Jackson, TN Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Whether you are driving on Wiley Parker Road or Interstate 40 in Madison County, you can be involved in a car accident. Every year, millions of car accidents occur across the country. Despite the large number of auto collisions each year, each car accident is unique – like a snowflake or a fingerprint – because of its own set of details, such as the type of accident, the setting, the damage caused, and the injuries sustained by those involved in the accident. While the accidents may be unique, there are common injuries that people sustain from auto crashes. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz’s Jackson car accident attorneys have been representing injured victims in Jackson and throughout Tennessee for more than 30 years, and we understand the values placed on common injuries in car accidents by juries in the area. With 33 lawyers and over 120 staff members, we are the largest Tennessee-based personal injury law firm. Our firm has proudly obtained more than $1.5 billion in compensation for injured victims and their families.
Recovering Damages for Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Negligence, including anything from distracted driving to texting while driving to speeding or drunk driving, is the main cause of common injuries in motor vehicle collisions. Common injuries in car accidents include injuries to the head, the neck, the chest, and the back. Being rear-ended by another driver can cause you to sustain whiplash, which is when your head and neck violently move from one direction to another, and possibly leave you with head trauma if your head hit your steering wheel or window. Headaches, hearing loss, impaired vision, and skull fractures can result from head trauma. Broken bones and lacerations are also common injuries many people are left with after a car collision.
Recovering damages will likely require you to prove the other driver’s negligence. To do this, you must show that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care and breached that duty, which caused your injuries. In addition to photographing your injuries and the damage at the site of the collision in order to substantiate your claim, you should acquire documentation of your injuries from the medical facility that tended to your injuries after the accident. This documentation could provide a jury with an official, detailed look at the injuries you suffered. If, for example, you knew that you had sustained spinal cord damage from the collision, having a medical professional examine you and provide you with x-ray copies could help you prove your injuries by a preponderance of the evidence.
Your injuries and losses affect the types of damages you can recover as well as the amount of those damages. Depending on several factors regarding your losses and injuries, including their severity and nature, you may be entitled to compensatory damages, which can be split into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. You can be awarded economic damages for monetary losses, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages can be awarded to you for intangible losses stemming from the accident, including loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium. A knowledgeable attorney in Jackson, Tennessee, can inform you of other damages that may be applicable to your case.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Injury Lawyer in the Jackson Area
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Tennessee auto collision caused by someone else, the Jackson lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can assert your rights and fight on your behalf to recover damages for your injuries and losses. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a car accident lawyer. With our resources and experience, it is no wonder NST is the way to go.
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