Tampa, Florida is a vacation hot spot and is also home to many locals who commute daily. Traffic is heavy and car accidents are commonplace. Serious injuries from car accidents happen all the time and can destroy the lives of victims and their families.

Below is a list of common car accident injuries and how a personal injury lawyer can help those who have been hurt in an accident. If you have suffered injuries from a car accident in Tampa, it is recommended to consult with a car accident attorney to explore your rights to compensation for damages.

Common Car Accident Injuries

The severity of car accident injuries depends on the force of impact and the type of vehicles that are involved in the crash. The most common injuries that result in the filing of personal injury cases include:

  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Broken Bones

Car accidents that occur at high rates of speed can leave victims with broken bones that may be simple or compound. Victims of car accidents can easily suffer broken bones in the feet, legs, hands, arms, ribs or vertebrae of the spine. While simple fractures are most often corrected with casting or bracing, compound fractures are more serious and typically require surgery to correct. Compound fractures are characterized by the propulsion of bone through the skin and are very serious injuries.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries occur in automobile accidents less frequently. The severity of injury depends on where the spine was fractured and if it is an incomplete fracture or complete. If the fracture is complete, the spinal cord is no longer able to send signals to the body below the area of injury which results in paralysis. Incomplete fractures can leave victims with movement, but it may be diminished depending on the area of the spine that sustained injury.

Proving Liability in Car Accidents

Those who are hurt in car accidents due to the reckless act of another, may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court seeking compensation for expenses related to the accident and injuries. Being able to accomplish this goal hinges upon being able to prove the at fault driver caused the accident due to negligence on his part and that your injuries were due to his actions.

Related: Determining Liability and Negligence in a Car Accident Case

Some things that may point to negligence are driving while intoxicated, speeding, distracted driving and failure to obey traffic signs and signals. Often texting while driving is the cause of accidents as well. Proving liability in a car accident is not always an easy thing to do. Personal injury laws in Tampa, FL are complicated and often difficult to understand and it is best to have an experienced car accident lawyer working for you.

Being involved in a car accident and dealing with injuries is very difficult. It can get even more difficult if you have medical bills piling up and cannot return to work.

If you have been hurt in a car accident in Tampa, FL, contact Jack Bernstein today at (813) 333-6666 to learn what options you may have available to you.

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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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