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What are the Most Common Injuries in a Car Accident?

Walner Law®
Walner Law®

January 20, 2021

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It’s unfortunate, but when someone is negligent, it can cause you to suffer some of the most severe injuries in a car accident. These injuries are some of the most catastrophic, especially in crashes involving speeding, texting and driving, intoxication, and other reckless actions. It’s crucial to recognize some of the most common injuries you may sustain and what your rights are to pursue compensation after a crash occurs.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of injuries sustained in car accidents every year. Some of these injuries are minor, requiring little more than one quick visit to the doctor. Others are catastrophic and will result in:

  • Expensive medical treatments
  • Inability to work
  • Permanently impacted quality of life

It is the catastrophic injuries that the Chicago car accident lawyers at Walner Law focus on. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury that will have long-term, negative consequences on all aspects of your life, we will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your damages.

In addition to spinal cord injuries, common auto accident injuries that demand legal action include:

If your car accident injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys will focus all of our energy on fighting for your compensation so that you can focus your energy on recovering.

Head Injuries

Any impact can cause your head to strike your vehicle’s frame, the steering wheel, or other part and cause significant trauma. Even a small impact can cause a concussion. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst and can lead to lifelong damages.

Spine Injuries

A rear-end collision is one of the most common in causing back and spine injuries. The impact you suffer to your spine can be minor, but in more severe instances, you may experience damage to your spinal cord leading to paralysis.


Whiplash is one of the most common instances in a car accident because it’s common for your head to jolt from one direction to another rapidly. Whiplash can cause severe neck pain, but it’s also something that may lead to latency issues in which you don’t feel the pain for several hours or even days after the accident occurs.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are also common because vehicle frames can collapse inward towards you. It’s also common for you to tense up in an accident, which can significantly increase the chances of broken bones. It’s best for you to relax, as difficult as it may sound, to ease how much damage you may sustain.

Whether you suffer lacerations, contusions, broken bones, or an injury that’s more severe, know that our Chicago car accident attorneys are here to help you against negligence. At Walner Law®, we prioritize your rights and focus on helping you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

Call our firm today at (312) 313-2888 for a free consultation.

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