Dec 16th, 2020
Joseph Paulozzi

Car accidents are more than harmful; they are costly and always unexpected.  Just as you’re passing through the last traffic light on the way to your son’s game, out of the corner of your eye, you see a silver blur heading straight for you.

It hits.  You’re spinning, unable to control your car or how many times your body pinballs off the driver door and stirring wheel.  You’re scared.

When it’s over, and everything is finally still, you look around to see how badly you and your family are hurt.

The accident may be over, but there is often a long road ahead full of hospitals and doctors, time off work, and pain management.  When you think you have your life somewhat back to normal, then the medical bills start rolling in.

At Paulozzi LPA, our knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, are here for you.  If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we understand how overwhelming the aftermath can be.

Injuries from Car Accidents Can Leave a Lifetime of Damage Physically and Financially

A study from the CDC shows that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injuries in the United States.

  • Injuries sustained in crashes totaled $18 billion in lifetime medical costs
  • 75% of that $18 billion occurs in the first 18 months following a collision.
  • The work lost in a lifetime was estimated to be $33 billion as of the last reporting year.

If you or someone you love is hurt from a recent car accident, these numbers hit hard.  You could be facing a lengthy absence from work.  When and if you do return, you may not be able to do the same job as before.  When it comes to supporting yourself and your family, it is ok to seek help.  Call us for a free consultation, and we will walk you through your options.

The Most Common Injuries Caused by a Car Crash

Numerous injuries can be sustained in a motor vehicle collision.  The most common are:

  • Head injuries have the highest hospital stay and the highest medical costs. Head injuries are also the leading cause of death in a crash.
  • Spinal injuries are the second most common injury. The average lifetime costs of spinal-cord injuries can be between $500,000 to $2million.
  • Soft tissue injuries include damage to the connective tissue, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck muscles are reacting to the sudden movement of a crash.
  • Scrapes and cuts occur when loose objects become projectiles. Cell phones, coffee mugs, children’s books, and toys can cause significant lacerations and head injuries.
  • Chest, arm, leg injuries can be severe. Broken ribs can hurt internal organs, and severe lacerations to the extremities can cause massive blood loss

What Representation Can Do for You

The aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming.  Your first responsibility is the seek medical attention.  From there, insurance companies will need to be notified.  Insurance companies are a business, like any other, and will do everything they can to minimize their payout.  You may find yourself having to prove your injuries.  A medical chart can tell an insurance company the medical terms, but how can they capture how your way of life has changed?

Can you still give your daughter a piggy-back ride?  Can you stand on your feet through the entirety of your son’s game?  Can any doctor accurately predict every way the accident has and will affect your life?

A car accident attorney in Ohio can handle insurance companies on your behalf.  A lawyer can aid in proving liability for your injuries.  Having representation after a car crash protects you.  They are there to explain the laws and regulations, will discuss if filing a personal injury lawsuit is necessary, and will walk you through every step along the way.  Call us at Paulozzi LPA right now.  Don’t wait.  We have a team here for you.  Call us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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