Types of Injuries
A car, truck or motorcycle accident can change the course of your life in a moment’s notice. Initially, your attention is on recovering from your physical injuries and trying to get back to work. However, as the reality of your injuries sets in, you may learn that you are faced with ongoing limitations, lingering pain, and an uncertain future. At the Blakeley Law Firm, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys have more than two decades of hands-on experience representing accident victims, connecting them with monetary damages for what they’ve been through.What Are the Most Common Types of Injuries After a Motor Vehicle Accident?
By their very nature, motor vehicle accidents involve several objects weighing thousands of pounds colliding at high speeds. And, while seatbelts and other safety features help keep occupants as safe as possible, they cannot guarantee your safety. The truth is, when looking at the total number of Fort Lauderdale car accidents, many involve fairly minor injuries or no injuries at all. For example, of the approximately 41,381 Broward County car accidents that occurred in 2021, slightly under half, or 18,301 accidents, did not result in anyone being injured. However, that’s still more than 23,000 people suffering serious injuries.
The types of injuries that can occur in the wake of a car accident vary widely. Some of the factors that play into a victim’s injuries include their age and overall health, their position in the vehicle, the speed at which the vehicle was traveling, and where on the vehicle the impact occurred. Some of the most common injuries in car accidents include the following:
- Broken bones,
- Whiplash and other neck injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Internal organ damage, and
Of course, this list only considers the physical injuries a victim might suffer after a motor vehicle collision, which overlooks the significant emotional impact that an accident can have on a victim’s life.The Emotional and Psychological Impact of an Accident
Most accident victims are initially focused on their physical injuries, and for good reason. Recovering from serious injuries causes an immediate and pronounced disruption in your way of life. You may be forced to miss long periods of work, miss out on taking family vacations or playing with your children or grandchildren, and may not be able to participate in the activities that you enjoyed before the accident.
However, over time, the emotional and psychological impact of the accident starts to set in, and you may realize that your life won’t ever be the same. Perhaps you won’t be able to return to the same job you held prior to the accident, or you need to use a wheelchair or cane to get around, or you suffer from lingering pain that limits what activities you can enjoy or even participate in. It’s for this reason that many accident victims choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for their injuries.
At Blakeley Law Firm, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers proudly represent accident victims, ensuring that their cases receive the attention they deserve. We have recovered compensation on behalf of countless accident victims who have experienced all types of injuries.Schedule a Free Consultation With a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries as a result of another’s negligence, reach out to the Blakeley Law Firm to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are standing by, ready to answer your questions and provide you with sound guidance that will enable you to make the best decision for yourself and your family. To learn more, and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today, call (800) 602-5000. You can also reach us through our online contact form.