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Common Accident Injuries a California Personal Injury Attorney Usually Handles

December 20, 2021 
by LA Injury Group

Accidents cause different kinds of injuries, from minor to catastrophic. Each part of the body will suffer various injuries with distinctive degrees. A Los Angeles, California personal injury lawyer handles different cases of accidents to help unfortunate victims. 

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Car Accident Injuries

When cars or other vehicle crashes, the driving force applied to the body has limited resistance to those impacts. Also, the impact of the vehicle’s interior can affect the body. The victims usually endue injuries, such as:

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries occur because of abrupt jumpy movement. Damage to the cervical spine, thoracic spine, or lumbar spine can impair or sever the spinal cord. It could also cause paralysis from the neck or from the waist.    

Neck Injuries

Whiplash is the most common neck injury a car accident victim will experience. The muscles and ligaments surrounding the spine become damaged. It includes the nerves or discs in and around the medulla spinalis or spinal cord. Neck injuries can also result from physical abuse, sports accidents, and other trauma types, such as a fall.

Chest Injuries

Chest injuries occur because of the seatbelt’s force hinged on the sternum. It can also be due to the slamming with the steering wheel, particularly when the victim didn’t wear a seatbelt. 

Knee Injuries

A victim may suffer knee injuries when hitting the vehicle’s interior below the dashboard. Moreover, it can be due to extreme twisting of legs or hyper-extension. It may also include fractures to the patella or knee caps. It’s also possible that the ligaments in the knees will tear. 

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries happen because of outstretched arms that grasp the steering wheel. This can cause the tendons or rotator cuffs to tear. Furthermore, whiplash can create subacromial impingement syndrome.

Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

When slip and fall accidents happen, a victim may suffer different injuries. It includes:

Head Injuries

Head injuries occur when the head knocks on a hard surface after a hard fall. The victim can suffer traumatic brain injuries which can cause great damage to the brain.

Hip and Pelvis Injuries

It includes a fracture on the femur’s proximal and upper part, acetabulum, or portion of the pelvis. Dislocation of the hip is also possible. 

Bone Fractures

Cracks on bones occur because of the body’s forceful impact on the ground or any hard surface or objects. The victim may twist or outstretch his arms to brace himself. 

Spinal Injuries

A victim may sustain spinal injuries because of forceful trauma to the spine due to an impact on the ground. It can also be because of the twisting movement or attempt to stand up after a fall. 

Industrial Equipment Accident Injuries

Injuries happen in this accident because of using a faulty product or piece of equipment. Victims usually suffer:

Burning Injuries

It involves electrical burns, thermal, chemical burns. This is due to using a hazardous piece of equipment or machinery on the workplace.

Degloving Injuries

Avulsions are one of the common injuries a victim sustain. An example of this is the tearing away of a substantial portion of the skin from the primary tissues.

Amputation and Crush Injuries

These injuries involve impairment, complete or partial loss of legs, arms, feet, or toes.  This is due to insufficient point of operating guards. It’s also because of other safety systems on industrial machineries. Victims may get entangled on the cables caught between the heavy equipment.

Medical Malpractice

This pertains to the medical staff’s negligence that can cause serious injuries. Negligence include surgical errors, birth injury, improper treatment, and misdiagnosis, among others. These cases are complex and it’s crucial that you hire a California personal injury lawyer.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when a victim died because of a catastrophic accident due to someone else’s negligence. It usually manifests from auto accidents and truck crashes to name a few. 

Recoverable Damages You May Get from Personal Injury Case

If you sustain injuries in an accident, you have the right to have compensation. The amount you will receive depends on the severity of your injuries. 

Special Damages

This compensation intends to recompense you for the financial losses due to your injuries. It includes medical expenses and loss of income. 

General Damages

This compensation will rectify you for the non-financial ramifications of your injury. However, this is difficult to prove. Hiring a skilled California personal injury lawyer can help prove your injuries are due to the negligence of another person.

Punitive Damages

The judge awards this damage to the plaintiff because of the defendant’s mischievous behavior. It could be that the defendant intentionally harms the victim. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with the Best California Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffer injuries because of another individual’s negligence, the LA Injury Group can help you. Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers will be glad to assist you in every way they can. 

Call us today at (877) 678-4689, and let’s discuss your case at no obligation. We work on a contingency basis, meaning no win, no pay.

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