Tupelo Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Motor Vehicle Crash Attorneys Fighting for People Injured in Tupelo
You always hear about car accidents on the news. It can be anything from a minor collision near U.S. Highway 45 to a severe wreck on I-22 that results in a mile of backed-up traffic. What you rarely hear about, however, are the injuries of the victims in those accidents. What you hear about even less than common injuries in car accidents are the hospital visits, extensive sessions of physical therapy, and surgeries that some of the injured victims end up enduring months – even years in some instances – after the accident. Luckily, the experienced Tupelo car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury cases and can provide you with the legal expertise needed to understand the value of your injuries and your case. If you or a loved one has personal injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident, you should consult with an NST attorney about your case.
Common Injuries in Car Accidents
Not acting reasonably and injuring another as a result is known as negligence. Negligence is the cause of most car accidents and results in most of the injuries sustained. Under Mississippi law, the burden of proof lies with the injured victim, so the victim must prove the other driver’s negligence in order to recover damages. The damages you are able to recover are usually affected by the type, severity, and nature of your injuries. For your health and your case, it is important to seek medical attention after being injured in a car accident, regardless of whether it is something you may consider minor. Just because it is minor now does not mean it will not turn into something major later.
Say you are on your way to the Tupelo Automobile Museum. On the way there, you stop at a red light, but the person driving behind you slams on their brakes too late and rear-ends you, causing your head to hit the steering wheel. Luckily, the driver behind you was able to brake before the collision, so they were not going very fast when they hit you, and the damage to your vehicle was minimized. You have a slight, burning sensation in the back of your neck and a headache, but you figure you will remedy the situation by taking some Tylenol. This is a prime example of when you would want an experienced car accident attorney by your side to advise you to seek medical attention because head and neck injuries can be traumatic. Head injuries can result in hearing loss, loss of equilibrium, frequent migraines, loss of vision – things that may be present immediately after an accident or gradually intensify afterward. The same is true for neck injuries. The neck injury from the example above could be nerve irritation that, if untreated, could result in intense pain or possibly paralysis later down the line.
When accidents result in critical injuries such as broken bones or paralysis, for example, you may be able to recover compensatory damages for the accumulation of medical bills due to medical devices, treatments, surgeries, medications, and hospital stays. Injuries that have caused permanent damage may allow you to recover damages for future medical bills as well. If the injuries have resulted in you not being able to work, you can recover damages for loss of earnings. On top of the economic damages previously stated, you may be entitled to non-economic damages such as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium. Non-economic damages attempt to quantify an intangible loss. For example, you may seek non-economic damages if you are a marathon runner who can no longer run due to an accident breaking both of your legs. All of these damages are areas in which an experienced attorney can help maximize the damages you are able to recover.
Retain an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in the Tupelo Area
If you sustained an injury in a car accident caused by another person, the Tupelo attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to assist you. We employ 30 attorneys and 120 staff members who understand how common injuries in car accidents can interfere with your enjoyment of your life. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-LAW-4004 or by completing our online form to set up an appointment with a car accident attorney. Let us discuss with you why NST is the way to go.