Car Accident Injury Types

No two car accidents are alike, and the team at Abercrombie, P.A. understands that each personal injury case in Lakeland requires careful attention to build a case that accurately represents your situation to a judge and jury, or to an insurance company during a negotiation phase. Our history of successful cases representing car accident victims will be a great asset to you or your loved ones through this difficult time with the legal representation that you deserve.

Read more about some common injuries that a car accident can cause. Keep in mind that this list is in no way exhaustive of fully inclusive, and if your injuries do not fall under any of these categories does not mean that you will not find help from our team. Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation, where you will be able to speak with an experienced legal professional about your accident, the injuries you have sustained, the impact that they have had on your life, and how we can help you get the justice that you deserve.

Common Injuries in Car Accidents


Whiplash is the most common injury in a car accident, especially when the victim is rear-ended by another driver. This injury can occur even at extremely low speeds. Whiplash happens when the victim’s head jerks back and down at the same time, compressing the tendons, muscles, and ligaments before snapping forward again.


Fractures and broken bones are very common injuries with any impact-related accident, and can happen by striking the side panels of a car, putting hands out to protect your face, and even from impact with the airbag in some cases. Fractures become more common at higher speeds but can happen at any speed in a collision.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of many different types of injuries that someone can sustain to their brain, and should always be treated with serious attention and care. Mild TBIs may be minor concussions or headaches, but serious TBIs can cause permanent damage to cognitive abilities, personalities, and more.

Seatbelt Injuries

Seatbelts are shown to increase car accident safety significantly, but this does not mean that they are without issue. In some instances, people involved in car accidents may actually be injured by their seatbelt.


There are many different ways that people can be cut during a car accident, from things like broken windows or mirrors, sharp metal edges, impact, and more. Lacerations may be minor scrapes and cuts from broken glass, or may cause serious blood loss and may require extensive medical attention.


Sprains are injuries to muscles, ligaments, or tendons that result from stretching them or compressing them rapidly. While a sprain is unlikely to cause permanent damage, it is not impossible, and all sprains may have serious impacts on a victim’s ability to carry out daily tasks.

Severe Bruising or Hematomas

A minor bruise is generally not a serious injury, but large and painful bruising or possible hematomas must be checked by a doctor to ensure that it is not a sign of more serious injuries, or if it is the result of internal bleeding.

Emotional Distress

The emotional distress of being involved and injured in a car accident can be extremely overwhelming to a victim, especially in tandem with other physical injuries that they have sustained. Just because an injury isn’t physical does not mean that it isn’t real, and we will work to get compensation for your emotional injuries as well as your physical injuries.

Long-Term Injuries

If you suffer from injuries that impact your long-term ability to earn a living or maintain your historical earned income, then we will fight to get you economic damages to compensate for this loss of income. Your injuries are not your fault, and you should not need to be financially responsible for someone else’s negligence and actions that put you into this situation.

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Before you begin dealing with an insurance company starts to consider their offer, make sure that you speak with an attorney and manage these negotiations with proper legal representation. The initial offer that an insurance company will make is likely nowhere near the amount you truly deserve, and with our help, we will make a clear argument for why you need to get what we have decided is a fair amount.

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