries in a vehicular accident are generally considered to be more fortunate than those who lost their lives, there are times when the injured would seem to be worse off.
Some of the most common auto accident injuries involve the head, and many of them are quite severe. A concussion alone is terrible, but traumatic brain injury after a car mishap is way worse. Aside from the impact on one’s motor and cognitive skills, a person with brain injuries also requires extensive medical treatment.
If a loved one of the injured consulted an auto accident lawyer right away, especially when someone else is responsible for the accident, the chances of receiving compensation to cover such costs is high.
Chest injuries are also quite common during car crashes, especially among drivers, who sit behind the steering wheel. Bruises and contusions are typical car crash injuries, and so are serious ones like broken ribs and internal injuries.
The legs and arms are prone to injury as well. Far too many auto accidents have seen people break their arms and legs because of the impact. Some even end up losing their limbs.
Should you suffer an auto accident injury that is serious enough to send you to the hospital for emergency medical treatment, make sure to have a loved one call an experienced personal injury attorney. If another driver caused the crash, you can be sure that your personal injury lawyer will fight for your right to receive just compensation.
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