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What Kind of Injuries Result from a Car Accident

By Viles Beckman | Sep 06, 2018

No matter the situation or the cause of a car accident, there are a number of serious injuries that can be sustained as a result of negligence. Unfortunately, not all of these injuries are immediately apparent, so individuals fail to take the action to seek medical attention.

However, it’s important to know the types of injuries that may be sustained as a result of a car accident and why it is so important to get medical attention quickly. Here are some of the most common and very serious injuries individuals sustain as the result of a car accident.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are some of the most serious injuries that can be sustained in a car accident. Typically, this is an injury that can lead to long-term damage, including cognitive impairment, development and behavioral issues, and more.

Spinal Cord Damage

Most commonly sustained when someone is hit in a rear end accident, spinal cord damage is common when someone has whiplash. If serious enough, spinal cord damage can lead to paralysis, which impacts an individual fort their entire lives.

Broken Bones

Regardless of how much protection a person has, broken bones can occur very easily as a result of the body jolting back and forth in the vehicle. This is also the result of the frame of the vehicle collapsing into the driver or passenger.


The frame of the vehicle and the glass that can shatter in an accident are very sharp. This often leaves potential for an individual to suffer lacerations from either glass flying or the frame coming into contact with a part of the body.

At Viles & Beckman, LLP, we know that these injuries can result in the need for long-term care and expenses. When these damages are caused by someone else’s negligent actions, they should be held accountable for the financial hardship you have endured.

Our Fort Myers car accident attorneys are here to help you navigate the complex legal issues you may encounter and move forward after someone else’s negligence causes you harm.

Call us today at (239) 334-3933. We’re dedicated to your best interests and helping you seek compensation for the damages you’ve sustained.