Auto Injury Lawyer Serving Opelousas, La
Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident?
If you or your family have been injured in a car accident, the attorneys at Morrow, Gates & Morrow can help. Our skilled lawyers are ready to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and more. We will stand up to the insurance companies for you and fight for full and fair compensation.
Dangers of Car Accidents
According to The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration; In 2020, over 2.2 million people were injured on U.S. roads resulting in approximately 38,284 motor vehicle fatalities. Fifty-eight percent of these fatal crashes involved only one vehicle, and young adults between the ages of 21-24 had the highest fatality rate.
Car accidents are the ninth-leading cause of death worldwide. In fact, it is estimated that 2.2 percent of the deaths in the world are caused by car accidents. In many cases, car accidents can be avoided. Distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving and reckless driving are some of the top causes of car accidents.
Whether your accident was big or small, serious or minor, injuries can happen. An attorney can help you through the incident and assist with the complicated legal issues that may follow. Contacting an experienced attorney is one of the first things you should do.
Common Car Accident Injuries
A car accident injury can be “hidden”, such as a concussion or internal bleeding, or more obvious, such as a broken bone, wound, bruising and more.
A brain injury can occur if a person hits their head on a part of the car during an accident. A brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe. A mild brain injury can typically heal on its own within a few weeks. Severe brain injuries can impact memory, speech and movement. In some cases, a severe brain injury can result in death.
Neck and back injuries are also common in people who have been involved in car accidents. The neck or back can be injured if it stretches quickly and then snaps back into place. This is typically caused by the impact of the accident. A severe neck or back injury can result in permanent or temporary paralysis.
Chest injuries are another common type of injury. The impact of an accident can break ribs. Chest injuries are more likely to occur if one is not wearing a seat belt.
Foot injuries, leg injuries and pelvis injuries are also common in car accidents.
Any one of these can also result in psychological injuries and emotional distress. Emotional trauma can be just as debilitating as physical injuries. How people recognize and cope with an accident varies substantially. There is no exact formula.
When the Unexpected Happens, Call Morrow, Gates & Morrow
If you were injured in a car accident, click the button below or call us today at (337) 942-6529. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and have the experience to guide you through the entire legal process.