Orange County, CA attorney Daniel C. Carlton has decades of experience providing compassionate and knowledgeable representation for people facing serious car accident injuries. He knows that in a flash car wrecks can lead to devastating injuries that can turn your world upside down. From broken bones and internal damage to head and neck problems, injuries in auto accidents can result in months, years or even a lifetime of pain and suffering.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 20,225 people were killed or injured in Orange County accidents in 2012. Injuries from rear-end crashes, head-on collisions, side-impact wrecks and roll-overs on freeways like the 605, the 405, the 710, the 110, the Costa Mesa and the Foothill Corridor can be severe. They include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussions
- Broken Neck or Back
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Bone Fractures
- Cervical Dystonia (Spasmodic Torticollis)
- Airbag Tinnitus
- Other Ear Injuries
- Internal Organ Damage
Many people might think a concussion is not serious, but it is a brain injury that can have a grave impact on the victim. Car wrecks are the cause of more than 50 percent of all reported TBIs. Symptoms of a car accident brain injury may be difficult to recognize because victims may sustain such injuries after their heads strike a hard object such as a windshield or steering wheel. The injury is not always apparent, because the skull may not have been penetrated.
Broken Neck or Back
Whiplash is one of the common terms for a neck injury in a car accident and refers to damage to the soft tissues in the neck. But neck and back injuries can be complicated. Sometimes the injury in the back is a result of damage to the discs and these types of injuries may not be apparent for months after the accident.
Damage to the spine from a car accident is one of the most serious types of injuries a victim can sustain. This type of life-altering injury may be a result of the spinal cord being severed, which can result in paralysis. One form of paralysis, paraplegia, refers to the loss of sensation in the lower half of the body. Another form, quadriplegia, refers to paralysis of all four limbs.
A broken bone in a car accident is a common injury. Some typical fractures may involve injuries to the face or skull, which may occur in a head-on collision. Femur fractures (a break to the thigh bone), may be difficult to repair and require long-term rehabilitation. Other fractures include breaks to the rib, hip, pelvis, wrists and clavicle (collar bone). While some types of bone breaks are more serious than others, any type of fracture can result in limited motion and may affect the victim's ability to work and perform routine household tasks.
This is a movement disorder that is characterized by involuntary contraction of the neck muscles. Your head may twist or turn to one side uncontrollably. This disorder has no cure. While one type of dystonia has genetic components, another form called acquired dystonia, or secondary dystonia, can result from a car accident.
Airbags recently have been in the news for causing serious and fatal injuries because of a product defect, one type of injury involves hearing loss due to deployment of an airbag. Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in the ears that may become permanent after an accident involving airbag deployment.
The force of impact from a car accident can result in damage to the inner ear. Sometimes, such injuries may be related to a brain injury. If you hit your head against an object in a car accident, you may sustain trauma to the inner ear. This not only may affect your hearing, but may have an impact on your ability to balance. Symptoms include vertigo (feel like the room is spinning), dizziness or unsteadiness on your feet.
Internal injuries, such as damage to the spleen, lungs, liver, hear and other essential organs, may result from an auto accident. Often, a rib fracture may cause an internal injury, such as a punctured lung. These types of injuries may not be immediately apparent, which is why it's critical to get prompt medical attention after a car wreck.
One of the most frightening types of car accident injuries, a coma can happen in an accident in which a victim suffers a hypoxic event, a condition in which the brain is deprived of oxygen. A coma can result in a long-term and expensive hospitalization. Recovery can be difficult. The future can be unclear and scary for family members. Attorney Dan Carlton and his team can help by fighting for the money you need to pay medical bills and cover other expenses.
Daniel C. Carlton Can Help you recover from accident injuries
Even victims of severe crash injuries can end up with disputed car accident insurance claims that require an aggressive car accident lawyer to fight for their justice. The knowledgeable, understanding staff at the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton knows you are hurting and can help you help get the compensation you rightfully deserve so you can recover, physically and financially. Call us today at (949) 757-0707 or contact us online for a free case evaluation about your personal injury. Every discussion is personalized and confidential and you pay nothing unless you win!
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