No one anticipates being involved in a Santa Monica car accident when they leave their driveway. Unfortunately, a car accident can happen in a split second, leaving you or a loved one with a lifetime of pain and suffering. A serious car accident injury can prove financially catastrophic for you and your family.

Car accidents

No matter the speed, an impact with another vehicle can be disastrous. Your body is not equipped to handle the jarring of an impact and is susceptible to many of the common types of car accident injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries

Your head is vulnerable to a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) when it collides with the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield or side window. A TBI is one of the most serious types of injuries and can lead to a lifetime of impairment. You should seek medical attention immediately if you have suffered a head injury, especially if you experience any of these symptoms:
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Balance issues
  • Bruising
  • Problems performing daily functions

Spinal injuries

The jarring of a car accident can result in damage to the soft tissues in your spine, often causing a herniated disc. Besides being very painful, a spine injury may require a lengthy physical therapy program. It is important to understand that many spinal injuries are not detectable without an MRI.

Other common types of car accident injuries

There are other common types of injuries that can result from any type of car accident. They can range from minor to serious and have a catastrophic impact on your life. They include:
  • Shattered bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Internal organ damage, such as to your spleen or liver
  • Permanent scarring, including burns

Building your case

Building a strong car accident injury case, especially if your accident was caused by another person, is paramount to receiving the best settlement possible. That is why you should contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney. They can help you navigate through the injury claim process and deal with the insurance company, who will want to pay you as little as possible, if anything at all.

To learn more about your accident case, order your free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Santa Monica, California car accident attorneys for a free case evaluation at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.
Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982