Many different types of automobile accidents can cause serious injuries. When you suffer personal injuries during a motor vehicle accident, the results can be devastating. Lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma can all make the recovery process overwhelming.

If you suffered a personal injury during an automobile accident, then contact a Florida car accident lawyer at Matthews Injury Law today to schedule a free consultation. We can review the facts of your case, advise on which law may apply, and help you understand which parties may be liable for your injuries.

Below are some of the most common injuries drivers and passengers suffer during motor vehicle accidents.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can result during rear-end collisions when a driver strikes his or her head against a steering wheel or anything else inside the car. This type of injury can also result from a sharp jolt of the head.

Injured victims may not realize that they suffered a traumatic brain injury right away, as symptoms can be difficult to identify. Always get medical treatment so doctors can diagnose a brain injury as soon as possible.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Strains, sprains, and tears are all forms of soft tissue injuries. These injuries damage muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft tissue injuries can cause pain and limitations, and they might require years of physical rehabilitation and exercise to heal.

Bruises, Road Rash, and Lacerations

Sheet metal, broken glass, and steel fragments can all cause lacerations to drivers and passengers during motor vehicle accidents. Severe bruises often occur during traffic collisions when the body is crushed against a section of the automobile. Some drivers and passengers are ejected from automobiles during serious crashes, and these victims often suffer road rash from skidding across the concrete or pavement, among more serious injuries.

Shoulder Injuries

Severe shoulder injuries occur when drivers brace their hands or arms against the dashboard or steering wheel during a motor vehicle accident. The shoulders lock and the entire arm receives the force from the collision. Bruising and tears can occur when the shoulders are injured.

Knee Injuries

The knees are often injured during a motor vehicle accident when the legs are twisted, smashed, or jammed inside the automobile. Knee fractures can also occur when the legs are crushed or forced between two objects during an automobile crash. The meniscus can tear if the knee twists during a motor vehicle collision.

Neck Injuries

Neck injuries often occur when drivers are struck without having any time to brace for the impact of the crash. Whiplash is the common name for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries in the neck, and severe disk injury and cervical injuries can also occur during motor vehicle accidents.

Amputations and Limb Loss

Toes, fingers, legs, and arms may be lost during a motor vehicle accident. If the injured victim has a severely crushed limb, then a physician may recommend that the victim undergo surgical amputation. Victims who suffer from these injuries have permanent disabilities.

Contact a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you suffered personal injury during an automobile accident, contact Matthews Injury Law in Tampa and Sarasota. Our personal injury lawyers can help you prove your injuries and losses to insurers and negligent drivers. Reach out to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case and help you recover the monetary compensation you deserve.