Car accidents can range from mild fender-benders to severe wrecks that result in
personal injury. If you have been involved in a car accident, you are likely suffering
from certain injuries that may be mild, but may need continued rehabilitation
and extensive medical treatment. Car accident victims can suffer from
almost any type of injury imaginable, but some of the more common ones include:
Neck Whiplash: Whiplash happens when the soft tissue of the neck is injured. Soft tissue
includes ligaments, tendons and muscles. When put under a high degree
of force, they can be stretched beyond their normal capacity which is
what causes the injury. Many people falsely assume that whiplash injuries
can only occur in high-speed accidents, when in fact they can happen when
cars are traveling as slow as 15 miles-per-hour.
Back Injuries: When people are involved in car accidents they run the risk of sustaining
a back injury. Back injuries can vary by type and severity, but commonly
they can include sprains, strains, fractures and herniated discs. Depending
on the severity of the back injury, victims may need to undergo surgery
to correct it.
Broken Bones: There are 206 bones in the human body, and all of them are breakable. If
you are involved in a car accident you may very well suffer from a broken
bone or multiple broken bones. Sometimes these injuries may just need
a cast when other times they need surgery to insert corrective pins and
Head Injuries: Because the head is not extremely secure or protected while traveling in
a vehicle, it can easily undergo injury in an accident. Like any other
type of injury, there are types and extents to every head injury. Some
common forms of head injury include: hematoma, concussion, hemorrhage
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If you sustained any one of these injuries or another type of injury not
mentioned in this section, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim.
These types of injuries definitely need medical attention, and medical
attention costs money. If another person's negligence was responsible
for your accident, you should not be the one paying for the damages. We
firmly believe that negligent parties should always be held responsible,
so to have your case evaluated, speak with a San Jose personal injury
attorney from our firm. Habbas & Associates have 175 years of experience
in defending the rights of injured victims and can help you too. If you're
looking for aggressive advocacy that you can put your trust in, look no
further than our firm.
Contact Habbas & Associates today.