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Common Injuries Sustained in Auto Accidents

There have been great advances in vehicle safety over the last several decades. However, auto accidents and resultant bodily injuries are still very common.

Car wrecks can cause a wide array of bodily injuries that vary greatly in severity. Anyone involved in a car accident would be wise to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced auto accident attorney to protect their rights. Sometimes, these injuries take days or even weeks after the incident to manifest, and can include:

  • Soft tissue injuries — These include damage to tendons, muscles and ligaments caused by the sudden and jarring movements of a vehicle involved in a crash. One of the most prevalent types of this is commonly known as “whiplash,” which is trauma caused by the impact forces acting upon the tissues in the neck.
  • Object impact injuries — People keep a lot of belongings inside their vehicles. Drink bottles, phones, sunglasses, pens, notebooks, portable games, purses and bags, etc. clutter many autos. In the event of a collision, these objects can easily become projectiles. Shattered auto glass often becomes a hazard as well. The impact can cause bodily punctures, contusions and cuts that require significant medical attention.
  • Structural impact injuries — These injuries occur when parts of the body contact structural components of the car such as the door, windshield or dashboard. This often causes blunt force trauma that results in broken bones, fractures, sprains, contusions, cuts, etc. These types of injuries commonly occur in the limbs of the occupants, as arms and legs tend to be closer to the vehicle’s structure. Injuries can also sometimes occur because of impact with air bag safety devices. These injuries are much more common and severe in occupants who were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Located in Cleburne, Texas, the Leland Reinhard Law Firm represents many people who sustain injuries and damages as a result of automobile accidents. I work diligently to secure the maximum recovery of money damages for each client. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, feel free to contact me or call 817-645-5400 for an initial consultation.