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Types Of Car Accident Injuries

Due to the extreme forces that are often involved in an auto collision, any car accident can cause various types of injuries to almost any part of the body. Admittedly, the type of injury that happens depends on the circumstances of the collision and the severity and type of impact, however, in many instances, the damages can be extensive and life-altering for those involved.

Serious car accident injuries can cause financial instability for injury victims and their families simply due to the medical costs and outpatient treatment costs that most victims require in order to get healthy again. When lost wages, medication costs and rental car costs are included, even a small injury can be devastating for those that have been injured.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a Connecticut auto accident due to the negligence of another, it is important to seek legal counsel with an experienced car accident damages attorney as you may be able to recover losses associated with the crash.

To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form to the right – it’s free.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Some injuries occur with a higher frequency than other types of injuries in Connecticut car accidents. Common car crash physical damages include broken bones, paralysis or permanent disability, brain injuries, head and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, lacerations, burns and scarring, and wrongful death.

Broken Bones

Car wrecks often result in some type of bone fracture or broken bone. Broken bones caused by a collision are generally very severe due to the amount of force involved in an accident.

Paralysis or Permanent Disability

There are three types of paralysis or permanent disability injuries; paraplegia, paraparesis and quadriplegia. Paraplegia refers to paralysis below the waist. Paraparesis is similar to paraplegia in that it is caused by damage to the spinal; however, since the spinal cord is not completely severed in this type of injury, only partial loss of range of sensory ability and motion is experienced. Quadriplegia is characterized by the total paralysis of the victim’s arms, legs and torso.


Even when there are no outward signs of physical trauma, an accident victim may still be suffering from a brain injury. Internal bruising, bleeding and swelling, skull fractures and nerve damages are typical causes of a brain wound in auto accident victims. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause temporary or permanent impairment of the brain’s function.

Head and Neck Injuries

Neck and head injuries, including whiplash, are the most common types of auto accident injuries. Head injuries can range from a mild concussion to a serious or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Back and Spinal Cord Damage

Back and spinal damage can vary from mild to severe, including sprains, fractures, injured spinal discs, lumbar spine injuries, lumbar radiculopathy and thoracic spine injuries. Symptoms of serious back injuries can sometimes take a long time to become apparent, so it’s important to see a physician after a Connecticut auto accident.

Lacerations, Burns and Scarring

The treatment of serious burns or lacerations usually involves a lengthy and expensive process. Lacerations and burns can result in debilitating pain in injury victims, and oftentimes, these types of injuries cause serious scarring.

Wrongful Death

When a car accident claims the life of a passenger involved, the dependents of the deceased may be entitled to receive compensation. Family members of the victim may be able to recover damages such as medical bills, funeral bills and loss of anticipated earnings.

How We Can Help You

After an accident, many innocent victims are not sure where to turn for help. Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have the knowledge and experience that only 140 years of combined legal experience can provide. We can help to guide you past the pitfalls that often arise during a personal injury lawsuit, and are prepared to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits in a court of law.

We also proudly offer a 100% FREE initial consultation – so, if you are unsure if you have a case and think you cannot afford to find out, by contacting us our attorneys will review the details of your case for free, and then let you know if you have grounds to file a claim. If so, we will then offer advice on how to move forward with the litigation.

Should your case go ahead, we also work on a contingency-only basis. What this means is that we do not charge you for our fees and services unless we obtain a settlement for you.

Contact Our Connecticut Auto Accident Lawyers Today

A car accident takes seconds to happen, but the effects of a serious Connecticut auto collision can be long-term. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a Connecticut car accident, it is important to seek legal guidance from an experienced auto accident attorney for help with your injury claim.

With a hard-won reputation of fighting for the rights of people – not large corporation and firms – our skilled team of attorneys have won MILLIONS of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and have the determination to fight for your rights in a court of law, with your best interests at heart.

We are licensed to practice law over the entire state of Connecticut, and have offices in:

…. providing comprehensive, accessible legal counsel to injury victims statewide.

To schedule your free consultation, please contact us on1-800-PERKINS(outside of Connecticut, call 203-397-1283,) where a member from our intake team will collect some details about your situation and then quickly refer you to one of our lawyers – it’s that easy.

To start immediately, simply fill out and submit the “Free Case Review” form at the top of this page – it’s strictly confidential and 100% FREE.


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