According to the National Law Review, some of the most common injuries associated with automobile injuries include whiplash, concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and neck/back injuries. Auto accidents pose a significant risk to all drivers. The NHTSA reports that car accidents were responsible for nearly 2.6 million injuries in the United States during 2006.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children, and older adults. The CDC also states that the effects of TBI can include impairments related to thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but also can have lasting effects on families and communities. These injuries often cause long-term, if not permanent, damage, and can impair a person’s ability to be self-reliant. Our team has the experience needed to establish liability and obtain just compensation for your loss when it can be achieved under Florida Law. A concussion is a milder form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can result from blows causing the head to move back and forth rapidly. While concussions are generally less threatening and can be recovered with time, the symptoms and complications associated with this injury can result in considerable medical costs and more lost work time. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH), whiplash can be defined as a soft tissue injury to the neck and is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion. Many people are able to recover from the injury within a month, however, some continue to suffer from headaches and residual neck pain for an extended period of time, possibly even years. Lingering limited range of motion resulting from whiplash can leave some with permanent, serious repercussions for their day-to-day life. Other neck and back injuries can result in life-long complications, as well as tremendous costs for initial medical bills, and enduring costs of chiropractic or pain treatments.
When you or a loved one are injured in a motor vehicle accident, it can be a hassle to sort through the ins and outs of personal injury claims, especially when that stress is compounded by the burdens of medical bills or income losses associated with an injury. Fortunately, our team of personal injury attorneys at Moody Law are experienced in pursuing justice. We are committed to protecting your rights and will work tirelessly to help ensure that you and your family obtain the financial compensation that you deserve. It may be possible to obtain compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Polk County, contact our Lakeland and Bartow offices today.