What Injuries Are Commonly Associated With Auto Accidents?

by Staff Blogger | March 13th, 2019

Modern vehicles are loaded with safety features and equipment, including seat belts, multiple airbags, and crumple zones that redirect impact-related energy away from drivers and passengers. But no safety features can eliminate the risk of injuries during crashes, and that’s why the National Safety Council estimates that around 4.5 million people were seriously injured in auto accidents in 2018.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers know that serious injuries can occur during all types of crashes and at all speeds. Common injuries that leave victims disabled or in need of immediate medical attention include:

  • Head and neck injuries—Auto accidents generate a lot of force. That energy can cause victims’ necks to move rapidly back and forth, putting them at risk of suffering both head injuries and injuries to the delicate muscles, tendons, nerves, and even vertebrae in their necks.
  • Soft tissue injuries—Muscles, nerves, and tendons throughout the body are also at risk of being seriously injured during crashes. Victims who suffer soft tissue injuries may experience extreme pain and disability.
  • Broken bones—Victims can suffer broken bones by coming into contact with hard surfaces during crashes or due to the forces generated by crashes. Compound fractures are considered life-threatening medical emergencies, and they often require surgical intervention to heal.

We believe that victims of all types of auto accident injuries deserve maximum compensation for what they’ve gone through. If you or someone you love was recently injured in a crash, contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.