Car Accident Injuries
Each year, car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury in the United States. Car accident injuries can cause physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial losses. It is important that the individuals or parties responsible for a car accident are held liable for all resulting damages, including injury losses. Car accident lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau assist accident victims from Daytona Beach, FL, Palm Coast, FL, and surrounding areas in pursuing the financial compensation they are due for car accident injuries.
How Many People Are Injured in Car Accidents Each Year?
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles releases an annual report of crash statistics. According to the 2018 Traffic Crash Facts, Florida reported 152,067 injury crashes for the year. These car accidents resulted in 236,157 injuries during 2018 alone. The number of injury crashes and injuries in 2018 were slightly lower than Florida’s three year average of 161,540 injury crashes and 248,207 injuries.
Common Types of Accident Injuries
The type and degree of injuries suffered in a car accident vary greatly, and are dependent on a number of different factors, including the speed at which the accident occurred, the type of vehicle involved in the accident, and whether passengers were wearing seatbelts. Some of the most common types of car accident injuries include:
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Lacerations, bruises, and/or road rash
- Soft tissue injuries (muscle sprains, tears, etc.)
- Fractures and broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Internal bleeding and/or internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
The Financial Cost of Car Accident Injuries
The physical damages of a car accident injury are often obvious, but few realize the financial impact that these injuries can have. Some of the most common financial losses associated with car accident injuries include:
- Medical expenses (costs of appointments, surgery, hospital stay, etc.)
- Cost of ongoing therapy and/or rehabilitation
- Cost of assistive care or assistive medical devices (crutches, wheelchair, etc.)
- Expense of medication
- Cost of psychological care (therapy and/or counseling to handle the emotional impact of accident injuries)
- Lost wages
- Loss of wage earning potential
Compensation for Injury Damages
The majority of car accidents are preventable, meaning they are caused by another person’s reckless or negligent actions. When car accidents cause injuries, the person or party that is liable for the crash should be held accountable for all resulting physical, emotional, and financial damages. Unfortunately, insurance companies often deny liability, or attempt to offer a quick settlement that doesn’t fully account for accident losses.
To maximize compensation after a car accident, victims should work with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer, such as those at Chanfrau & Chanfrau. Our lawyers gather the evidence necessary to establish liability and demonstrate the full extent of accident damages, so that our Daytona Beach clients can be justly compensated.
Contact Our Practice
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau are prepared to fight for compensation for accident damages, while you focus on your recovery. To discuss the details of your crash with our car accident lawyers, send us a message online, or call our practice at (386) 258-7313.