Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a range of injuries, some of which may have lasting impacts on people’s health, wellbeing and overall quality of life. In general, car accident injuries can be classified as:

  • Impact injuries, which result from the body impacting the inside of a vehicle during a collision
  • Penetrating injuries, which occur when some object breaks through the skin.

An Overview of Common Auto Accident Injuries

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The following are among the most common types of injuries generally sustained by people hurt in auto accidents:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries – Car accidents are the single most common cause of whiplash, and data has shown that at least half of all car accidents in the U.S. result in whiplash or other neck injuries. Although whiplash and other neck injuries can be treatable, they do commonly cause chronic pain issues for auto accident victims.
  • Head and brain injuries – Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the U.S.1 With head injuries and TBIs, the impacts can be profoundly devastating, as they can affect people’s abilities to communicate, move around and live independently. What can be just as frustrating is the fact that these types of car accident injuries can take days to months to diagnose (especially when it comes to determining how severe the injuries are).
  • Spinal cord and back injuries – These car accident injuries can cause irreversible damage to victims, potentially resulting in paralysis and/or a permanent loss of mobility. Slipped discs, vertebrae dislocations and even severed spinal cords are among the more common types of back and spinal cord injuries that can result from auto wrecks.
  • Bone fractures – Although bone fractures may respond better to medical treatments than brain and/or spinal cord injuries, they can still result in long-term pain issues, as well as prevent people from being able to work for some period of time. In the worst cases, bone fractures caused by car accidents can lead to permanent impairments and/or may require one or more surgeries (or other costly medical interventions).
  • Soft tissue injuries – These can include bruising, muscle tears, nerve damage and other injuries. When car accidents cause soft tissues injuries, the impacts of these injuries tend to be more severe when they affect the soft tissues of the neck and back.

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Factors that Can Intensify Car Accident Injuries

The injuries sustained in auto collisions tend to be more severe when:

  • Larger, heavier vehicles, such as commercial trucks, are involved in car accidents.
  • Vehicles were going at higher speeds prior to the accident.
  • Head-on collisions or rollover collisions occur.
  • The occupants of vehicles were not wearing their seatbelts.
  • Collisions throw vehicle occupants clear from their cars.

Contact an Experienced Denver Car Accident Lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact a Denver car accident lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C. to find out more about your best options for financial recovery.

Call us at (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you will receive clear, honest legal advice about your case, your rights and your best options for moving forward.

From our offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.

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1: According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000

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