The screech of brakes, the crashing of glass and the flashing of lights are all sensory images associated with a car crash. Sometimes, accidents leave those involved with no injuries. However, some Lafayette residents are not so lucky. Serious injuries can result from being involved in an automobile collision.
Some injuries are more common than others after victims are involved in a serious car crash. Of the 5.6 million car accidents throughout the U.S. in 2012 approximately 28 percent involved serious injuries. That’s 1 out of every 4 accidents resulting in significant injuries. Of these, head and back injuries are common complaints after a car accident.
Whiplash is one of the common car accident injuries suffered to the head, neck and back. Whiplash occurs when sudden movement of the head and neck, such as from a rear-end collision, causes serious neck muscle and ligament damage. It can cause pain, reduced mobility or even paralysis. Whiplash is just one of the many car accident injuries that can be sustained and compensated for if caused by a negligent driver.
Negligent drivers can be determined through a variety of factors whether it be speeding, careless driving, distracted driving or the like. The outcomes of these accidents can severely alter a Louisiana resident’s course of life due to a debilitating injury. This is why personal injury claims are such a great potential option for the injured. Compensation could help pay for medical expenses, lost wages or any other financial burdens incurred due to a car accident injury.
Source: injury.findlaw.com, “Types of Car Accident Injuries,” Accessed Dec. 14, 2015