Injuries That Can Occur From An Auto Accident
Types of Automobile Injuries in West Virginia
There are many ways that drivers and passengers may be injured in an auto accident. Minor injuries, which may be undetectable at first, may be healed with only a few doctor visits. Serious injuries may be catastrophic, and have an impact on quality of life, permanently.
Your available compensation may depend on who is at fault, and the extent of your injuries. Some of the more common types of auto accident injuries are:
What may be a simple bump between two cars may actually result in some serious trauma to your neck. It can be a relatively minor injury to treat, often after just a few doctor visits, but sometimes can return to bother you later in life, if left untreated.
Even a mild concussion can cause brain trauma. If you have suffered a concussion or a more traumatic brain injury, it may result in symptoms that can affect you for the rest of your life, or create the need for long-term care. Let us review your specific situation and explore what compensation may be possible.
A broken bone can have a lengthier recovery period, and impact your ability to work. We may be able to help you recover lost wages.
Injuries to the spinal cord may bring health problems that can last a lifetime, requiring extended specialist care. If you are experiencing difficulty with your health insurer about the cost of caring for your injuries, give us a call today.
Scarring and seatbelt injuries
An accident that includes broken glass or ripped metal can also result in cuts and lacerations from glass, metal, and seatbelts. While these safety features can save your life, they may contribute to scars that could become permanent. If plastic surgery is needed, your costs may be recoverable.
Another driver’s negligence could mean the death of your loved one. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, emotional damages for pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Neck and back injuries
Motor vehicle accidents may result in extended doctor visits to treat a spine that becomes misaligned, sprains, or a ruptured disc that may require surgery. When you have extended treatment, get in touch with an attorney to review your options.
West Virginia law places a two-year limit on auto accident injury claims. A skilled personal injury attorney from Bailey Legal Services will review your case immediately and give you expert advice on how to proceed. Damages are pursued and you receive compensation promptly.