Common Injuries Suffered in Alaska Car Accidents
April 11, 2022
According to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3 million people are injured in automobile accidents every year in the United States. Major injuries that result from car accidents tend to have a detrimental effect on a person’s life. They can force you out of work for a prolonged period, thus creating financial strain and stress. They can cause debilitating pain and suffering, thus potentially resulting in severe exhaustion and unwanted lifestyle changes. Approximately 94% of all traffic accidents in the United States are found to have been caused by driver negligence of some sort., according to the International Highway Loss Data Institute.
In the event that you have suffered injuries in an Alaska car accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, you deserve skilled and experienced legal representation that will allow you to exercise your legal rights as an injured accident victim. Exercising your legal rights includes the collection of full and fair financial compensation for your incurred injuries and losses.
The Law Office of Jason Skala has been successfully protecting and preserving the rights of injured accident victims and their families for many years. We boast a successful track record and believe in treating our clients like family, which means you will receive the utmost respect and compassionate treatment while you’re working with us. If you are in search of a skilled and experienced Alaska personal injury lawyer, Jason Skala may be the right choice for you.
Injuries that May Result from An Alaska Car Accident
Driving requires a certain level of skill and attention coupled with a significant level of trust and confidence in the people around you who are operating other vehicles on the road. We all travel in thousand-pound vehicles at high speeds in close proximity to one another. It does not come as a surprise that when someone decides to act negligently behind the wheel the results can be catastrophic.
From our vast experience with numerous Alaska car accident cases, we have compiled a list of the most common injuries we encounter, accompanied by explanations concerning their nature and treatment.
Brain and Head Injuries: Approximately 17% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) suffered in the US are the result of a traffic accident. TBIs can result in serious repercussions such as bruising, swelling, or brain bleeding, concussions, skull fracture/penetrating injury, and recurring TBIs. Brain injuries can affect every other function in the body. Any type of head injury suffered in a car accident should be followed up with an immediate medical assessment from a qualified professional. Brain injuries often affect every aspect of a person’s life. Damages that can be collected in a brain injury include but are not limited to medical bills, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Neck and Back Injuries: Although the neck and spine are designed for flexibility, sudden movements like the ones caused by car accidents often cause the spine to move unnaturally which can damage it. Some common neck and back injuries that can result from an accident include whiplash, neck/back strain, cervical fracture, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae. These types of injuries can result in a lifetime of lingering pain which can interfere with a person’s ability to live their life and work. A skilled lawyer will factor in the cost of any lifelong disability, such as lost opportunities or wages, along with the cost of your treatment into a settlement for you to collect.
Facial Injuries: Minor injuries to the face include superficial scrapes, bruises, and cuts. More serious facial injuries include bone fractures, deep lacerations, jaw damage, and dental injuries. The most common facial injuries often suffered in car accidents in Alaska include lacerations, bruises, broken facial bones, dislocated jaws. Aside from being extremely painful, facial injuries often cause a high level of psychological stress for obvious reasons. These types of injuries allow for different types of compensation collection, such as emotional distress. If an injury you suffered due to someone else’s carelessness causes you genuine emotional distress and/or anxiety, you should be compensated for your troubles.
The Law Office of Jason Skala believes in providing innocent traffic accident victims and their families with relief as quickly and completely as possible. We do not believe an injured accident victim should ever be forced to pay for their injuries and losses, which basically adds insult to injury. We believe you, the injured crash victim, should be compensated for the difficult consequences your injuries created in the event that they were the result of a negligent party’s actions. Call our law firm today in order to speak with a skilled and reputable attorney concerning your own personal injury case.