Louisiana Car Accident Law Firm
Automobile accidents happen every day 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 are 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 personal injury lawyer.
Common Car Accident 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 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.
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.
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.
New Orleans Car Accident Attorneys
Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC is a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are well versed at handling all types of injury claims including car accidents throughout Louisiana. We take pride in offering a personal and trusted experience. Call us today for a free consultation and find out why so many of our clients come back to us.