Common Injuries

Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyer Serving Little Rock and Other Arkansas Communities

A car accident, especially a serious crash, may cause a multitude of injuries, some more apparent than others right away. Injuries stemming from an auto accident may have long-lasting, significant effects on a victim’s day-to-day life, including their ability to perform job functions and participate in recreational activities. Little Rock car accident attorney Paul Pfeifer at the Pfeifer Law Firm is familiar with the many types of injuries that are associated with motor vehicle collisions. The aftermath of a crash may be filled with medical appointments and other logistics associated with a victim’s recovery. During this time, Mr. Pfeifer aids in the process of making sure that they are financially equipped to properly deal with the expenses that accompany their injuries.

Car Accidents May Cause Serious Injuries

Almost any type of injury may be caused by a crash, and the specific consequences may vary according to the type of impact, the speed of the vehicles, and the types of vehicles involved. However, some injuries are more common than others, including:

  • Head and brain injuries: A head injury may be either closed or open. Closed head injuries may take the form of mild concussions or a more serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). Either type of injury may not be immediately apparent after an accident, which is why prompt medical attention is necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Neck injuries: Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with a collision, and it may be quite painful and challenging during the recovery process.
  • Back and spinal cord injuries: Back sprains and strains are injuries frequently sustained in all types of accidents. More serious spinal cord injuries, such as paralysis, may also result from a relatively severe car accident.
  • Broken bones, lacerations, and burns: A vehicle’s airbag, which protects drivers and passengers from more serious injuries, may also cause some of its own, including severe burns. Glass and other debris may also contribute to bruises, lacerations, or broken bones.

In the most serious cases, a car accident may even lead to a loss of life. Seeking immediate medical treatment is vital to ensuring that your injuries are properly addressed. Injuries sustained in a car accident often have life-changing effects on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Parties who were responsible for causing the harm may be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. To prevail in a personal injury claim, a victim must most often show that one or more parties involved was negligent. This process requires evidence that a defendant breached their duty to act as a reasonable person would act under the circumstances. To take some examples, a driver who is texting while driving, failing to yield when required, or traveling well above the posted speed limit may be found to be acting unreasonably. The breach must also be a proximate cause of the victim’s injuries, and quantifiable damages must have resulted. Victims can potentially recover compensation for their medical expenses and any loss of income or earning capacity, as well as their pain and suffering. As a modified comparative fault state, Arkansas awards damages to victims only if they are found to have been less than 50 percent at fault for their injuries.

Consult a Little Rock Attorney for Your Car Accident Case

If you or a loved one has sustained significant injuries as a result of a crash, Little Rock car accident lawyer Paul Pfeifer can help you explore your legal options. He also can assist people who need a motor vehicle collision attorney in Jonesboro, West Memphis, Conway, Hot Springs, Malvern, Batesville, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Benton, Bryant, Fort Smith, Forrest City, Fayetteville, and Hamburg, among other communities in Saline, Pulaski, Miller, Crittenden, Craighead, Faulkner, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Jefferson, Sebastian, Washington, Ashley, and Baxter Counties. You can contact us online or call us at (501) 374-4440 to set up a free appointment.