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Charleston Car Crash Lawyers Detail the Types of Car Accident Injuries

Take your injury seriously with our Charleston car accident attorneys

Our Charleston car accident lawyers have heard heartbreaking and disturbing stories from crash victims who were injured in collisions caused by someone else. Most people who get seriously injured in a car accident never expect it to happen to them, and now they face an uphill journey as they try to recover. Unfortunately, many of these people will endure challenges they could never imagine, including stacks of expenses related to their accident, lost income from missed time at work, physical therapy, pain, suffering, and a negative effect on their overall quality of life.

If you were injured in a collision that was someone else's fault, our Charleston car crash attorneys can help you get compensated for all your accident-related expenses. Whether you suffered a minor injury or were seriously hurt, our lawyers will be understanding of your needs and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Contact an attorney from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Charleston today for a free consultation.

Charleston car accident lawyers explain how you can get hurt in a crash

In the blink of an eye, a car accident can cause you to lose your job, career, physical independence, overall health, and more. You could be in constant pain or suffer from debilitating symptoms that make your life a daily struggle ─ all because of someone who was negligent and crashed into you. No car accident is the same, and every crash can result in all sorts of different injuries, some serious, some that may only require treatment for a short time. No matter what type of injury you sustained in your crash, our Charleston car accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for all your damages.

Some of the more frequent types of injuries our lawyers see people suffer in collisions include:

  • Whiplash: The most common injury associated with rear-end collisions, whiplash happens when a person's head and neck are violently thrashed back and forth or side to side in a whipping motion. This unnatural range of motion causes damage to a person's neck and back, with symptoms sometimes taking days or weeks to manifest. Common symptoms of whiplash include: pain and stiffness in the neck; headaches; shoulder and/or arm pain; arm numbness; dizziness; feeling nauseous; jaw pain; and blurry vision. If you've sustained whiplash from a collision, contact our Charleston car accident lawyers as soon as possible.
  • Brain Injuries: Car accidents are violent, and many times people smash or bang their heads against things when they have a serious accident. A blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion, which occurs when a person's brain smashes against the inside of the skull. Symptoms to watch for include: losing consciousness; seizures; clear fluid leaking out of the ear or nose; headaches; nausea; vomiting; dizziness; feeling disorientated; loss of coordination; memory loss; irritability; and lack of focus. If you were in a crash and suffered a head or brain injury, our Charleston car crash attorneys can help.
  • Back and Spine Injuries: A car accident can cause back muscle strains and sprains, herniated disks, spinal cord damage, and broken bones in the back. These are often painful and debilitating injuries, with some spinal cord injuries resulting in permanent paralysis. If you suffered an injury to your back or spine in a collision, our Charleston car wreck lawyers can help you get the compensation you entitled to.
  • Fractured or broken bones: Even if you wear your seatbelt and your vehicle comes equipped with airbags, there's a chance you could suffer fractured or broken bones if you get into a car accident. A person's wrists, legs, arms, pelvis, and back are all susceptible to breaks and fractures, and if you happen to suffer a compound fracture where the broken bone rips through the skin, you could sustain a serious infection.
  • Contusions and lacerations: Glass and metal can slash, tear, and rip through skin like a knife, causing painful gashes, cuts, and wounds that can get infected if left untreated. If deep enough, a laceration can result in permanent scarring. The force of a collision can also cause serious bruising, which can be painful.
  • Emotional trauma: A car wreck can be a jarring and shocking event in a person's life that results in lasting mental anguish and emotional stress. Post-traumatic stress disorder is common in crash victims and can negatively affect a person's mood and sleep. Those who experience PTSD often need to undergo counseling and therapy.

Let a Charleston car accident attorney get compensation for your injury

If you've been injured in a wreck that was caused by someone else, you shouldn't be expected to pay for all your damages. Insurance adjusters will often try to play hardball with injured crash victims because they know those people are in a vulnerable position. They have unpaid medical bills. Their vehicle needs to be repaired. They have lost income from missed time at work. And any kind financial compensation an insurance company offers at this point may be too tempting to pass up.

Unfortunately, our Charleston car accident lawyers have seen injured crash victims accept settlement offers too quickly and cost themselves significantly. Remember, once you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company, you can't go back and ask for more compensation. You have one chance to get the financial reimbursement you need and deserve, and that's why securing the services of our Charleston car crash attorneys is so important.

Our lawyers understand how insurance adjusters operate and know how to negotiate with them. If they refuse to cooperate, we aren't afraid to represent you in the courtroom. Take a stand and fight back with the help of a Charleston car accident lawyer. Contact an attorney from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Charleston today for a free consultation.

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