Las Vegas Car Accident Injury Lawyer
About Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents are a leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. In 2012 alone, more than 2.3 million people were injured in traffic accidents. This represented a 6.5% increase. The types of injuries caused by car accidents will vary widely depending on the type of collision, the vehicles involved and the force of impact. The severity of car accident injuries will also vary from collision to collision. Some people may walk away from high-speed crashes with trivial cuts and bruises while others may sustain debilitating injuries from seemingly minor collisions.
Understanding these injuries, how they occur and what impact they may have on a victim's life can help a person get a better idea of just how serious car accidents can be. This can shed light on the importance of working with a legal professional who can work to ensure you receive maximum financial compensation for medical care and other expenses or losses. At Shook & Stone, our team stands ready to represent car accident victims and their families throughout the Las Vegas area and across Nevada. With a car accident lawyer from our firm fighting to protect your rights and forward your interests, you can feel confident that your claim is in good hands.
Types of Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents
The range of injuries associated with traffic collisions is quite extensive, from whiplash to severe burns and even to amputation. The injuries that a victim sustains will typically vary on the severity of the collision, such as a low-speed versus a high-speed collision, and also the crashworthiness of the vehicle. The location of impact on the vehicle will also make a difference in what injuries a driver or passenger may experience. The following are some of the types of injuries that may be experienced as the result of a car accident:
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries, if the vehicle caves in on the occupants
- Internal organ damage
- Joint injuries (knee, shoulder, etc.)
- Amputation / loss of limb
- Burn injuries
- Cuts and bruises
Depending on the extent of injury, a victim may require immediate hospitalization, emergency surgery and ongoing medical care. This can easily run into the tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Recovering the full value of an insurance claim is therefore of the utmost importance for a person who is seriously injured in a car accident. This is where an attorney can make all the difference.
Assessing the Value of Your Claim Based on Your Injuries
Part of the legal counsel provided in a car accident claim or lawsuit is the accurate assessment of the victim's injuries. This is where the Las Vegas car accident attorneys at our firm excel. We have experience in dealing with these cases and also have the resources to work with medical professionals, economists, physical therapists, psychologists and other professionals who can help us ascertain the true impact that a client's injuries may have on his or her life now and into the future.
Once we determine what a client's case should be worth, we can then seek maximum compensation to help him or her to rebuild and move on – even after experiencing serious physical and/or emotional trauma.
If you are interested in discussing your injuries with an experienced professional, now is the time to call a car accident injury lawyer at Shook & Stone. Whether your accident occurred in Las Vegas or in the surrounding areas, we may be able to help. Contact us today!