San Jose Car Accident Injury Lawyer

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can range from mild fender-benders to severe wrecks that result in personal injury. If you have been involved in a car accident, you are likely suffering from certain injuries that may be mild, but may need continued rehabilitation and extensive medical treatment. Car accident victims can suffer from almost any type of injury imaginable, but some of the more common ones include:

  • Neck Whiplash: Whiplash happens when the soft tissue of the neck is injured. Soft tissue includes ligaments, tendons and muscles. When put under a high degree of force, they can be stretched beyond their normal capacity which is what causes the injury. Many people falsely assume that whiplash injuries can only occur in high-speed accidents, when in fact they can happen when cars are traveling as slow as 15 miles-per-hour.
  • Back Injuries: When people are involved in car accidents they run the risk of sustaining a back injury. Back injuries can vary by type and severity, but commonly they can include sprains, strains, fractures and herniated discs. Depending on the severity of the back injury, victims may need to undergo surgery to correct it.
  • Broken Bones: There are 206 bones in the human body, and all of them are breakable. If you are involved in a car accident you may very well suffer from a broken bone or multiple broken bones. Sometimes these injuries may just need a cast when other times they need surgery to insert corrective pins and bone grafts.
  • Head Injuries: Because the head is not extremely secure or protected while traveling in a vehicle, it can easily undergo injury in an accident. Like any other type of injury, there are types and extents to every head injury. Some common forms of head injury include: hematoma, concussion, hemorrhage and contusions.

Contact a San Jose Car Accident Attorney

If you sustained any one of these injuries or another type of injury not mentioned in this section, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. These types of injuries definitely need medical attention, and medical attention costs money. If another person's negligence was responsible for your accident, you should not be the one paying for the damages. We firmly believe that negligent parties should always be held responsible, so to have your case evaluated, speak with a San Jose personal injury attorney from our firm. Habbas & Associates have 125 years of experience in defending the rights of injured victims and can help you too. If you're looking for aggressive advocacy that you can put your trust in, look no further than our firm.

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