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5 Most Common Florida Car Accident Injuries

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The position of an individual in the car, how or where an individual is hit, and whether or not an auto accident victim was wearing a seat belt are just some examples of factors that can influence the type of injury a person suffers. Some injuries that result from car accidents are more severe than others, and, unfortunately, some severe injuries can last for a long time after an accident.

As personal injury attorneys, we have seen different types of car accident injuries. From experience, some injuries seem to be more common than others.

Below are 5 of the most common Florida car accident injuries.

Whiplash

This is a neck injury that can be sustained even in a minor car accident. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when a person’s neck moves back and forth rapidly. This kind of injury causes damage to the tendons and muscles in a victim’s neck and pain. Whiplash is mainly associated with rear-end collisions, and the severity of a whiplash injury can range from mild to severe.

Head Injuries

Usually, car accident victims sustain head injuries when the head comes into physical contact with something such as the window or steering wheel or when flying debris hit the head. Sometimes, people suffer minor injuries like small bumps, whereas sometimes, serious injuries like severe traumatic brain injuries occur. Additionally, it is not uncommon for car accident victims to suffer head injuries even when the head doesn’t come into physical contact with anything. A concussion is one type of head injury that can result even when the head does not come into physical contact with anything. It is a kind of head injury that can result from the head being thrown back and forth.

Broken Bones

After an auto accident, a victim can suffer from different types of fractures. In most cases, people suffer from broken wrists/hands/arms, cracked ribs, broken ankles/legs, and broken breastbones. Broken bones are usually a result of the blunt force of a collision. Rear-end car accidents are notorious for resulting in broken bones.

Cuts and Bruises

When car windows break in collisions, people often sustain cuts and bruises. However, not all cuts and bruises suffered in car accidents are a result of broken glass. Vehicles’ internal structures can also cause cuts and bruises. Such injuries also range from mild to severe.

Psychological Injuries

Often, car accidents cause physical injuries, which are usually immediate and more obvious. However, psychological injuries that result from car accidents are also quite common and just as important as physical injuries. A car accident can leave you experiencing PTSD, depression, or anxiety. Such injuries can be life-altering, so don’t ignore them.

Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Today

Regardless of the type of injury you or a loved one suffered in a car accident, a skilled attorney can help you fight for maximum compensation. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm can help you fight crafty insurance companies and defendants and receive fair compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Jacksonville, Miami, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Bradenton, Orlando, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach areas.

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