Car accidents are one of the most common situations that can result in a personal injury lawsuit. Southern California has one of the busiest freeway systems in the nation: Interstate 10 and Interstate 110 are the second and third busiest roads in America, Interstate 405 has around 380,000 cars traveling it daily, and drivers on Interstate 5 total over 21 billion miles collectively driven each year. With statistics like that it is no surprise that accidents are a frequent occurrence on our roadways.
Auto accidents can cause a large number of different types of injuries, some of which have repercussions that can burden an injured driver or passenger with expenses and medical problems for the rest of their lives. If you or a family member suffered a serious physical injury in a car accident that was at least partially caused by another person’s negligence you may have a personal injury claim against them.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of auto accidents, many of the injuries that commonly happen to people involved in them are potentially very serious. Even when drivers are wearing their seatbelts properly the sheer amount of kinetic energy and momentum can cause severe injuries from occupants being thrown around or being struck by loose objects flying around inside of the car. Some of the most common injuries suffered by people who are in a car accident include things like:
Broken bones, particularly injury to the collar bones.
Soft tissue injuries like sprains, strains, or bruising.
Cuts, impalements and lacerations.
Damage to connective tissue like tendons and ligaments.
Spine, head, and neck injuries.
Nerve damage and paralysis.
Crushing injuries from being pinned within the vehicle.
…and a variety of other severe and potentially fatal injuries. The more serious the injury is the greater the medical expenses involved; not just for initial treatment, but also for any physical therapy and lifestyle changes that may be required afterwards.
Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
The majority of car accidents are caused by preventable human error, or negligence. This means that in most cases where someone is injured in a traffic accident they can recover for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. Some of the most common causes of traffic accidents include:
Cell phone use and other distracted driving.
Failure to pay enough attention to their surroundings and the road.
Failure to obey traffic laws, such as speeding or making illegal turns.
Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
The Green Law Group: Your Auto Accident Experts
Steven Green’s years of experience in the medical field, combined with his legal expertise makes him the obvious choice in Southern California to handle your automobile accident claim. Contact the Green Law Group online by filling out the form on this page or by telephone at (888) 264-3780 for a free initial consultation.