Car accidents are usually preventable events that can lead to serious injuries. Car accidents are most commonly caused by distracted driving. Whether someone is texting, talking on their phone, talking to passengers, or eating, not paying attention to the road is the number one cause of auto accidents. Speeding is the second most common cause of accidents. When one drives over the speed limit, it is easier for them to lose control of their vehicle. A driver’s reaction time is also significantly reduced than if they were going the appropriate speed. Drunk and reckless driving are the next most popular causes of vehicle accidents. Driving while drunk causes hundreds of car accidents every day, and is a type of accident that can be easily prevented. Reckless driving includes speeding, changing lanes too quickly, or tailgating. These types of driving can cause serious accidents that may change a person or peoples’ lives forever. If you have recently been in a car accident, please contact me, a Canton, Ohio personal injury attorney.
The severity of an injury depends on the severity of a car accident. Cuts are a common side effect of car accidents. These can be caused by window or windshield glass, or even parts of the car breaking and entering the vehicle’s cabin and wounding the driver and passengers. Surface abrasions may heal on their own, but deep lacerations may require stitches or surgery to repair. Wrists, arms, legs, ankles, and ribs are common bones that are broken in car accidents. Again, minor breaks can be healed by means of a cast.
If the break, however, is severe, surgery and physical therapy may be required. Back and head-related injuries can occur in vehicle crashes, as well. Whiplash is a somewhat minor injury, but spinal injuries can cause an irrefutable amount of damage. If the spine is severely injured, a victim may become partially or fully paralyzed. For some, a traumatic brain injury may occur. If a person’s head strikes a steering wheel or an object in the vehicle, one can suffer anything from a concussion to severe brain swelling.
I specialize in automobile accidents, and have represented clients who were victims of all types of car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to receive the maximum monetary compensation possible. This way, you can pay for continuing medical coverage and make up for lost wages. Contact me, Elizabeth A. Burick, today to see how I can represent your car accident claim.