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Common Types of Injuries

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There are many different types of injuries that can result from an unexpected accident. In most cases, these injuries require extensive medical treatment. They may even require ongoing physical rehabilitation therapy and can leave lasting physical and emotional scars. Depending on the severity of the accident, the resulting injuries can have a life-altering impact for both victims and their families.

At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, we help injured individuals seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in this particular area of law. We understand the devastating impact injuries can have on your life, which is why we’re committed to fighting for the justice and recovery you are owed.

Contact our Brentwood firm at (314) 635-7606 to learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury claim.

Common Injuries in Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents are, unfortunately, one of the most common ways in which people are injured every day. Due to the speed at which automobiles travel, car accidents have the potential to cause severe, catastrophic injury to those involved. There are many factors that can affect the types of injuries incurred. These factors can include the type of vehicle (car, tractor-trailer, bus, motorcycle, etc.), whether or not a passenger was wearing a seatbelt, if the airbags deployed, and the type of accident (rear-end, head-on, etc.).

Some of the most common injuries resulting from automobile accidents include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Disc herniation
  • Neck or back strains/sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Penetrating injuries
  • Bruising or contusions
  • Torn ligaments or tendons
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Internal injuries/organ damage
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Hip injuries
  • Accidental amputation

These injuries can sometimes lead to chronic pain, temporary or permanent physical disability, or even death. In nearly every case, they will carry lifelong consequences for the victim. Our firm can help you fight for the fair recovery you deserve.

Common Injuries in Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Unlike people in cars and even those on motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists have very little protection in the event of an accident. When individuals on foot or on bicycles are hit by motorists, the consequences can be devastating. Even with the proper safety gear, such as bicycle helmets and reflective clothing, pedestrians and bicyclists suffer the brunt of injuries when an accident occurs.

Common pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries include:

  • Head Injuries: Pedestrians and bicyclists—even those who use helmets—are highly susceptible to head injuries in the event of an accident. Head injuries might include concussions, contusions, and/or traumatic brain injury.
  • Neck and Back Injuries: When an automobile strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist, it can lead to disc herniation, nerve damage, whiplash, strains, sprains, and other serious spinal cord injuries.
  • Paralysis: Damage to the central nervous system can lead to partial or complete paralysis. In many pedestrian and bicycle accidents, victims suffer monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, or quadriplegia.
  • Internal Injuries: The blunt-force trauma of an automobile hitting a person on foot or on a bicycle can result in serious internal injury and organ damage. Victims may also suffer penetrating injury, when an outside object enters the body, causing internal damage.

Other common pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries include broken bones, cuts, abrasions, road rash, scarring, and tissue damage. If you or a loved one suffered any of these or other injuries in such an accident, contact our firm for a free consultation. Our St. Louis pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys can work to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Common Workplace Injuries

In any industry, workers are susceptible to a certain amount of risk. Every day, countless on-the-job accidents occur, often resulting in serious, life-altering injuries.

The scope of workplace injuries is as varied as the industries in which they occur. However, some of the most common workplace injuries include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Burns
  • Falling object injuries
  • Overexertion
  • Injuries from machinery usage
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Falling from heights
  • Construction site injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

This list is certainly not comprehensive. There are many, many injuries that can occur in a given workplace. Construction workers may become injured after falling from unsafe scaffolding. An office employee may suffer eye problems after extended periods in front of a computer screen. A server in a restaurant may slip and fall on a wet floor that was not properly marked.

If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, our firm can help. Reach out to the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien to find out how.

Call our St. Louis office at (314) 635-7606 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free case evaluation with us today.

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