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Common Injuries Sustained in Tulsa Car Accidents

Posted on August 11, 2016

Over 37,000 people die as the result of car accidents every year, with an additional 2.35 million more suffering injuries or disabilities in the United States. There are many causes of car accidents, with the most prevalent being distracted driving, speeding, drunken driving, reckless driving, and weather. There are also other reasons for accidents such as failing to follow traffic laws, improper turning, road rage, street racing, tired driving and accidents due to design defects. Accidents can produce injuries that range in degree, from a cut or a bruise to permanent traumatic brain injury.

Minor Injuries

The most common type of injury resulting from a car accident involves soft tissue injuries, which are those injuries to the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues in the body. These are injuries that may involve strained muscles, sprains, and bruises. Knee injuries from car accidents are common and can result in ruptures to the ACL and MCL muscles. Doctors also report seeing injuries to the rotator cuff, due to the pull of a seatbelt restraint on the impact of the accident. A more severe injury suffered to the tissue can result from whiplash, and cause strain in your back and neck, the symptoms of which may get worse the few days following the accident.

Serious Injuries

Unfortunately, some accidents can result in more dramatic injuries that can be permanent or may take extended amounts of time to rehabilitate. Depending on the impact and nature of the crash, some drivers can experience spinal cord injuries that result in either partial or complete paralysis.

In more severe accidents, traumatic brain injuries can typically result. The most common brain and head injuries are those closed head injuries such as hematomas, which is bleeding in the brain, concussions and bruising the brain. Based on the severity, some of these injuries will result in brain damage that is irreversible. It is also common that actual cracks in the skull occur as well. With both of these injuries, medical expenses can get quite costly, quite quickly, thus it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney to help advocate for your entitlement to adequate medical compensation for current and future expenses from the injuring party.

Tulsa Car Accident Lawyer

If your family member or loved one has been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys at the office of Charles Bryan Alred, PC. We are eager to begin working on your case immediately and we understand the difficulties that come with personal injuries. To schedule a meeting with our firm, contact us by calling (918)745-9960.