There are thousands of car accidents in America every year, many of which are here in Nevada, each one devastating to those involved. Most of the harm that we see as we drive past an accident or hear about one through the news can only be seen in the damage done to the vehicles. The truth is that any traffic collision, even those at slow-speeds and in ideal conditions, can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers.
If you have been in a car accident of any sort and think you are unharmed, it is imperative that you see a medical physician as soon as possible. You could have underlying injuries that show no symptoms now but worsen dramatically later on. It is also of the utmost importance that you contact Eric Roy Law Firm. Our Las Vegas car accident attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve, and the full amount, too, not just an initial settlement amount insurance providers may offer.
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Four Most Common and Devastating Car Accident Injuries
- Airbag injuries: Inflatable airbags in steering columns, dashboards, and other parts of an automobile are designed to help reduce injuries sustained in car accidents. For the most part, airbags are miraculous tools that have saved many peoples’ lives. They can, however, become dangerous when they are defective, either not inflating at all during an impact or bursting without warning or cause. In recent news, millions of cars with Takata airbag deployment systems have been recalled due to the airbag’s tendency to explode, sometimes causing fatal injuries.
- Neck injuries (whiplash): When a negligent driver crashes into the backside of another vehicle – what is known as a rear-end collision – they force the car forward while the occupants’ bodies resist the motion. This can cause a snapping of the neck called whiplash, which leads to lifelong consequences such as chronic pain or paralysis. Passengers in backseats with no headrests are generally more susceptible to whiplash injuries.
- Brain injuries: A blow to the head during a car accident is incredibly dangerous. What might feel like a mild headache now could actually be indicative of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can become deadly if unaddressed. Once again, please see medical professionals immediately if you were in a car accident and struck your head.
- Spine injuries: Just as the snapping motion can cause whiplash, it may also cause severe injury to a driver’s spinal cord. What could be considered a mild impact or injury to most other parts of the body can actually be paralyzing when it affects the spine. People who have suffered spine injuries often require rehabilitative and therapeutic treatment for the rest of their lives. Make certain the compensation you seek addresses this necessity.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and annual statistics they gather and analyze, more than 30,000 Americans will lose their lives due to car accidents each year. Although many more will be injured, the wrongful death of a loved one can be significantly more devastating for surviving family members who must now attempt to cope with the loss. If a loved one passes away due to an accident caused by a negligent driver or defective auto part, Nevada State law allows spouses, children, and parents to file a wrongful death lawsuit in pursuit of financial compensation. In addition to paying for medical costs related to the accident, the liable party should also provide monies to help pay for burials, funerals, loss of companionship, and expected income of the decedent had the car accident never occurred.
Let Us Determine the Value of Your Claim
All car accident claims have a value. The trick is determining the maximum value for the claim, not what it looks like it will be at first glance. Allow our Las Vegas car accident lawyer to review your claim and medical expenses to set a fair amount of recovery you should be pursuing. You can start right now by filling out a FREE online case evaluation form.