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Common Car Accident Injuries

Car crashes in South Florida can leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries, including head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and ruptured disks.  If you sustained an injury in a car crash caused by another driver, you may be entitled to claim compensation to cover your injuries and medical bills.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, trust a knowledgeable Florida motor vehicle accident attorney for help. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience handling car accidents and personal injury claims. Civil trial work is my specialty. I take pride in leading a dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals and staff who provide personalized service to clients. Choosing the right car accident lawyer does make a difference.

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, assists people seriously injured in automobile accidents, and serves South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a caring motor vehicle accident attorney or one of our qualified staff, or fill out our online contact form.

What the Numbers Show about Florida Car Accidents

The statistics about Florida car crashes are shocking. Nearly 200,000 people suffered injuries in traffic accidents in Florida in 2009, the most recent year of complete data. The car accident injuries included 22,743 incapacitating injuries that required the victim to be transported from the accident scene. Drunk drivers were involved in more than 20,000 traffic accidents and caused more than 14,100 alcohol-related injuries and approximately 1,000 drug-related injuries.

Florida has more than 15.5 million registered drivers. Most of them, including safe drivers who obey speed limits and traffic laws, will be involved in a car crash at some point in their lives. Many serious injuries are sustained in avoidable auto accidents caused by other drivers’ errors, such as speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving or other forms of driver negligence.

If you have been injured in an auto accident through the fault of another motorist, you’ll want to talk to an experienced South Florida car accident attorney to understand your legal rights. The law is on the side of those harmed by the negligence of others. Serious motor vehicle accident injuries cause unanticipated medical bills, missed work and loss of income. You shouldn’t have to pay those bills if someone else caused the collision. We will evaluate your accident free of charge and explain your legal options so you can make an informed decision.

Injuries that Commonly Occur in Florida Car Accidents 

Car accidents can produce a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to permanent disabilities or death. Many factors contribute to the severity of the injury such as where the vehicles struck each other (for instance, head-on or side-impact) or how fast they were traveling at the time of impact. Seat belts, air bags and shoulder straps can minimize the harm in most cases.

Common injuries suffered by victims of Florida car accidents include:

  • Fracture – Due to the sudden, violent impact of a crash, broken bones often result. A victim may need to miss work or stay inactive for a long period of time while the fractured bone is placed in a cast, splint or brace. In severe cases, the patient may be placed in traction or require the insertion of pins and screws. 
  • Soft Tissue injury – Car wrecks frequently cause contusions (bruises) and sprains that are caused by the sudden blow from the crash or tearing, stretching and twisting that may occur. Crashes can also lead to soft tissue problems that arise down the road such as tendonitis or bursitis. 
  • Neck Injury Whiplash is a specific type of injury that car crash victims sustain. In particular, a rear-end accident can cause the neck to go through a jerking, back-and-forth motion that damages the neck’s muscles and ligaments as well as spinal discs. 
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A relatively minor concussion can result from an auto accident. But in the worst cases, the victim may suffer torn tissue, bleeding or other damage to the brain that leads to a permanent or life-threatening condition.
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) – Due to damage to the spinal cord in car crashes, a victim may suffer the loss of the ability to control of one or more limbs. Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia) can be particularly devastating to victims and families, requiring a lifetime of care and treatment.

Injuries that Commonly Occur in Florida Car Accidents 

Car accidents can produce a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to permanent disabilities or death. Many factors contribute to the severity of the injury such as where the vehicles struck each other (for instance, head-on or side-impact) or how fast they were traveling at the time of impact. Seat belts, air bags and shoulder straps can minimize the harm in most cases.

Common injuries suffered by victims of Florida car accidents include:

  • Fracture – Due to the sudden, violent impact of a crash, broken bones often result. A victim may need to miss work or stay inactive for a long period of time while the fractured bone is placed in a cast, splint or brace. In severe cases, the patient may be placed in traction or require the insertion of pins and screws.
  • Soft Tissue injury – Car wrecks frequently cause contusions (bruises) and sprains that are caused by the sudden blow from the crash or tearing, stretching and twisting that may occur. Crashes can also lead to soft tissue problems that arise down the road such as tendonitis or bursitis.
  • Neck Injury Whiplash is a specific type of injury that car crash victims sustain. In particular, a rear-end accident can cause the neck to go through a jerking, back-and-forth motion that damages the neck’s muscles and ligaments as well as spinal discs.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A relatively minor concussion can result from an auto accident. But in the worst cases, the victim may suffer torn tissue, bleeding or other damage to the brain that leads to a permanent or life-threatening condition.
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) – Due to damage to the spinal cord in car crashes, a victim may suffer the loss of the ability to control of one or more limbs. Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia) can be particularly devastating to victims and families, requiring a lifetime of care and treatment.

Turn to an Experienced Florida Car Accident Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident, turn to a compassionate, hard-working personal injury attorney who has helped many people move beyond a serious automobile injury. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have over three decades of legal experience representing people injured in car accidents and other personal injury claims. Civil trial work is my specialty. My expertise as a civil trial lawyer anchors a compassionate team of lawyers, paralegals and staff who provide personalized legal service to our clients. We pride ourselves on providing one-on-one attention that other firms don’t deliver to people across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, represents victims of automobile crashes in Stuart, Okeechobee, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Vero Beach.  If you’re looking for an ethical, hard working and compassionate accident lawyer, call Philip DeBerard. Choosing the right accident lawyer does make a difference.

Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a knowledgeable Florida car accident attorney or fill out our online contact form.

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