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

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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.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

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

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