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The Large Toll That Car Collisions Often Cause

At some point in our lives, most of us have been (or will be) involved in some form of a car collision – usually, one or two fender benders in which no one was seriously injured, and any property damage incurred was likewise minimal. Thankfully, cars today are remarkably safe, keeping us free from harm in most minor collissions. In some motor vehicle crashes, though, people suffer catastrophic injuries that could leave them profoundly disabled for life. Legal advice will be as important for recovery as top-notch medical care and rehabilitative services.

In the Vienna, Virginia, area, people often find the assistance and advocacy that they need after serious car collisions from the personal injury attorneys at Charnoff Simpson PLLC. Our team is dedicated to helping the injured and their families find their ways forward after suffering devastating blows through car crashes, motorcycle accidents and truck wrecks.

Common Car Collision Injuries

Unfortunately, despite the majority of modern vehicles being safer than ever, the margin for driver error has increased significantly with the advent and subsequent ubiquity of smart technology – not to mention our propensity to fidget with these gadgets while hurtling along the freeway at 80 mph.

No matter how safely a vehicle is constructed, major car colissions will continue to occur. Serious crashes often cause severe, life-changing injuries and even death. Common injuries include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – Car colissions are the third-leading cause of TBIs in the United States and were the second-leading cause of death resulting from TBIs (26%) during 2006-2010. Severe brain injuries can lead to cognitive impairment, emotional turmoil, and decrease or loss of motor function.
  • Spinal cord and back injuries – Damage to the spinal cord can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, permanently disabling the victim and altering their life forever. Even seemingly minor injuries to the back can cause significant pain or discomfort, leading to an inability to work or live a normal life.
  • Internal organ Injuries – The blunt impact of a collision or the incision by debris resulting from an accident can cause major damage to your internal organs, including your heart, liver, kidney and lungs, all of which could lead to lifelong injuries or even death.
  • Fractures – Broken bones are among the most common injuries that occur during a car collision and are usually minor (e.g., fractured wrist or broken ribs), but compound fractures, breaks along the spinal cord, or a fractured skull could pose a serious threat to your life or your way of life.

With an experienced, determined advocate on your side, you can increase your chances of recovering all available compensation for your injuries and losses.

Schedule a Free Consultation With One of Our Auto Accident Lawyers

We review cases free with no further obligation. If we take your case, it will be on a contingency basis. You will owe no attorney fees until we recover compensation for you.

To schedule a meeting with an attorney at Charnoff Simpson PLLC, call 703-291-6650 or send a message for a prompt response.