When a driver acts negligently on the Maryland roads, they will likely cause a car accident to occur. Sometimes, car accidents can be quite dangerous, and they might come with serious injuries and damages. Read on to discover what injuries are commonly associated with dangerous car accidents and how one of the seasoned Howard County car accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help you through this.
What are some statistics on dangerous car accidents?
First of all, dangerous types of car accidents include off-the-road accidents, side-impact collisions, rollover accidents, head-on crashes, and rear-end accidents. With that being said, below are some statistics on different types of dangerous car accidents:
- Off-the-road accidents: data has reported that these amount to approximately 32 percent of fatal car accidents each year. They are most commonly caused by poor weather conditions, hazardous road conditions, distracted driving, drunk driving, and drowsy driving.
- Side-impact collisions: data has reported that these amount to approximately 21 percent of car collision fatalities each year. They are most commonly caused by high-traffic roads like intersections, parking lots, and highways.
- Rollover accidents: data has reported that these amount to approximately 11 percent of car accident fatalities each year. They are most commonly caused by SUV drivers or truck drivers swerving or poorly timing their brakes and turns.
- Head-on crashes: data has reported that these amount to approximately 10 percent of crash fatalities each year. They most commonly cause fatalities due to the high, combined speeds of both cars involved.
- Rear-end accidents: They most commonly cause fatalities due to drivers poorly timing their brakes or driving distractedly.
What injuries are commonly associated with dangerous car accidents?
To reiterate, dangerous car accidents have high fatality rates. But even if these car accidents do not result in a fatality, they are likely to result in serious injuries. Examples of such injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Broken ligaments (ribs, legs, arms, etc).
- Injuries to the spinal discs (i.e., fractures, slipped, herniated, etc).
- Injuries to the neck.
- Internal bleeding.
- Organ damage.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Nerve, muscle, and tissue damage.
- Chronic pain and suffering.
And so, if you have been made a victim of a dangerous car accident, and you are suffering from any one or more of the above injuries, then you must do everything in your power to seek financial compensation and overall justice. More specifically, you must act quickly in filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
If you are ready and willing to take legal action, then you must not proceed any further without representation from one of the competent Howard County auto accident attorneys. We look forward to working with you.