Common Car Accident Injuries
You can count on our Philadelphia car accident lawyer
Have you been hurt in a car accident in Philadelphia? Were you hospitalized for your injuries? Did you require surgery? And are you unable to work now during your recovery? When these situations occur, it’s important that you take strong legal action to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay for your accident out of your own pocket.
Philadelphia car accident lawyer Michael Hanamirian understands the seriousness of your case. For more than three decades, attorney Hanamirian and his legal team at The Hanamirian Firm, PC have been defending the rights of people injured in car accidents in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania. We know what’s at stake. And we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right.
What type of car accident injury are you dealing with?
Car accident injuries can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – injuries we often deal with at our law firm include:
Neck Injury/ Whiplash: Many car crashes, such as rear-end accidents, cause a violent jerking motion of the head which can lead to whiplash injuries. Car accidents can also cause neck sprains and strains. Even a relatively minor neck injury may require weeks of treatment and pain medication, and some injuries lead to chronic pain and other long-term complications.
Head Injury/ Traumatic Brain Injury: When a car comes to a crashing stop, the people inside it keep moving until they hit something. If you hit your head on a door, window, windshield, steering wheel, or any other part of the vehicle, you may have a traumatic brain injury. You don’t even have to hit your head to get a concussion; if the head moves violently back and forth, causing the brain to hit the inside of the skull, that can be enough to cause damage. You may need to see a neurologist and have a lifetime of treatment and therapy. Brain injuries demand serious representation, and we can help.
Back Injury/ Spinal Cord Injury: When the force of a crash is transferred into the midsection of the body, serious injuries to the back and spine can occur. Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent paralysis, which can have huge implications for your quality of life. Back injuries are also notorious for causing chronic pain and other long-term complications. Whether you need to see a chiropractor or a specialist, the cost of treatment can add up quickly.
Broken Bones: Whether it’s crushed legs, broken arms, cracked ribs, or any other break, a broken bone from a car accident can have significant implications. You may need diagnostic tests such as X-rays to identify the extent of the break, surgery or other orthopedic treatment to repair the break, weeks or months in a cast while the bone heals, and then months of physical therapy after that. During that time, you may be unable to work or perform tasks at home. Add it all up, and the cost of even a minor break can be quite substantial.
Other Injuries: Again, nearly any part of the body can be damaged in a car accident, including the internal organs. That’s why it’s important to get checked out by a doctor right away. Getting medical attention and any diagnostic tests that might be needed (such as MRIs) is the best option for your health – and your legal rights.
Whatever type of injury you or a loved one is dealing with after a car accident, you can count on us to be there for you every step of the way.
Find out how an attorney can help you
The financial impact of a serious car accident injury can be staggering. Depending on the severity of your injury, how much medical care you require and how long you need to fully recover, your accident-related expenses can easily add up to thousands or even millions of dollars. And if you don’t take legal action, you could end up having to pay for your accident out of your own pocket.
That’s not right. That’s why we want to meet with you right away. We know what evidence to look for. We know how to analyze accident reports. We frequently consult with accident-reconstruction specialists and medical experts. We then present our findings to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Many cooperate and offer a fair settlement offer. If not, we’re prepared to file a car accident lawsuit on your behalf and take them to court.
Car accident injuries are serious. So is your case. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Philadelphia car accident injury lawyer you can count on – attorney Michael Hanamirian. He’s on your side.