More than 800 people died in car accidents in Indiana in 2020, according to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. In the same year, there were more than 175,000 total crashes in Indiana which resulted in over 38,000 non-fatal injuries.
Distracted driving, speeding, impaired driving, and failure to obey traffic laws are some of the most common causes of car accidents in Indiana. No matter what causes a crash, there are some common types of injuries that are often experienced by the individuals involved.
Common Car Crash Injuries
Automobile accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. Some can be very serious or even fatal. Common injuries for individuals involved in car accidents include:
- Head injuries such as concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries like herniated discs, strains, and sprains
- Soft tissue injuries such as bruises, cuts, and scrapes, as well as injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons
- Internal injuries like organ damage and internal bleeding
- Broken bones
Car accidents can cause serious damage to people and property. Recovering from injuries sustained due to the force of a collision is challenging and often takes a long time.
What to Do if You’re in a Car Accident in Indiana
If you’re involved in a car accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you don’t feel as though you’ve been seriously injured. Some injuries are less obvious than others, so it’s important to get examined by a medical professional to assess your condition.
Report the accident to police and your insurance company right away. You may also want to consider contacting an experienced personal injury attorney, especially if you were injured or if the other driver was at fault.
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.