Car accident injuries must always be taken seriously. What may seem minor could be extremely harmful in the long run. When you’re dealing with injuries after an accident, ensure that you go directly to your doctor. Your car is replaceable, but your body is not. You may face injuries that will last for several months or even years after the accident. They impact your livelihood or overall quality of life in the most devastating ways. An accident that affects you so significantly should not be dealt with alone. Dimopoulos Injury Law in Las Vegas understands your financial worry and uncertainty with your physical abilities. Our law firm has extensive experience with helping injured people involved in car accidents. Our highly skilled car accident injury lawyers will conduct extensive research to help your life get back to the way it was before your accident. No car accident is the same. Each car accident requires a firm that is personal to you and understands your pain. Our law firm looks past the money that we can attain and focuses on how you can get the help you need. Our contingency fee only applies when you win your case. There are no costs upfront and there is no risk to working with us. Our goal is to ensure you’re taken care of.
Car Accident Injury and Death Statistics
After analyzing the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, carinsurancecomparison.com has determined that Nevada ranks in the top 10 of states with the worst drivers in 2021. Throughout the entire country, in 2020, 36,560 people have died in traffic accidents. According to the report, Nevada fails to obey traffic laws and has careless drivers. 35.3% of Nevada’s severe accidents stemmed from a person not wearing a seat belt or having a valid license. In 2018, 87 pedestrians or bicyclists were killed. These deaths made up 26.4% of Nevada’s traffic deaths. Nevada ranked differently in each category, but its best category within the 10 ranked states was speeding.
Always be wary of reckless driving, whether that means more personal awareness of your driving or someone else’s. Safety on the road to prevent car accidents or pedestrian and bicyclist accidents should always be a priority. If you’re ever involved in a car accident, Dimopoulos Injury Law will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Car Accident Injuries
In a car accident, common injuries can often be debilitating.
Traumatic brain injuries: A brain injury is one of the most dangerous common injuries. Someone may get a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from severe jolting movement, including hitting their head against the window, steering wheel, or other parts of the vehicle interior. People with a traumatic brain injury will normally receive physical disabilities such as paralysis, movement impairment, diminished or loss of physical senses, and speech issues. They may also experience cognitive decline and emotional instability. There is no telling how severe a traumatic brain injury is unless you go to the doctor. Even a concussion must be regarded as serious.
Whiplash and other neck injuries: Whiplash is caused by the forceful and rapid movement of the neck. Think of your neck moving like a whip, which is where the name stems from. Whiplash is commonly caused by a rear-end accident, though not always. You will not always feel the symptoms immediately. After a car accident, you may experience stiffness and pain in your neck, blurred vision, headaches, loss of range in motion, or dizziness. There are other symptoms, but if you experience these main ones, you should see a doctor and make sure the whiplash pains aren’t something more severe.
Back and spinal cord injuries: Back and spinal injuries tend to be some of the most painful. After your car accident, you may have back muscle spasms, ruptured and herniated discs, or spinal fractures. You should never underestimate spinal injuries. If you take care of your spinal injury sooner rather than later, you may be able to stop permanent spinal cord damage. A damaged spine or back may result in limited mobility, long-term pain, numbness/tingling, or loss of balance.
Internal damage: Even if you don’t feel like you have a broken leg or other physical pain, it’s important to realize that not all injuries are visible. You may still be facing life-threatening injuries from internal bleeding or damage to organs in your torso (often related to seat belt pressure). Don’t assume that feeling fine means you truly are. It is important to be examined by a doctor.
Knee and leg injuries: Knee injuries are difficult to fix because the only thing holding the knee together is connective tissue. You may experience long-term effects from a knee injury because of damaged tissue. Leg injuries range from dislocated knees, broken bones, and tearing and spraining of soft tissue. Some injuries can lead to limited mobility, arthritis, and lasting pain.
Face, jaw and dental injuries: These types of injuries are usually caused by the head hitting the window, steering wheel, or other parts of the interior. You may find you have a fractured face, lost teeth, jaw fracture, or severe facial swelling. Your doctor may recommend you see a specialist for these injuries.
A majority of these injuries may cost a fortune. Our car accident injury lawyers are prepared to help you with your case and get you back to normalcy without financial strain. Dimopoulos Injury Law thrives on ingenuity and honesty to give you the best service possible. We will work with you and answer any concerns you have after your accident. Call us today for a FREE consultation to make an accident claim and get the compensation you deserve!