Car accidents are common on the roads of Manhattan Beach and some of them can be severe, causing serious and fatal injuries. Dealing with the aftermath of a serious car accident is not only stressful, but overwhelming if you have been injured. Today we will discuss common life-threatening car accident injuries.
Neck injuries can be some of the most severe injuries suffered by victims of car accidents in Manhattan Beach. These injuries can occur in even the most minor of accidents. Common injuries to the neck include herniated disks, disk bulge, subluxation of vertebrae and facet joint injury.
Head injuries are another common type of severe injury as a result of car accidents. They can be devastating for victims depending on the location and severity. Blunt or penetrating trauma can lead to bleeding on or near the brain and brain damage. The laceration of the brain can cause permanent brain damage or even death.
The victim of a car accident can also suffer a penetrating lung injury. This injury almost always requires emergency surgery if it did not lead to death at the accident scene. A laceration or slash to the lung can cause bleeding inside and outside the affected lung.
Abdominal injuries are also common in motor vehicle accidents. They can occur if the victim is thrown from the vehicle or if the victim becomes trapped in a crushed vehicle. Many victims who suffer abdominal injuries typically experience slashing of the major blood vessels. Injuries to the abdominal area can also affect major internal organs such as the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and intestines.
A car accident victim could also suffer a major joint dislocation. The major joints that are commonly dislocated in accidents include the hip, ankle, knee, shoulder, wrist and elbow.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Manhattan Beach, contact our firm to discuss your options for recovering damages.