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What are Common Car Accident Injuries Lawyers Handle?

We handle Ohio car accidents involving head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and more

Injuries caused by car accidents can change your life in an instant. If you or a loved one sustains a serious injury, your whole family could be affected. Not being able to move normally, not being able to work and other life-changing events often are the result of auto accident injuries.

We understand what you're going through at Gervelis Law Firm, having represented numerous clients injured in car wrecks or dealing with the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident. If you were injured, you will want to focus on getting better. Let us handle the details of your claim.

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    What are common auto accident injuries?

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    Why you need to get started with your injury claim right now

    Some injury victims wait to contact an attorney after an accident. They want to take the time to focus on their recovery. Who wants to deal with insurance companies and other red tape after an accident?

    But delaying action would be a big mistake. Contact us today. We'll handle the details on your behalf. We can deal with the police reports and other paperwork associated with your accident and negotiate directly with insurance companies on your behalf. That way, you and your family can concentrate on your health and getting better.

    Don't underestimate the seriousness of your injury accident. You only have two years to obtain compensation for your crash under Ohio law. That might seem like a long time, but building a strong legal case takes time, hard work and dedication.

    Head Injuries

    The consequences of head injuries can be severe. While the skull protects the brain from minor blows, the force involved in car accidents often results in serious injuries to the brain (known as traumatic brain injuries or TBI). A head injury might be diagnosed as a mild concussion, but don't ignore a blow to the head in a car wreck. That's because the severity of the head injury might not be immediately apparent and can worsen with time. The symptoms of a head injury include headaches and dizziness. In more severe cases, you might experience bleeding, loss of consciousness, blurred vision, slurred speech, extreme drowsiness and confusion. Seek medical treatment immediately if you have symptoms of a brain injury.

    Our knowledgeable Ohio head injury attorneys have years of experience dealing with many different types of head injuries, including closed head injuries (no break in the skin), open head injuries (damage penetrates the skull), concussion (brain shaken and bruised) and scalp wounds.

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    Neck Injuries

    More than 3 million people each year sustain whiplash injuries in car accidents.
Source: Spine Research Institute of San DiegoAmong the most common car accident injuries, neck injuries often occur and can cause serious pain and other physical problems. Unfortunately, some injury victims don't seek medical treatment or legal advice. They might consider their neck injury to be minor. This is especially true for whiplash injury victims.

    Whiplash refers to a neck injury caused by violent forward and backward movement of the neck, and is often caused by rear-end car accidents. Insurance company adjusters might dismiss whiplash injuries as minor or "made up." Whiplash is a term that has gotten a bad reputation among the public over the years. But our experience shows that these types of neck injuries can have a long-term impact on the victim's life. Whiplash injury victims suffer serious pain and deserve to be compensated for their injury.

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    Back Injuries

    Some of the most common types of back injuries caused by car accidents include:

    • Back sprain
    • Torn back muscle
    • Ruptured disc
    • Herniated disc
    • Broken back bone

    Depending on the location and severity of the back injury, you might experience a temporary or permanent disability. The injury may leave you immobilized for weeks, months or years. In some cases, back injury victims cannot work and experience severe financial hardship.

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    Spinal Cord Injuries

    Injuries to the spine caused by car accidents can instantly change a person's life forever. Depending on the location of the injury on the spine, someone who sustains a spinal cord injury might not be able to move their legs or arms ever again.

    In many cases, spinal cord injury victims experience temporary or permanent paralysis. There are two main types of paralysis: quadriplegia (loss of use of arms and legs) and paraplegia (loss of use of legs). Whether someone sustains such an injury depends on the location and severity of the injury on the spine.

    A permanent spinal cord injury can have a significant impact on the injury victim and his or her family. Those who are injured might be unable work and may need several surgical operations, home modifications, physical therapy and other long-term medical care. With so much at stake, you need our law firm on your side. We can help you obtain the money you deserve to pay for these expenses.

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    Broken Bones

    Serious auto accidents often result in broken bones, which are called "fractures" by doctors.  Your bones can break or crack if you're thrown inside your vehicle and strike the windshield, steering wheel, dashboard or other hard object in your vehicle. Fractured ribs, arms, and legs are common injuries. Fractures to the facial bones often are sustained along with a traumatic brain injury.

    Broken bone injuries can have a significant impact on your life. Depending on which bones you break and the type of work you do, you might not be able to work for several weeks or longer due to your injury. As a result, you could quickly find yourself facing financial hardship because of the tremendous expenses associated with fractures.

    You shouldn't have to worry about how you will pay your bills if you break a bone in an accident caused by another driver. We can help with your bills, so you can focus on your recovery.

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    Internal Injuries

    In some cases, car wrecks cause injuries you cannot see. They are not apparent. These internal injuries can sometimes be the most dangerous types of injuries. In particular, many internal car accident injuries can prove to be fatal if they're not treated in time.

    Common internal injuries include internal bleeding, broken ribs, abdominal aorta ruptures, ruptured spleen and other organ damage. With immediate medical treatment, many of these injuries can result in death. Victims may experience internal bleeding and go into shock.

    Once you have received medical treatment, contact our law firm as soon as possible. We can even visit you in your hospital room to learn more about your accident and explain all the legal options available to you.

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    Fatal Injuries

    Losing a loved one in an auto accident is traumatic. Without warning, your husband, wife or child could suffer fatal injuries in a car accident caused by another driver. Knowing what to do after a fatal auto accident can be overwhelming. That's why we want to help you.

    We can work with your family and make sure your fatal car accident claim receives the attention it rightfully deserves. We are experienced wrongful death lawyers for car accidents and encourage you to contact our law firm as soon as possible. We will pore over police reports, look at medical documents, interview witnesses and gather necessary evidence to support your case.

    In particular, we can negotiate with insurance companies and other parties responsible for compensating you and your family for your loss. Fatal motor vehicle accidents can be complicated. Choosing the right lawyer to represent your family should not. Contact us today.

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