Attorneys for Victims of all Types of Car Accidents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Mike Bottaro and the entire legal team at the Bottaro Law Firm are dedicated to providing attentive and personalized representation to victims of auto accident injuries. As a result of this dedication, we regularly visit clients at home and in the hospital when their injuries are so severe that they are unable to travel to our offices for a consultation. This means that we have seen the toll that auto accidents can take first-hand, and we know what you’re going through if you are suffering from an accident-related injury.
We have helped clients throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island obtain financial compensation for all types of auto accidents injuries. Based on our experience, the following are some of the most common injuries sustained in vehicle collisions.
The sudden impact caused by a car collision can result in damage to your brain. Traumatic brain injuries are typically diagnosed as either “mild” or “severe.” Mild brain injuries may result in concussions, persistent headaches, and brief loss of consciousness. Severe brain injuries are often associated with extended periods of unconsciousness and memory loss.
In either case, it is important to follow your doctor’s advice, as brain injuries can easily become worse if not managed appropriately. In addition, it is important to seek medical attention even if you do not have symptoms of a brain injury. Many accident victims feel fine initially, and brain injuries can cause permanent damage even before symptoms start to emerge.
Spinal cord injuries also vary in severity, and they need to be treated with an equal amount of care. Whiplash, herniated discs, and paralysis are all examples of spine injuries that are common among victims of vehicle collisions. Signs of spinal cord injuries include:
- Loss of grip strength
- Feelings of “pins and needles” in your arms
- Difficulty breathing
- Impaired motor function
Relatively minor spinal cord injuries can heal over time; however, at present, there is no known cure for paralysis. For victims of permanent spinal cord injuries, we fight to ensure that they receive adequate compensation to cover all of their future medical and living expenses, as well as their other losses arising from the accident.
Various forms of chest injuries are also common in vehicle accidents. These may include bruising, broken ribs, collapsed lungs, internal bleeding, and traumatic cardiac arrest. Drivers are the most likely to suffer serious chest injuries as a result of their close proximity to the steering wheel. However, seat belts can cause chest injuries as well – as can impacts with the dashboard and other items in the passenger cabin.
Drivers and passengers also often suffer injuries to their arms and legs. While it is a natural reaction to brace yourself for impact, your bones cannot withstand the forces involved in a car crash [link to new page – Types of Car Accidents page], and people often suffer fractures in their hands, wrists, and arms as a result. We also regularly represent clients who have suffered severe lacerations, broken bones, torn muscles, and ligament damage due to impacts with the dashboard, doors, seats, and windows.
Regardless of the nature of your injuries – and even if you initially feel fine – you should always see a doctor after being involved in a vehicle accident. It is better to be safe than sorry, and seeking medical attention will help ensure that you receive prompt treatment for any internal injuries.
The Bottaro Law Firm | Experienced Representation for Auto Accident Injuries
The Bottaro Law Firm provides experienced representation for victims of auto accident injuries. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.