What are some of the typical injuries in a Mission Viejo car 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 even though they were not transported for medical attention immediately after an accident. In these cases, many of the injury victim’s symptoms may not appear for several weeks or even months. This is why it is so important to visit an urgent care or see your primary physician for a thorough medical examination after any collision.
Some of the typical injuries in a Mission Viejo car accident include:
Broken Bones and Fractures – broken knees, arms and ribs are common injuries as the body absorbs the energy of the impact and makes contact with various obstacles within the vehicle during the collision.
Soft Tissue Injury – one of the most common injuries in a motor vehicle accident is damage to the soft tissue of the body including ligaments, tendons and muscle tissue. These injuries consistently appear weeks after the accident due to the violent lashing of the neck and spine during any accident. Small tears or “herniations” in the discs which provide padding and separate the vertebrae in the spinal column allow the fluid inside of a disc to seep out over time resulting in extreme pain and ultimately a disabling condition.
Internal Injuries – At the moment of impact, the body of the occupants within a vehicle continues to move at speed in the original direction of the vehicle’s travel until the force of the collision violently shifts the the body’s direction. Even if you are wearing seat belts or the air bags in your deploy, the forces of any impact or flying debris within the vehicle can slam into the body resulting in damage to internal organs and internal bleeding.
While these are some of the typical injuries in a Mission Viejo car accident even a seemingly small injury can lead to painful and expensive consequences. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Mission Viejo or anywhere in Orange County, LA or Southern California due to someone else’s negligence you have a case.
The Law Firm of Rivers Morrell aggressively seeks 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 us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with Rivers personally for a free consultation and to learn more about your case. There is no cost to you out of pocket for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.