Milwaukee Injury Lawyers: Common Car Accident Injuries

milwaukee injury lawyersCar accidents are all too common in Wisconsin and unfortunately, they often result in severe injuries or the loss of life. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that there were 118,254 total crashes in 2013, the latest year for which statistics are available. Those statistics include 28,474 injury crashes and 491 fatal crashes statewide.

Traffic crashes can cause all types of injuries, with some are more serious than others. Common injuries in car accidents include:

Milwaukee Injury Lawyers for Car Accidents: Common Injuries

On these pages. you’ll find information about the types of car injuries our Milwaukee injury lawyers handle. After you’ve read about your type of injury call us for legal help.

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Burn injuries

Car fires in Wisconsin and other states are one of the most common causes of burn injuries. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there were 164,000 highway vehicle fires, resulting in 300 deaths and 925 injuries in 2013.

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Whiplash and neck injuries

Rear end collisions accounted for 28% of all accidents in one recent year. Rear end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash and neck injuries.

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Fractures

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) reports that car crashes are the number one cause of femur (thighbone) fractures.

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Airbag injuries

In one study, fatal injuries from airbags were confirmed for 180 children, 91 adult drivers, and 13 adult passengers.

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Quadriplegic injuries

Since 2005, 42% of all spinal cord injuries have been caused by motor vehicle accidents, according to one spine injury association.

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Internal injuries

The impact of a car accident can cause injury to the kidneys, bowels, spleen, liver, heart, and lungs. Fractured ribs can puncture lungs and other internal organs.

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Back injuries

The force and trauma of a car accident can damage the vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles of the back, causing painful, long lasting injuries.

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Spinal cord injuries

Auto and motorcycle accidents account for 35% of new spinal cord injuries every year. The most severe cases cause paraplegia or quadriplegia.

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Foot, knee, & ankle injuries

Injuries to the lower extremities are the second most common injury in car accident injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

How Our Accident Injury Firm can Help with Your Car Accident Injury Case

injury lawyersWith 16 injury lawyers and 80 support staff, Gruber Law Offices, LLC is a fully established and respected accident injury law firm. Our motto is, “One Call, That’s All!” and that means you can trust us to go the distance for you. Our legal team is compassionate and committed to your case.

Here are some of the ways our firm can help:

  • Our team of experienced car accident attorneys can explain your legal options.
  • We can answer your questions about insurance coverage.
  • We can collect all the documents and evidence in your case, including police reports, witness statements, and medical documents.
  • We can check the other driver’s record to find out what other traffic tickets and accidents he or she might have.
  • We can investigate the scene of your accident and the position of the vehicles involved.
  • When it comes time for legal action, you will have the benefit of our years of experience, as skilled negotiators in the courtroom.
  • We can thoroughly explore all possible avenues of compensation. It is our goal to help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Milwaukee Injury Lawyers Serving but Not Limited to Southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha

milwaukee injury lawyerA Milwaukee injury lawyer with our firm has the knowledge and experience to aggressively protect your rights against even the most powerful insurance companies. Let our personal injury attorneys give your case the attention it needs so you can concentrate on getting well. Contact our firm to discuss your case.

 

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