You get behind the wheel every day with the assumption that you will get to your destination safely. The unfortunate reality is that you could be involved in a serious Daytona Beach car accident at any time. A car accident can have catastrophic effects your physical and financial well-being.

No matter the speed

Most people are under the assumption that a serious car accident injury can only occur from an accident involving high speeds. In truth, your body is not equipped to handle the jarring of an impact, and a car accident at any speed can lead to a debilitating injury. Don’t assume that your injury is minor because you weren’t going that fast.

Spinal injuries

Spinal injuries are common in car accidents. The soft tissues (discs) in your back are not equipped to absorb an impact. Trauma to your spine can result in a herniated disc. Treatment can be costly, lengthy, and may include:
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • An MRI to detect injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious types of car accident injuries, often resulting in a permanent impairment. A TBI occurs when there is a serious blow to the head. In a car accident, this can result when your head makes contact with the:
  • Steering wheel
  • Dashboard
  • Windshield
  • Side window

Symptoms include headaches, loss of memory, balance issues and problems performing normal daily functions. You should get medical attention immediately if you have suffered a head injury resulting from a Dayton Beach car accident, no matter how minor it appears.

Other common types of car accident injuries

No matter the type of auto accident or how fast you were traveling, there are other types of catastrophic car accident injuries you are at risk of suffering. They include broken bones, internal organ damage, loss of limbs, and permanent scarring.

Holding the other driver liable

A serious car accident injury can leave you with a mountain of medical bills you can’t pay. You might be able to hold the other driver liable for your damages. An experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorney can help you build your case and get the best possible settlement for you and your family.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.