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How Car Accidents Happen

Automobile accidents happen every day and everywhere because of negligence.  These accidents are caused by a number of factors, including reckless driving, speeding, impaired drivers, inexperienced drivers, distracted drivers, faulty equipment, weather conditions, and even poor road conditions.  Car accident victims who were injured by negligent drivers may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more.  If you have been injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation from an experienced car accident attorney.

Common Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries

There are many different types of soft tissue injuries.  Any damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons is often referred to as a soft tissue injury.  One of the most common is whiplash.  Whiplash occurs when muscles and ligaments in the neck are stretched too far due to a sudden impact.  It affects the neck, head, upper back, and causes severe pain.

Back Injuries

Back injuries can range in severity from minor soft tissue injuries to severe spinal cord damage.  Common back injuries include fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, bulging discs, and spondylolisthesis.

Chest Injuries

Drivers and passengers can sustain chest injuries such as bruises and broken ribs when they collide with the steering wheel or dashboard during a crash.  While seat belts can save your life, they are also known to cause chest injuries when the impact of the collision is great enough. 

Head Injuries

Drivers and passengers are susceptible to head and face injuries during a collision.  It’s probable that your head could hit the steering wheel, dashboard, a window, and even be injured by the air bag.  As a result, common head injuries include concussions, traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, and facial lacerations.

The personal injury lawyers at BowesPetkovich & Palmer, LLC are experienced at representing clients injured in car accidents in the New Orleans area and across Louisiana.  Call us today for a free consultation.

Useful Resources:

Car Accident Checklist
Louisiana’s Direct Action Statute
Comparative Fault in Louisiana


Other Types of Injury Cases We Handle:

Commercial Trucking Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Work Accidents
Dog Bites
Slip and Fall
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death & Survival


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Gretna, LA 70053


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