Common Auto Accident Injuries

Las Vegas Auto Accident Injury Lawyer

Helping Auto Accident Victims Recover for their Injuries

Auto accidents – even seemingly minor ones – can result in injuries and damages. Auto accident injuries run the gamut from relatively minor to severe and life-threatening. Regardless of the severity of the injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent motorist or other responsible party, with the amount of compensation dependent upon the type and severity of your injuries.

Whether your injuries are minor or severe, Las Vegas car accident lawyer Robert M. Apple will help you get the compensation that you deserve. He is committed and invested in each of his client’s cases, providing unsurpassed client service and exceptional client loyalty in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Contact our office at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free consultation with our Las Vegas car accident lawyer.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accident injuries run the gamut, but some of the more common auto accident injuries include:

  • Head Injuries. Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are among the most common types of car accident injuries. A concussion occurs when the head accelerates quickly and stops abruptly, or the head is rapidly turned from side to side. In some cases, a concussion can occur even if the head did not come into contact with anything. Concussions often result in confusion, blurred vision, memory loss, nausea, and, in some severe cases, unconsciousness.
  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries. Whiplash is caused when the head is thrust back and forth, causing damage to the neck, intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments. Whiplash most often occurs in rear-end collisions. The symptoms of whiplash are often slow to develop so it is important to seek medical attention even if you don’t think you are injured. Other common neck injuries include a broken neck, crushed vertebrae, and neck sprain.
  • Back Injuries, such as sprains, strains, fractures, disc injuries, thoracic spine injuries, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injuries. Like whiplash, the symptoms of a back injury are not always immediately apparent so prompt medical attention should be sought even if you appear to be uninjured.
  • Leg Injuries. Leg injuries, often knee injuries, can occur when the knee or leg hits an interior part of the car upon impact.
  • Face Injuries. Facial injuries can include scrapes, bruises, lacerations, fractures, and dental injuries caused when the face comes into contact with steering wheel, airbag, dashboard, or windows.
  • Internal Injuries. Car accidents can result in injuries to internal organs, as well. For instance, injuries to the bowels, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, or heart are not uncommon in serious auto accidents.
  • Psychological Injuries. Auto accident victims can suffer from long-term psychological injuries, such as emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, persistent anxiety, or depression.

Importance of Prompt Medical Attention

It is important to seek prompt medical attention following an auto accident, regardless of the severity of the injuries. If proper medical treatment is not received after an injury is sustained, the injury can worsen over time. Moreover, it is important to document the type and severity of your injuries. The Las Vegas car accident injury attorneys at Robert M. Apple & Associates understand the importance of a proper diagnosis and adequate medical treatment following an auto accident. We will work with your doctors and medical team to ensure that the appropriate medical records are maintained so that your claim can be supported.

Regardless of the type or severity of your auto accident injuries, do not hesitate to contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.

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