Each year, more than 37,000 men, women, and children are killed in dangerous car accidents in the United States. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. At Dennis A. Lopez & Associates, we have 30 years of experience in personal injury law.
Our Florida automobile accident lawyer team is prepared to speak to witnesses, gather essential information, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our office at (877)-333-3676 for a free consultation.
There are dozens of injuries that can be incurred during an automobile accident. The most common include:
These injuries include broken or fractured bones, sprains, torn or pulled muscles, external bruising, and broken ribs. While treatable and usually temporary in nature, general injuries should be taken quite seriously – as they can result in the significant present and future medical bills.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
TBIs can be external or internal. Most TBIs caused by a car accident as external, caused by penetration of the skull, focal damage, or deceleration (when the brain is slammed around inside the skull).
The four major types of TBIs include concussions, contusions, penetrating injuries, and anoxic injuries.
Concussions and contusions range from mild to severe in nature – and cannot always be seen in imaging tests. These injuries should be taken seriously, as they can lead to a loss of consciousness, headaches, memory loss, and disorientation.
Penetrating injuries are open head wounds caused by an object piercing through the skull. Finally, anoxic injuries occur when the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen to operate.
Spinal Cord Injuries
There are four major types of spinal cord injuries, including triplegia, paraplegia, tetraplegia, central cord syndrome, and anterior cord syndrome. Triplegia does not completely damage the spinal cord but can make movement difficult. Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, eliminates all movement and sensation below the site of the injury.
Paraplegia eliminates movement and sensation in the lower half of the body. Finally, central cord syndrome may result in a loss of motor skills, arm paralysis, or leg paralysis.
Whiplash takes place when the head or neck jerks suddenly, causing muscle and ligament damage. These injuries vary from mild to serious in severity, depending on your previous medical history, age, and the accident in question.
Contact an Experienced Florida Automobile Accident Lawyer for Representation
No one deserves to be needlessly injured in a car accident. In the state of Florida, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. After this window closes, you can never receive compensation for your injuries. For this reason, it’s essential to speak with an experienced attorney right away.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a reckless car accident, contact our experienced Florida automobile accident lawyer team at Dennis A. Lopez & Associates. Our team will focus on obtaining the compensation you deserve, while you focus on your recovery. Call our office at (877)-333-3676.