In 2015, there were more automobile accidents than in the past few years, with 38,300 people being killed across the country as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Another 4.4 million were seriously injured.
While not every accident causes such severe results, there are a few common injuries following a car accident.
Head injuries can involve concussions, comas, unconsciousness, or traumatic brain injuries when individuals hit their heads against non-moving car parts during an accident. Other individuals report headaches or difficulties with their hearing or vision.
Neck and back injuries are also extremely common, with whiplash being one of the most commonly reported. It can cause pain, swelling, and damage to the muscle. Spinal cord damage can lead to nerve damage or herniated disks, causing everything from minor tingling sensations to paralyzation.
Other injuries, from broken bones to sprains in limbs, to internal organ damage and bleeding, are also reported following an auto accident.
Any kind of accident can cause an injury, while there are some that are more likely to produce severe injuries. Rear-end accidents are some of the most common accidents. From a minor tap to a serious collision as a result of distracted driving, this type of accident can cause whiplash, headaches, or more serious injuries and damage.
There are many causes of rear-end accidents or head-on collisions.
Assured clear distance citations are given when a driver rear-ends another auto because there wasn’t enough space left between the vehicles.
Speeding is a significant cause of accidents, as many times, the drivers don’t have enough time to stop quickly.
Distracted or impaired driving can cause serious and severe accidents. From texting and driving to drunk driving, outside influences are becoming some of the largest causes of auto accidents.
When you have questions about your auto accident, call The Clauson Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the court system to resolve your claims.