Although there are many injuries that a victim may sustain in an auto accident, some are more severe than others. Potentially life-threatening, and often life-altering, these severe injuries can result in extreme financial losses and may even cause financial devastation for the victim and their family. Learn more about these injuries, including how you can recover the most compensation possible, with help from the following information.
Severe Head Injuries
Of all the head injuries that a victim may sustain, traumatic brain injury is the most common. It can also be extremely deadly since it is easy to overlook. Victims may not have an open wound, bruise, or bump. In fact, they may not have even hit their head since traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden jarring of the brain, not necessarily a blow to the head. If you notice symptoms of confusion, loss of consciousness, persistent headaches, or other strange symptoms, contact a healthcare professional immediately. Victims may also sustain a skull fracture or a penetrating head wound, both of which could be fatal – especially when not promptly treated.
Penetrating Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Any penetration of the body is typically considered a medical emergency, but those involving the chest or abdominal area can quickly turn into a fatal situation. The lungs, heart, bowels, heart, major blood vessels and arteries, liver, kidneys, are all contained within these areas of the body. If you or someone you love is killed or severely injured by a penetrating wound, ensure you seek qualified legal assistance with your personal injury claim.
Broken Bones and Facial Fractures
Broken bones and facial fractures might not seem like potentially fatal injuries, but they are. For example, a broken rib can puncture internal organs. Of course, most do not end in fatality, but in serious injury. They can take months to heal, and in some cases, may require physical therapy or repeated surgeries to repair. Such extensive treatment may be factored into a personal injury case, so it is important that victims seek legal assistance with their claims.
Contact Our Will County Auto Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has experienced a serious or fatal injury in an auto accident, contact Mevorah Law Offices LLC for assistance. Dedicated and backed by over 200 years of combined experience, our Will County auto accident attorneys can fight for you. In every situation, we pursue the most compensation possible. Schedule a free consultation by calling 815-726-9200.