When someone drives unsafely, the results can be disastrous. Whether it’s a fender-bender or a multiple car pile-up, all it takes is one bad decision, one bad act. And in a matter of seconds, your life can be changed forever because of someone else’s fault. According to Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety, 349 deaths occurred in Nevada in 2021 due to accidents on our roadways.
Car accidents have been one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in Nevada for many years. No matter how hard you try to drive defensively, you don’t know how other drivers around you will behave. And you can’t control how they’ll drive. You can try to drive as careful and alert as you possibly can. And you can still get hit, and very injured.
Car Accident Injuries Might Not Appear Instantly
It’s important to keep in mind that the effects of your injury may not be noticeable right away. This is common in cases of concussion, whiplash, internal injuries, and emotional trauma. So, it’s important that you and others in the car with you receive prompt medical attention – to make sure that you’re all okay – even when it doesn’t seem like anyone is injured.
That’s because someone might still be injured. Elders and people with preexisting conditions can be even more easily injured in a car accident. So, get checked. A doctor may help determine issues or injuries that aren’t visible to you, as well as help to create a medical record related to the accident.
Common Car Accident Injuries
A rear-end collision is commonly associated with whiplash. The jolt of having your car struck from behind causes your head and neck to violently snap forward several times until the car stops. This happens super fast, even in accidents that might appear minor.
That’s why you could still be injured even in an accident that you wouldn’t expect to be injured in. Other common injuries resulting from car accidents include:
- Neck | spine injuries
- Back | spine injuries
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ligament, muscle, and tendon damage
- Ankles injuries
- Other bodily injuries
- Emotional and psychological injuries (flashbacks, anxiety, depression)
Common Types of Car Accidents
Even low-impact and low-speed car accidents can cause serious injuries. And just like your injuries can differ and how your injuries occur can differ, the types of car accidents differ too. Some of the common types of car accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact or T-bone collisions
- Sideswipe accidents
- Low-impact collisions
- Single-car accidents
- Pile-up | multi-car accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Merging accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Hit and run accidents
Xavier Injury Law is committed to making sure that those who harmed you are held accountable for harming you. Injuries are serious. They hurt. They can make you tired, grumpy, and less interested in doing things you used to enjoy doing. They can make you upset with life and the world.
Injuries can change how you live. And sometimes injuries and pain can be so bad, it makes some people start thinking about whether they want to continue living. It can change a person. It can change you. Your pain and your injuries are worth something.
When you’ve been hurt, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Reach out to us now, so we can help you.