According to statistics compiled by the National Safety Council, approximately 2.2 million Americans suffered serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions throughout 2019. Despite the fact that motor vehicle collisions dropped in comparison to 2018, over 38,000 Americans lost their lives in collisions, throughout last year. While the vast majority of car accident injuries are non-fatal, many of them come with life-changing ramifications, including changes in quality of life as well as the financial security of your family. If you or a member of your family have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, it is time to speak with a knowledgeable legal professional.
Car accident injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to serious life-changing injuries, some of the most common severe injuries include broken bones, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Broken bones can occur in any type of motor vehicle collision, but are especially common in head-on collisions due to the impact of the crash. The most common bone fractures and breaks are arm or wrist injuries, broken ribs, and leg fractures. Arm and wrist breaks commonly occur due to the injured party attempting to brace themself for the collision, and the impact of the airbag deployment.
Rib breaks and fractures are common in motor vehicle collisions, even when all safety procedures are utilized and executed properly. In fact, injuries to the rib are oftentimes caused by the impact of an airbag deploying or the pressure of the passenger’s body pressing against the seat belt restraint system. Injuries to the head and spine can occur in even the most minor of rear-end collisions, and lead to long term implications for motor skills and cognition.
The Importance of Hiring an Attorney
In the aftermath of a car accident, many people make the mistake of seeking compensation without hiring an attorney. In these instances, insurance companies will offer a settlement that fails to cover all medical costs, loss of income, and compensation for pain and suffering. With the help of a skilled legal professional, you can approach an insurance company with an accurate quote on all expenses related to the injury, as well as damages to your vehicle. The presence of an experienced personal injury attorney can encourage the insurance company to offer a fair settlement. If the accident was caused by the negligence of the other driver involved, a skilled attorney will work to prove that the other driver was at fault and ensure your family receives the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Kane County Car Accident Attorney
At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., we fully understand the way in which a car accident can change the lives of a whole family. We are dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve to ensure a healthy financial future for their families. To schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Aurora personal injury attorney, call us today at 630-907-0909.