• Common Auto Accident Injuries – How an Accident Lawyer Can Help

    Car accident victims whose injuries are a result of negligence are often entitled to financial compensation for the damages that they suffer, including their medical expenses, lost wages, and the value that is attributed to the pain and suffering that they have endured. Unfortunately, in far too many cases those who suffer auto accident injuries rely upon their insurance companies to address their needs. Though many believe that they will end up with the same or similar compensation by going this route, research has shown that those who pursue these cases through experienced accident lawyers recover significantly greater awards. In fact, the Insurance Research Council has determined that “insurance payouts are, on average, 3.5 times higher for clients who have hired an attorney than for those without one.” If you have suffered an auto accident injury, having an experienced accident lawyer from Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC can make a real difference in your ability to be fairly compensated for your expenses and losses. Call us today to see how we can help.

    Auto accidents happen on a daily basis, and some are more serious than others. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that there are over three million people injured in vehicle accidents in the United States every year. Though some of these injuries are minor and clear up quickly and with little expense, others require extensive medical treatment, hospitalization and rehabilitation — some result tragically in death. The most common auto accident injuries include:

    • Soft tissue injuries that damage the body’s connective tissues, including muscles, ligaments and tendons. Whiplash, muscle strains and sprains are included in this category.
    • Scrapes and cuts are frequently caused by objects within the vehicle being thrown around and striking the passengers. Others are a result of impact with the car’s interior walls or structures.
    • Head injuries may be as minor as a bump and as traumatic as traumatic brain injury. They are often caused by the head impacting a side window, steering wheel or windshield.
    • Chest injuries are very common, particularly for the car’s driver who can break ribs or suffer internal injuries as a result of hitting the steering wheel when they are thrown forward during a collision, or being restrained by the seat belt, shoulder harness, or even the airbag.
    • Arm and leg injuries occur most frequently in side impact collisions in which the passenger or driver is thrown against the door of the car or they strike the dashboard or seats in front of them. These injuries can be bumps and bruises, but may be sprains, breaks, or even crush injuries.

    If you have been in a car accident, it is important that you seek medical attention even if you don’t believe that you’ve been hurt. This is because some injuries are not immediately apparent. If you have suffered auto accident injuries as a result of another driver’s negligence or the carelessness of another party, call the attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato and Starr, LLC for skilled legal representation.

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