Car Accidents Can Happen to Even the Most Careful Drivers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5 million car crashes occur in the nation every year, causing serious and potentially fatal injuries for as many as two million passengers and drivers. However, some crashes result from weather, road, or traffic conditions, the majority of car collisions are caused by individuals using careless driving behaviors, such as disregarding traffic signals, speeding, inattentiveness, and driving while impaired due to drugs or alcohol.
After a car accident, you may find yourself dealing with the loss of your vehicle while also dealing with injuries from the collision. Injuries sustained in car accidents can be severe, impacting nearly every aspect of your life. You may be dealing with large medical expenses and the need for ongoing treatments while also being unable to work or engage in life activities with your family and friends. Recovery may be an uphill battle, and you could find yourself facing disabilities and impairments that will affect your life for years to come.
Data gathered by the NHTSA states that the most common types of injuries from car accidents include:
- Tendon and muscle sprains, strains, and tears
- Bone fractures in the pelvic, leg, shoulder, and rib areas
- Dislocated joints
- Lacerations and contusions (cuts and bruises)
- Airbag injuries
- Head injuries like skull fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries
All of these injuries can be serious enough to cause permanent impairments that could significantly reduce your quality of life. Additionally, the aftermath of your car crash can be significant to your family. Oftentimes, the healing process is slow, requiring rehabilitation, rest, and ongoing care, leaving you unable to work or provide wages for your loved ones. Your day-to-day family budget may be negatively impacted. In the event of an accident, you and your family may be able to recover compensation for these expenses.
Carlson & Burnett attorneys Rich Hitz and Clete Blakeman represent car accident victims against insurance companies all over the State of Nebraska. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, you should take action quickly and contact Carlson & Burnett right away to set up a free consultation.