Common Injuries from Auto Accidents

Common Injuries from Auto Accidents

Car accidents can be very dangerous and cause injuries that range from minor bruises to serious life-threatening injuries. These injuries can be classified into two categories: impact injuries and penetrating injuries. An impact injury occurs when an individual’s body hits part of a car. A penetrating injury occurs when an object pushes into a victim’s body. The type of car accident that occurs has a big effect on what type of injuries a victim sustains. Examples of factors that affect injuries during a car accident include the speed of the car at the time of the crash, the direction of the impact, the presence of airbags, and the use of seat belts.

Arizona Car Accident Statistics

 Automobile accidents occur too often in the state of Arizona. According to The Arizona Department of Transportation, 127,056 motor vehicle accidents occurred in 2018. There are many different factors that affect these accidents like distracted driving, weather conditions, speeding, and failing to yield. Furthermore, The Arizona Department of Transportation’s 2018 motor vehicle crash facts sheet shows a breakdown of certain types of accidents. Listed below are categories along with the number of crashes:

  •     Multi-Vehicle Accidents: 108,326
  •     Single-Vehicle Accidents: 18,730
  •     Urban Crashes: 104,404
  •     Rural Crashes: 22,652
  •     Motorcycle Accidents: 2,738
  •     Alcohol-related Accidents: 4,651

The most common type of crash in Arizona in 2018 was a rear-end collision. The Arizona Department of Transportation recorded a total of 48,073 rear-end collisions, which accounted for a total of 44% of crashes. Listed below are the statistics on other types of accidents:

  •     Head-on Collisions: 1,875
  •     Sideswipe Crashes: 18,260
  •     Left Turn Accidents: 17,857
  •     U-turn Crashes: 168

Common Types of Injuries From Auto Accidents

Automobile accidents can cause a wide range of injuries including minor scrapes and serious brain injuries. The majority of these automobile accident injuries are dependent on the age of the victim, the gender of the victim, and the type of accident that occurred. Some of the more common injuries sustained in an automobile accident include the following: 

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Arm and Leg Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Amputations
  • Rib Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Seat Belt Injuries
  • Knee Trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Finding An Arizona Automobile Accident Attorney 

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Automobile accidents can be the cause of some very serious life-threatening injuries. Do not wait to seek legal advice from an automobile accident attorney in Arizona. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of another driver, speak with a knowledgeable auto accident attorney at ELG to explore all of your legal options. Our team of highly trained Phoenix attorneys will deal with your entire legal claim, which means you can focus on what is important, your personal health. Our attorneys will fight for your legal rights until you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at either Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices at (623) 877-3600 to consult with our automobile accident attorneys about your automobile accident.