Los Angeles Common Car Accident Injuries

At Compass Law Group, PC in Los Angeles, we help victims of car accident injuries daily. As experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys, we are well-prepared to defend your rights to just compensation if another party’s negligence has caused you serious harm. Aware that, during this difficult period, you are in pain and incapacitated, and undoubtedly unable to work, we will charge you no fee for your initial consultation and no attorneys’ fees until we win you damages.

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Common Injuries in a Car Accident

Lacerations and Deep Bruises

Although everyday cuts and bruises are usually inconsequential, in a car crash the force of impact against the dashboard, the back of the front seat, or a projectile (an object that becomes airborne as the crash occurs) often results in deep cuts and heavy-duty bruises reaching down to the bone. Such injuries may result in excessive bleeding and open the door to dangerous infections.

Dislocated or Fractured Bones

Any bone in the body can be dislocated or fractured during a car accident, depending on your location in the car, posture at the time of impact, and whether the vehicle is hit in the front, rear, or side. Ribs are particularly fragile, but any of the following bones may be injured: arms, legs, fingers, toes, hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, and wrists. In some cases, bones must be surgically repaired and stabilized with surgical pins, plates, or screws.

Internal Bleeding and Organ Damage or Loss

Internal bleeding is serious and may be life-threatening, especially because it requires urgent care and is not always immediately diagnosed. Sometimes severe injury and bleeding of an organ, like the spleen, may necessitate its removal which will have long-term consequences.

Crush injuries

If a body part is compressed between two objects, a crush injury can damage soft tissue, internal organs, muscles, and even bones. At times, car accident crush injuries may lead to limb loss or damage severe enough to require amputation.

Muscular Injuries

Strains, which overstretch tendons, and sprains, which overtax ligaments, are both common car accident injuries. So are torn tendons or ligaments that take much longer to heal and often require surgery. Whiplash is a common type of car accident injury, involving muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the neck. It is caused by the sudden back and forth motion of the head during the moment of impact.

Muscular Injuries

Strains, which overstretch tendons, and sprains, which overtax ligaments, are both common car accident injuries. So are torn tendons or ligaments that take much longer to heal and often require surgery. Whiplash is a common type of car accident injury, involving muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the neck. It is caused by the sudden back and forth motion of the head during the moment of impact.

Head and Brain Injuries

Skull fractures, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may have long-lasting, life-altering after-effects. TBIs can cause severe headaches, sleeping difficulties, depression, behavioral changes, and may result in any number of neurological impairments. In most cases, TBIs require extensive rehabilitation, and, in some tragic cases, may necessitate lifelong nursing care.

Burns

If the car catches fire after an accident, there is the awful possibility that a driver or passenger will be burned by flames. It is also possible for victims to be burned by steam, hot liquids, chemicals, or scorching surfaces. Serious burns, in addition to being excruciatingly painful and vulnerable to infection, can result in disfiguring scars, even after plastic surgery.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Whiplash, which may involve injury to the cervical spine, has already been mentioned, but any part of the spine is vulnerable to a herniated disc, a disc rupture, or a vertebral fracture. Even worse, the spinal cord itself may be affected which can result in limited mobility or even complete paralysis.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A great many victims of serious car accident injuries experience some form of PTSD or other emotional distress, such as anxiety or depression. In some cases, these emotional injuries may take longer to heal than the physical wounds suffered. Lengthy psychotherapy may be required to restore victims to their previous sense of stability and level of function.

Wrongful Death

Tragically, a significant number of common car accident injuries are fatal. If you have lost a loved one due to injuries suffered in a car crash, our team will work tirelessly to get you and your family just compensation.

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How Compass Law Group Can Help

Because we have served so many clients who have suffered car accident injuries, we have well-honed strategies to fight for your rights both in and out of the courtroom. We will:

  • Listen carefully to your account of the crash
  • Investigate the site of the accident
  • Pore over police reports and medical data
  • Interview any witnesses
  • Take overall communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
  • Investigate the defendant’s prior history of any similar negligence or misconduct
  • Consult with experts in related fields who may testify in court on your behalf

We know you have undergone serious trauma, so we will work hard in your best interests while you take the time you need to get back on the road to recovery and plan for the future. 

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This list isn’t all-inclusive many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.

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