Serious Injury: Common Causes and How to File a Case
Motor Vehicle Accidents are a common occurrence with approximately 16,000 taking place each day. As a result, individuals that are involved sustain serious and sometimes permanent personal injuries. By and large, serious injuries may include the following:
- Loss of a fetus
- Permanent, partial or consequential loss of use of a body function or organ
Serious injuries are most commonly caused by motor vehicle accident where the plaintiff’s body strikes the interior of the vehicle. Quite often, motor vehicle accidents take place in a head-on or T-bone fashion. These are among the most violent collisions and often result in high levels of property damage, broken bones and fatalities.
Rear end motor vehicle accidents cause plaintiffs to have their body jerk backwards and forwards violently, causing a condition known as whiplash. This is because the rear bumper of the vehicle is struck at a high rate of speed by an oncoming vehicle while stationary. This jerking backward and forward of the cervical spine causes serious injuries to the cervical spine that often result in bulging or herniated discs.
In many accidents, a seat-belted plaintiff will be restricted at the time of impact, causing injuries to their lumbar spine. This is where the spine meets the tailbone and is a “hinge”. Because of the restriction to the lumbar spine, the discs at this level bulge or become herniated, both of which are considered serious injuries and can have a substantial impact on a plaintiff’s ability to conduct their activities of daily living.
Personal Injury of Florida are the finest Palm Beach Gardens injury attorneys in practice today. Their attorneys will advise you of your rights and remedies if you have been injured in a car accident. They will explain the process, taking you from the time of initial claim through the point of trial and verdict.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, Personal Injury of Florida will file a lawsuit on your behalf seeking compensation for your personal injuries. Call them today at (844) 355-PIFL or 561-507-5700 and retain the Palm Beach Gardens injury attorneys of choice when it comes to personal injury litigation cases.