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Cincinnati Car Crash Lawyers Representing Injury Victims
If you were hurt in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you’re likely facing significant medical expenses, time away from work, and other challenges.
The Cincinnati personal injury attorneys at Young, Reverman & Mazzei are dedicated to helping accident victims pursue the financial security they need to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives. Call our lawyers today at 513-721-1200 or contact us online for your free consultation.
Common Car Accident Injuries
A collision can adversely affect the human body in multiple ways. The types and extent of injuries suffered in a car crash depend on a number of factors, including the size of the vehicles involved, the speed the vehicles were traveling, the points of impact, etc.
Accident victims are sometimes fortunate to walk away with only mild, temporary injuries. For others, however, a car crash can result in life-altering changes. Following are some of the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents.
Head, Neck and Spine Injuries
Injuries that affect the head, neck and spine are common byproducts of car crashes, though the severity varies widely.
For example, many accident victims experience what is commonly referred to as “whiplash,” in which the collision causes the head and neck to be thrust forward then jerked back. Whiplash can cause lingering soreness and decreased range of motion. The same type of motion in a high-impact crash may result in vertebrae dislocation or trauma to the spinal cord.
If an accident victim’s head collides with an object such as a window, the dashboard or the steering wheel during an accident, the resulting injuries may range from a skull fracture to a concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Head, neck and spine injuries often require costly, long-term medical care and rehabilitation.
When spinal cord injuries or TBIs occur, the victim may require lifestyle modifications and continuing care.
Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Seat belts have proven to save lives and reduce injuries in car accidents, but they can cause injuries of their own—especially if they are not worn properly.
A seat belt is designed to keep your body in place and limit the trauma experienced in an impact. However, the locking mechanisms and straps may result in injuries to the chest and abdominal areas in a crash. Broken clavicles, ribs and pelvises are relatively common seat belt-oriented injuries in car accidents.
It’s rare to walk away from a car accident without at least a bruise or scratch, but many people experience more severe soft-tissue injuries including:
- Deep bruises (contusions) or hematomas
- Cuts and lacerations requiring stitches
- Strained or torn joints and ligaments
- Pulled or torn muscles
While most people are able to fully recover from these injuries, they may require multiple visits to a medical professional, physical therapy, absence from work and sometimes even surgery.
Broken and Fractured Bones
The sudden impact of a collision and damage to a vehicle can cause a person’s body to collide with or be crushed by hard surfaces.
Broken and fractured bones may not be life-threatening, but they can prevent an accident victim from returning to work. Depending on the severity of the break or fracture—and whether it affected internal organs—expensive surgery or costly long-term medical treatment may be necessary as well.
Compensation for Car Crash Victims
Confronted with time away from work and mounting medical expenses, it can be tempting for accident victims to accept the first settlement offer from insurance companies. But insurance providers will do what they can to protect their bottom lines, and their initial settlement offers are rarely enough to cover victims’ needs.
The accomplished personal injury lawyers at Young, Reverman & Mazzei understand the extensive costs associated with severe and catastrophic injuries, and we fight hard to recover the financial peace-of-mind victims deserve. After you’ve reported the accident and received medical treatment, it’s advisable to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to explore your options.
Compensation in car accident claims may include money for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
If a loved one was killed in a car crash caused by a careless driver, our attorneys may be able to help you and other surviving family members seek compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Skilled Legal Representation for Your Car Accident Claim
Working with an experienced attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make if you suffered injuries in a crash.
Founded in 1972, Young, Reverman & Mazzei has an extensive record of success in personal injury cases, including those related to all types of motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers strive to recover maximum compensation for injury victims as quickly as possible, but we also have the resources and expertise to take your claim to court when settlement offers are unjust.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your legal options, and our attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we successfully resolve your claim. Call us today at 513-721-1200 or contact us online to learn how we can help you.
Injury Attorneys Serving Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
Young, Reverman & Mazzei is dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims from the greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas.
We also welcome clients from Campbell County, Kenton County and Boone County in Kentucky, and Dearborn County in Indiana. Please see our Locations page for a complete list of our office locations and directions.