You do not have to be far from home to be involved in an auto accident. In fact, the majority of accidents occur within a few miles of your home. It only takes a few seconds of negligence, inattention or carelessness for an accident to occur, and in those seconds, your life and the life of others can be changed completely.
Many of the local traffic accidents that occur, according to our local traffic accidents attorneys, are rear-end collisions. The sudden impact of a rear-end collision results in your head being thrown forward and backward at an extreme, unnatural angle, which can lead to extreme pain that can last for weeks after an accident. This injury, known as whiplash, is the most common injury caused in rear-end collisions.
Car accidents cause many different types of injuries, but some of the most common include:
Broken or crushed vertebrae
Facial and/or dental damage
Neck and disc injury
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
Physical injury is not the only type of injury you can suffer in a car accident. You may be suffering from anxiety, nightmares, depression or insomnia as a result of the accident. Many accident victims report suffering from symptoms that are similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition often connected to soldiers returning from war.
You may no longer enjoy life or you may have what is known as loss of consortium. You may even feel guilty if your injuries are not as severe as someone else’s you love.
If you have been involved in a local auto accident, you need to speak to an attorney who can advise you of your rights under the law. Our attorneys will deal with the insurance companies, the other driver and investigators. This will allow you to focus on healing so that you may return to your normal life as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. The experienced attorneys will investigate your accident and work with the insurance companies, allowing you to heal much faster. Contact us for a no obligation consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the online form today.