Car accident injuries can range from minor to fatal. They may be immediately apparent, or they may take time to present. Attorneys Richard C. Bennett, William Johnson, and Andrew Johnson in Oakland, CA, invite you to learn more about the injuries that can result from car accidents, and why a thorough and accurate assessment of these injuries is essential to collecting the compensation you deserve. To book your free case review, send us a message online or call (530) 413-0245.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
Depending on the severity of the accident and other factors, injuries resulting from car accidents can include:
- Traumatic brain injury: Many car accidents involve forceful hits to the vehicle, causing those inside to be thrown into windows or against the side walls of the car. When a driver or passenger hits their head suddenly against the inside of the car during an accident, the result can be severe damage to the brain. This may be a concussion or a more serious and lifelong injury.
- Spinal cord and paralysis: When the spinal column is damaged in an accident, it can result in partial or full paralysis.
- Neck and chest injuries: The sudden jerking back and forth experienced by many car accident victims can cause whiplash, internal organ damage, and internal bleeding.
- Broken bones and loss of limbs
- Burns, vision loss or impairment, deep cuts and lacerations, hearing loss
If you have been in an accident, you could have injuries that are not immediately apparent. The best course of action is to seek immediate medical care, and allow a personal injury attorney to pursue the compensation you need.
The team at Bennett Johnson, LLP prides itself on helping victims recover from injuries and other losses resulting from third-party negligence.
Determining the Extent of Injuries
A determination of the full extent of your injuries after a car accident is essential. The purposes of having a full report documenting every injury include:
- Showing that the injuries are directly related to and caused by the accident.
- Establishing the injuries are new, and do not pre-date the accident.
- Establishing a monetary figure that represents your total loss, so you can pursue the amount of compensation necessary to help you recover
- Proving whether full recovery is possible, or if the injury will have lifelong repercussions. Lifelong injuries require additional compensation to cover the ongoing cost of therapy and lost capacity to earn a living, as well as diminished quality of life.
How a Lawyer Helps
When our firm takes on a personal injury case, we work with medical experts to evaluate your injuries and explain your damages to an adjuster and, if necessary, a jury. We offer a free consultation and take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we collect compensation for you. We have recovered over $500 million for our clients, and we are prepared to help you and your loved ones collect the compensation you are owed.
Contact us Today
The team at Bennett Johnson, LLP prides itself on helping victims recover from injuries and other losses resulting from third-party negligence. For more information, contact us online or call our office at (530) 413-0245.