Any type of car accident in Los Angeles has the potential to very dangerous and often times results in serious injuries. There are many different types of accidents and each accident has a different set of common injuries associated with them.
Fortunately, rear-end collisions usually happen at slow speeds, which means that the injuries are not as severe as other types of accidents. This does not mean, however, that serious injuries do not take place during a rear-end collision. As with any type of accident the injuries can vary greatly depending on many factors of the crash.
Some of the common injuries sustained in a California rear-end car crash include:
- Whiplash – This is the most common injury that occurs in rear end collisions. It is caused by sudden involuntary movement of the neck. Whiplash symptoms can be pain in the neck and back, headaches, or tingling in the arms and legs.
- Lacerations – The impact of the crash can shatter the windows of vehicle causing jagged pieces of glass to fall and cut a victim. These cuts can be very painful and in some instances life threatening.
- Fractured bones – Due to the power and force that an accident produces, broken and fractured bones do happen. A fractured bone can be very painful. Sometimes fracturing a bone can have long term affects.
- Contusions – A contusion, or bruise, is generally an injury that can heal itself. It is caused from trauma that causes internal bleeding. There are instances in which the contusion can be extremely dangerous and potentially fatal.
Whether your injuries are minor or serious, it is important that you seek the compensation you deserve. Call an experienced Los Angeles auto accident attorney at Steinberg at 800-989-6385 to discuss your legal options.