TYPES OF LOS ANGELES CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
In the wake of a car crash in Los Angeles, anyone involved can suffer a wide variety of injuries that can lead to costly medical procedures, inability to work, and various costs in addition to emotional and mental hardship. While crashes happen in Los Angeles every day, the results are never predictable.
How Might You Be Injured?
Even minor collisions can lead to injuries for vehicle occupants, pedestrians, and anyone else involved. However, high speed accidents have an even higher likelihood of resulting in severe accidents.
Common injuries that can occur in any type of Los Angeles car accident include:
Head Trauma – Collisions can cause vehicle occupants to whip back and forth within a vehicle. This can easily lead to a person’s head being slammed against the dashboard, side door, steering wheel, or head rest at high speeds. Additionally, flying debris and other hazards can hit a person’s head. In either case, serious brain damage can result.
Bone Fractures – Because of the intense and a sudden stress put on the body during a crash, broken bones can easily result. Any bone may be broken in a crash, especially in collisions that involve the vehicle being severely damaged and contorted. Leg and hip injuries are especially common, preventing victims from walking for months.
Whiplash – Even occupants wearing seatbelts can easily sustain whiplash in a crash. In these incidents, the force of a collision forces a person’s head to move quickly and violently back and forth or side to side. This can severely strain the muscles and ligaments within the neck, leading to debilitating injuries that need medical care.
Sprains – Because of the intense force placed upon the body in a crash, a person’s joints, muscles, and ligaments can be exposed to more strain than they are able to withstand. This can lead to sprains and strains that limit a victim’s physical capabilities until he or she is completely healed. While not the worst possible injuries, they can have a widespread effect, including lost wages while being unable to work.
Severe Incidents – There are some types of crashes that are even more likely to cause major trauma. Car fires, rollovers, vehicle ejections, and head-on crashes are some of the worst accidents that can happen on the road. Often, those involved will suffer severe injuries that lead to long-term disabilities.
Any and all of these injuries can be suffered in mere moments. Only through medical evaluations, procedures, and rehabilitation can a survivor properly recover, but these expenses can be exorbitant and may require compensation from those at fault.
How Do I Recover From Losses in Los Angeles?
The recovery process is a vital step for car crash victims, but it is not a cheap one.
Often, medical bills will cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. Even high quality health insurance may not be able to fully compensate all of these needed costs. Those who require expensive medical procedures should not have to bear the financial weight of a crash that they did not cause.
However, those who caused the crash – such as a reckless driver or a government agency who created a hazardous road – can be held responsible. Through proving that they were at fault for the crash, you can make them pay for your losses. Collecting evidence like eye witness testimony, police records, photos of the crash, and medical evaluations will show who caused the crash.
Additionally, these will prove that the injuries you claim actually came from the collision and will show how much you must be paid in order to pay for past losses and cope with any future ones.
Finding Success in Your Los Angeles Case
At The Law Offices Of Gerald Marcus, our Los Angeles auto accident attorneys have helped countless injured victims recover from their losses over the decades.
No matter how severe your losses may be, our legal team can help you find fair and full compensation and recover from your losses free from financial constraints.