What Types Of Injuries Could Be Headed Your Way Following A Sarasota Car Crash?

  • Story Highlights:

Obviously, there is no sure-fire way to tell what injuries a person will receive in a Sarasota car crash. That is because no two accidents are the same, and damages vary from one incident to the next. However, some wounds are more common than others, and they are what will be discussed today. Then, with any luck, you'll have a better idea of what to expect should a wreck ever rear its head.

List Of Common Injuries People Sustain In Auto Accidents

Broken Ribs

It's no secret that car crashes are violent and chaotic. Drivers and passengers get their bodies jolted, pinned, pushed, etc., in so many ways. Plenty of issues arise because of this, but if you get into a situation in Sarasota, don't be surprised if broken ribs enter the picture. The condition makes it hard to breathe and can impact other things such as blood vessels. Not to mention, broken ribs can puncture and damage organs.

Brain Injuries

All too often, people only want to talk about concussions when it comes to auto accidents. Although these problems occur, they aren't the only thing that can happen to people's brains. For example, it is also possible for brain bleeds to present themselves. These issues sometimes stop oxygen from reaching certain parts of the brain and leave individuals with long-term damage. In addition, excessive pressure created by the bleeding can have a long-term impact as well.


When the neck is forced to make a sudden back and forth movement, similar to a whip, whiplash is often the outcome. How common is this injury? According to research, there are approximately 200,000 cases of whiplash every year in the United States. Symptoms typically associated with this injury include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Dizziness

  • Memory loss

  • Shoulder pain

  • Tingling and numb arms

  • Sleep problems

Crash Injury Stats

The stats/facts within this section are brought to us by the CDC or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, Floridians can rest easy knowing they come from a credible and trustworthy source. In 2012, crash injuries equaled $18 billion in lifetime costs, but what you might find surprising is over 75 percent of those expenses are incurred within the first 18 months of being involved in accidents.

Also, the website reveals that U.S. citizens spend over 1 million days in the hospital because of crash injuries annually. And if people are in the hospital, what can't they do? Well, probably loads of things, but in this particular situation, we're talking about work. The injured have to deal with lost work when they're severely hurt. In 2012, the CDC estimated the loss of lifetime earnings to total around $33 billion.

Should You Hire A Car Crash Lawyer?

If you suspect negligence caused your Sarasota accident and injuries, don't hesitate to contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh. You'll be able to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney to determine where your claim stands. Then, if everything checks out and you put the team in your corner, they'll go to bat fighting for the compensation that you deserve.


Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.


Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office



2822 University Parkway Sarasota Florida 34243

Bradenton Office



1215 Manatee Ave West Bradenton Florida 34205

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg


6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Lakewood Ranch Office



9040 Town Center Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202

Venice Office



3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office



2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Punta Gorda Office

Punta Gorda


122 Nesbit St, Suite 113, Punta Gorda Florida 33950

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte


3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office



10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers


8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office



5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.