Automobiles have become safer modes of transportation over the past two decades leading to a general reduction in the number and severity of motorists and occupant injuries. However, despite the advances in automobile safety design, auto accidents still remain a leading cause of personal injury in the United States.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an auto accident, contact the Law Offices of Joseph Farzam. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff will be able to determine whether you can receive compensation for your traffic accident injuries.
COMMON AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES
Below is a brief description of some of the most frequent injuries resulting from traffic accidents on California’s roads and highways.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are an increasingly common injury associated with auto accidents. Recent studies have shown that even minor collision involving seven mile per hour impact can result in brain damage.
Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injury
There are several types, as well as degrees, of traumatic injury with correspondingly different signs and symptoms including:
- Car Accident Concussions and Post Concussion syndrome: Post concussion;
- Post Traumatic headaches disorder;
- Post Brain Injury memory loss;
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury;
- Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of brain injury contact your heath care provider immediately to undergo testing and treatment. The sooner you are treated for a brain injury, the quicker your recovery rate. Next; contact our offices where we can determine whether you have a brain injury claim.
Coup & Contrecoup Head Injury
Coup and Contrecoup injuries are some of the most common form of brain injury in traffic accidents. These injuries take place when the head of a motorist bangs against the interior of a vehicle upon collision. The head can impact the steering wheel, the side door column, the windshield or the dashboard of a vehicle; as the impact takes place, the brain collides against the skull leading to brain contusions. Such injuries can lead to serious medical complications, including cerebral contusions and skull fractures.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury vary based on the severity of the injury suffered and the particular vertebrae damaged. Some of the most frequent signs of spinal cord damage are as follows:
- Loss of Motor Functions;
- Difficulty Breathing;
- Numbness of the Exterminates;
- General Paralysis;
- Pain or Weakness;
- Loss of Bowel Movement Control;
- Alteration of the Senses;
- Swelling and Internal Bleeding.
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms after a car accident, contact our attorneys today.
300,000 vehicles fires take place every year in the United States. An estimate 500 death occur from fire related vehicle accidents. Liability for a car fire can be based on manufacturing and design defect of the vehicle, negligence of the other motorist that struck you car, auto mechanics for lack of proper maintenance or employers for providing knowingly dangerous vehicles to employees for work related activities.
Whiplash – Severe neck Injuries
A Whiplash or hyper-extension of the neck is a severe neck injury resulting from auto accidents. In severe Whiplash incidents, spinal cord damage to the vertebrae may affect mobility and cause paralysis. Common symptoms of Whiplash injuries include:
- Stiffening of the neck muscles;
- Inability to eat drink of swallow properly;
- General feelings of nausea and dizziness;
- Neck and Back pain.
Facial Injuries including lacerations
Common facial injuries resulting from car accidents include: facial fractures, cuts and bruises, deep lacerations, broken teeth, lip and lacerations, cheek lacerations, traumatic eye injuries, scalp lacerations and broken nose.
A major concern for victims of facial injuries is permanent scarring and disfigurement. In many instances, facial cuts and lacerations do not heal properly leading to unsightly scars. Individuals who are at fault for injuries sustained during an auto accident may also be held responsible for any subsequent medical issues including permanent scarring. Cosmetic surgery may be a way to alleviate the pain and damages that have been caused by permanent scars on the face.
Back injuries are caused by severe trauma to the back muscles, as well as the soft tissue and bones of the lower back.
Some Common Signs of Back Injuries
- Sharp Localized pain
- Persistent aching
- Radiating Back Pain
- Bulging Disc
Compensation for Your Car Accident Injury – Recovery for your Traffic Accident Claim
Car Accident Lawsuits can be difficult to litigate requiring expert testimony from trusted medical practitioners and tedious expert legal representation. Joseph Farzam Law Firm has years of experience handling uniquely challenging Personal Injury litigation involving serious injuries including Traumatic Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries.
Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys – Our attorneys have handled and litigated thousands of cases and recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts against all the major insurance carriers. Our dedicated legal team deeply cares for all clients.
Your cause is our cause – to see to it that justice is served and full restitution for your injuries recovered. We have tremendous passion for the practice of law and will zealously and vigorously litigated your case until justice is served and victory achieved.
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