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What Are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

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Lawyers for Accident Injury Victims in Springfield, Decatur, and Champaign, Illinois

If you are like most people, driving is a part of your everyday life. Due to the amount of time you spend behind the wheel and the number of other vehicles on the road, chances are that you will be involved in some sort of car accident during your lifetime. Collisions come in many different varieties, ranging from a slight bump to a multi-vehicle pileup. No matter the severity of an accident, it can lead to injuries that can affect your life and your finances. To make sure you can be repaid for the damages you have suffered, you will want to work with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.

At Kanoski Bresney, we provide legal help to victims of car accidents and other types of personal injuries, and we provide strong advocacy to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for the harm they and their families have experienced. Over our law firm's 40-year history, we have helped our clients recover more than $400 million in compensation. We can put this experience to work for you, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Most motor vehicles weigh several thousand pounds, and whether they are moving at low or high speeds, they have a great deal of momentum, which can cause serious injuries in a car accident. Even when a vehicle's seat belts, airbags, or other safety systems are functioning correctly, the impact of a collision can injure drivers and passengers. Truck accidents can be especially dangerous for people in passenger vehicles, and motorcyclists or pedestrians who are struck by a vehicle are likely to suffer catastrophic injuries.

Some of the most common injuries that occur in car accidents include:

  • Whiplash - The jolting motion of a collision can cause a person's head to snap back and forth, resulting in damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck. This can lead to chronic pain and limited range of motion, and in severe cases where the vertebrae in the neck are damaged, a person may experience numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in different parts of their body.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) - A person may strike their head on the steering wheel, the windows or frame of their vehicle, or other people or objects inside their car. Injuries to the brain can have long-lasting effects, including memory loss, dizziness, problems with balance and coordination, mood disorders, or cognitive impairment.
  • Spine injuries - Damage to the backbone or spinal cord can be debilitating, and in some cases, they can lead to permanent disability. If the spine is damaged or severed, a person may suffer paralysis in some or all of their body. Herniated discs or other types of damage to the spine can lead to chronic pain or loss of mobility.
  • Fractures - Multiple different bones may be broken in a collision, including arms, wrists, legs, hips, or ribs. In some cases, a bone fracture can affect a person's ability to work, and recovery can take several months.
  • Internal injuries - If a person suffers organ damage in an accident or experiences internal bleeding, they may need emergency surgery, and in some cases, they may require an organ transplant.
  • Sprains and dislocated joints - The impact of a collision can result in dislocated or sprained shoulders, wrists, knees, or hips. In addition to experiencing significant pain, a victim may need physical therapy to return to normalcy after this type of injury.
  • Emotional trauma - The psychological injuries a person can experience in a car accident should not be underestimated. Many victims experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can affect their ability to conduct daily activities and their enjoyment of life.

Contact Our Peoria County Car Accident Attorneys

Whether you have been in a relatively minor accident or a major collision, Kanoski Bresney can help you address your injuries and receive payment from those who were responsible. We will make sure you get the respect, response, and results you need. Contact us by calling 888-826-8682 or 888-U-COUNT-2 to set up your free consultation today. We provide legal help to car accident injury victims in Illinois, including Sangamon, Macon, Champaign, McLean, Peoria, Schuyler, Tazewell, and McDonough Counties, including Bloomington, Pekin, Champaign, Rushville, Springfield, Peoria, Decatur, and Quincy.

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