With so many laws that govern driver behavior, you would think that motor-vehicle collisions would be few and far between. Sadly, car accidents are still a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
There were over 35,000 reported traffic fatalities in 2015, and 320 of them occurred in Iowa, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even more alarming, another 2.4 million people were seriously injured in collisions that same year.
Those injuries take many forms. While some are easily detectable, such as broken bones and deep lacerations, others have subtle or latent symptoms. A head injury, for example, might take days to become apparent, and you may not recognize the severity of a back injury until several weeks have passed.
No matter how carefully you drive, you are at risk of a crash due to someone else’s recklessness. If you were injured in a collision that you did not caused, turn to an experienced Cedar Rapids accident lawyer at Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC.
You you may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, property repairs, and other damages. Call 319-393-1020 for a free initial consultation.
What Are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?
Whether it is a rear-ending, roll-over or head-on collision, research shows that in most cases, the drivers themselves are at least partly at fault. A report by Stanford Law School shows that some form of human error is to blame for between 90 and 93 percent of car accidents.
Because there are countless factors that contribute to car accidents, there are limitless ways that a collision might happen, and a serious wreck can damage almost any part of your body. The six most common car accident injuries are:
- Blunt force trauma to the head or chest;
- Whiplash, which can cause a concussion and other brain injuries;
- Internal bleeding after impact to the abdomen or pelvis;
- Damage to the spinal cord, resulting in stiffness, pain or paralysis;
- Psychological harm, including post-traumatic stress disorder; and
- Broken bones and torn ligaments in the limbs.
Because so many road accidents are the result of human errors, the best way to avoid a crash is to take full responsibility for your own actions and to do what you can to predict and avoid other drivers’ reckless behaviors. But if you are involved in a crash that you could not have avoided, contact a Cedar Rapids personal injury attorney at Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC to discuss your legal options.
Even minor injuries can leave you sidelined from work with steep medical bills. Our accident lawyers understand the financial, physical, and psychological impacts a serious injury can have on the entire family, and we will aggressively help you fight for a fair settlement.
Call 319-393-1020 for your free initial consultation. To learn more about car accident injury claims, visit the USAttorneys website.
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1921 51st Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402