Common Injuries in Car Accidents
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Car accidents occur frequently in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. While some accidents only cause slight property damage, many cause bodily injuries. Regardless of whether a car accident causes minor injuries or serious harm, victims have the right to compensation from the party responsible for the crash.
The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help. Car accident attorney Eric Beasley is a dedicated Nashville car accident lawyer with the skills and experience needed to fight for the compensation you deserve. He has helped thousands of injury victims during more than 20 years of practice and is proud of the referrals he continues to receive from former clients.
Victims can suffer serious injuries
Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, but some injuries occur more commonly than others. For example, the force of impact in car accidents often causes cervical strain and back injuries. Back and neck injuries are usually treated with physical and occupational therapy and corticosteroid injections.
Additionally, many people involved in car accidents strike their heads against a portion of the car, which can cause concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, such as subdural hematomas and hemorrhages. Brain injuries can be difficult to treat, and in many instances, require emergency surgeries, followed by therapy.
Many people involved in car accidents also sustain fractures and torn tendons and ligaments. Bruising and delayed bruising often occur along with whiplash from a car accident. Whiplash is a type of neck injury and one of the most misunderstood car injuries as well.
In addition, car accidents not only cause physical harm, but they also frequently cause psychological harm, as well. Many car accident victims suffer from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
See a doctor right away and get medical treatment
It’s very important to seek immediate medical care right away after a serious car accident. Even if you feel fine, you could have a brain injury or life-threatening internal injury and not even realize it. That’s why it’s critical that you have a doctor examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong.
People injured in a car accident may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and home health care. Medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. This can be financially stressful for victims, especially if injuries left them unable to work and there is less income coming in.
People injured in car accidents often seek damages from the party that caused the accident in a civil lawsuit. While car accidents may be caused by dangerous roads or defective vehicles, in most cases, they are caused by negligent driving. For example, a driver may have been speeding, texting or driving under the influence of alcohol.
Holding negligent parties accountable
The problem is that negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and insurance companies use many tactics to try to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who can fight for your rights.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We review accident reports and other documentation, gather evidence, interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Attorney Beasley determines the full extent of your injuries and demands appropriate compensation. This includes compensation for current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages and other damages you may have suffered, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Nashville, learn more about how attorney Eric Beasley can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We can review the details of your injuries, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have.