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What are some of the Typical Injuries After a Louisville Motor Vehicle Accident

What are some of the typical injuries after a Louisville motor vehicle accident?  How can you recover the costs associated with a personal injury after a car, truck or motorcycle accident?  Do you have a case?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the leading cause of injury in the United States is a motor vehicle accident.  The CDC reports more than 2.5 million Americans are transported to the emergency room following an accident and, of those, 200,000 are hospitalized each year.  Millions more suffer injuries which do not require transport after an accident.  In these cases, symptoms may not appear for several weeks or even months.  This is why it is important to visit an urgent care or see your primary physician for a thorough medical examination after any collision.

Some of the typical injuries after a Louisville motor vehicle accident include:

Soft Tissue Injuries – one of the most common injuries in a motor vehicle is damage to the soft tissue of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments.  These injuries often occur in the neck and spine as the body is lashed violently during the impact of an accident.  Small tears in the discs which separate the vertebrae in the spinal column allow the fluid inside of a disc to seep out over time resulting in extreme discomfort and ultimate disability.

Broken Bones and Fractures – broken ribs, arms and knees are common injuries as the body absorbs the energy of the impact and makes contact with various obstacles within the vehicle during impact.

Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI – you don’t have to necessarily lose consciousness to suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Concussion and TBI are the result of the head impacting the side supports, steering column, dashboard or windshield of the vehicle upon impact.

Internal Injuries – During impact, the body continues to move at speed in the original direction until the force of the collision violently shifts the torso.  Even if safety restraints deploy or hold you in place the forces of a crash or flying debris within the vehicle can impact the body resulting in damage to internal organs and internal bleeding.

These are a few of the typical injuries after a Louisville motor vehicle accident and if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky you have a case.  The experienced personal injury attorneys at HLH work to establish liability and seek financial compensation from those responsible to recover costs for past, present and future medical expenses and treatment, as well as lost wages and the pain and suffering associated with your injuries and recovery.  If you have suffered injury in a motor vehicle accident contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys personally for a free consultation to learn more.  There is no cost to you out of pocket for our representation.  We work on a contingency fee basis.

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