With the sheer number of local commuters on the roads in Los Angeles, it is probably not surprising to learn that most Los Angeles car accidents happen within 25 miles of where at least one of the drivers live. Why is this? The brain tends to be less focused when we constantly drive the same route. And paying less attention to the road and our surroundings increases the risk of being involved in a car accident. If you or a loved one was injured in a Los Angeles car accident, contact an experienced injury lawyer about your legal rights.
Car Accident Injuries
Injuries from a Los Angeles car accident can depend on several factors. This includes the speed the vehicles are traveling, road conditions, the types of vehicles involved, and whether the occupants of the vehicle wear their seat belts. It is important to note that a car accident, even at a low speed, can cause serious injury to any part of the body. Here are some of the most common injuries from LA area car accidents.
Cuts from glass. When you’re involved in a car accident, getting thrown through the windshield or being hit with glass that shatters from the impact can cause serious cuts that often require stitches. What’s more, the cuts could get infected and can cause permanent disfiguration.
Head and neck injuries. Whiplash is the most common injury to the neck. External bruises and swelling as well as concussions are the most common injuries to the head. Although those injuries may not seem serious, they can cause substantial pain. Studies have shown that concussions can cause permanent consequences in how you think, process, and act. Serious brain injuries can lead to permanent disability and even death. If you or a loved one suffered a neck, head or brain injury in an auto accident, you may be facing years of expensive therapy and medical attention.
Back injuries. The most common back injury in car accidents is a back sprain. Usually, this will heal with time. Yet, more serious injuries to the back can result in paralysis and/or a lifetime of pain.
Knees, ankles, and feet. The most common injuries to the knees, ankles, and feet are sprains and torn cartilage. Serious car injuries can result in badly broken bones which require hospital stays, physical therapy, and time lost from work.
If your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, you have legal right and may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
If you’ve been hurt in a California car accident, it is important to seek medical care right away. Contact one of our experienced accident lawyers at Ghozland Law Firm today to discuss your next steps.