Common Car Accident Injuries in Michigan
The impact of a car accident on a person’s body can cause major changes instantly.
Some injuries you notice right away because of pain and visible wounds.
Other things take time to fully realize—persistent body aches, recurring headaches, concussion effects, even anxiety and depression.
Some types of car accident injuries are common. The experienced Detroit car accident attorneys at Levine Benjamin Law Firm have seen them many times and know what kinds of evidence to gather in order to get you compensation to recover.
Levine Benjamin has helped more than 80,000 people with injuries, illnesses and financial worries in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and all across Michigan. We can help you put this trauma behind you.
Read below for more on the sorts of injuries you may face after a crash
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These Are Some of the Most Serious Car Accident Injuries
Michigan saw 71,246 traffic crash injuries in 2021, said the Michigan State Police. Those injuries came from 51,666 crashes.
In the previous four years, the number of crashes always reached more than 40,000, usually over 50,000. Individual injuries totaled in the 60,000s or 70,000s.
Of course, a vehicle collision can cause all kinds of specific injuries, from bumps, bruises, cuts, strains and whiplash to life-changing and life-threatening injuries.
Michigan State Police listed several accident injury types that they consider to be serious:
- Broken arms or legs
- Deep cuts
- Blood loss
- Crush injuries
- Skull injuries
- Chest injuries
- Abdominal injuries
If you’re seriously hurt in a car wreck, and the other driver was negligent in causing the wreck, the driver and their insurance should cover everything you’ve lost thanks to this trauma.
But sometimes they resist helping you like they should.
Regardless of the type of injury you have, you’ll need medical evidence describing your injuries to back up your personal injury claim.
You may also need accident scene evidence, witness statements and more.
You can talk to the Detroit car accident lawyers at Levine Benjamin to better understand what kind of claim you have considering your injury and what you need to pursue it.
What a Car Accident Injury Claim Can Provide
When you’re hurt by somebody else’s negligence in a car wreck, a personal injury claim can provide the resources you need to heal and move forward.
Damages you could seek include:
- Your medical treatment costs fully covered
- Resources for future medical treatment
- Payment for wages you’re missing if you can’t work because of your injuries
- Compensation for pain and suffering you’re experiencing
- Compensation for permanent disfigurement
Of course, property damage should also be covered.
After you’re hurt in a car accident, get medical treatment quickly, but slow down before you accept a settlement from an insurance company.
Make sure your full injury recovery is accounted for in what you get from your claim.
Sometimes it takes time before the full effects of your injuries become clear. Some injuries may require long periods of physical therapy or other treatment.
In the end, you could settle your claim for a final amount, but get a Michigan personal injury attorney to help you maximize your compensation.
You often can—and should—get much more than insurance companies let on.
Let the Levine Benjamin lawyers help you reclaim your life.