Car accident injuries in Arizona can be severe - we can help
Every 10 minutes, someone sustains an injury in an auto accident in Arizona, according to statistics provided by the state Department of Transportation. That's 49,550 injuries statewide in 2011 in motor vehicle accidents.
Injuries can vary widely from one accident to another. Common types of car accident injuries include:
- Whiplash & Neck Injuries. Sudden, violent injuries to the neck are commonly known as whiplash. Rear-end accidents often result in whiplash and neck injuries. Such injuries sometimes seem minor at first. But soon after a car accident, the pain from whiplash can be severe. And if untreated, the effects can sometimes lead to chronic neck pain for weeks, months or even longer.
- Back & Spine Injuries. These injuries can be some of the most extreme car accident injuries. Back and spine injuries can sometimes result in paralysis or loss of use of certain arms and legs. These types of injuries include disk herniation, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Someone who sustains such a serious injury may no longer be able to work or function normally the rest of their lives. That's why it's vital that families of back and spine injury victims hire a top-notch law firm like Israel & Gerity, PLLC to represent them.
- Broken Bones/ Fractures. The powerful impact of a car crash can often result in broken bones and fractures. Depending on the point of impact and where the person is sitting in a vehicle, a person can break bones in almost any place in their body. Sometimes, such injuries might seem minor. But the effects can often be more serious than you might think. Add to that the sometimes staggering medical costs and there's nothing minor about these injuries.
- Passenger Injuries. Sometimes, it's the passenger, not the driver, who suffers the most in a car accident. People sitting in the front passenger seat are especially susceptible to being injured in a car accident in Arizona. And if the driver of the vehicle you were riding in caused the accident, it's important you retain your own Phoenix passenger injury lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.
So many of us want to act tough when we get hurt. We may not want to complain or make much of a fuss. Be aware that injuries sustained in an auto accident can be severe and the effects can last a lifetime.
Get in touch with an experienced passenger injury attorney in Phoenix
Don't take a chance on your future. If you've been injured in a car accident in Arizona, take action. Contact us. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC. Find out what an experienced Arizona auto accident injury lawyer can do for you. We're ready to stand up and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve for your injuries.