Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that more than three million people are injured every year in car collisions across the US. Each car collision is different and the resulting injuries can vary greatly. Some injuries are obvious and don’t require medical attention and go away relatively quickly. Others may not develop for weeks or months after the collision and can require extensive medical treatment, even lifelong care. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, speak to a Las Vegas personal injury attorney immediately.
There are two general categories car collision injuries are placed in. The first category is impact injuries. These are typically caused by direct contact with a person’s body and the interior of the car. The other category is penetrating injuries. These injuries include cuts, scrapes, and impalements. Shattered glass can cause a penetrating injury by creating lesions on the victim. Whatever injury you may fall into, it’s important you speak to a Las Vegas car crash lawyer who has experience fighting and winning fair compensation.
The number one tip in preventing injuries is to wear a seat belt. Though, during a car accident it may be uncomfortable and cause chest bruising or even a broken collarbone, being without is likely to have much more serious results. Seat belts keep passengers in one spot. When you aren’t wearing a seat belt, you may be thrown from the vehicle or tossed about within. Being tossed into the air during a crash certainly isn’t desirable – who knows what’s going on with traffic and inanimate objects outside the car. If a person is thrown about inside the car, they become dangerous to others and are much more likely to sustain broken bones and head injuries.
If you’ve been in a car collision and are suffering from a related injury, be sure to contact a trustworthy and experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Many attorneys will review your case free of charge and can tell you whether you have a chance in court. Medical bills can be substantial and care can take a lot longer than you may think. It’s in your best interest to try to receive whatever financial assistance you’re entitled to for the sake of your health and future.
For over 15 years, Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers have been fighting for victims of accidents throughout Nevada. We understand how life-altering a car accident can be so we do everything in our power to get you the best results. Give us a call at (702) 384-1414 or contact us online.