The collision between two vehicles often results in injuries to the occupants. Car accident injuries range in severity. While some injuries are mild, others can be serious.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported an average of 1,228 serious injuries in car accidents from 2013 to 2017.

At Henness & Haight Injury Law, our personal injury lawyers have over 20 years of experience in representing car accident victims.

From this experience, we have seen several injuries that are commonly suffered by accident victims.

If you have experienced these or other common car accident injuries, our seasoned car accident attorneys may help you recover compensation.

Head and Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries are some of the most severe car accident injuries. Brain injuries range from mild to severe, depending on the type and amount of force that impacts the head during the accident.

Concussion

A concussion occurs when a blow to the head causes the brain to hit against the skull. Concussions can cause temporary loss of awareness or consciousness.

Contusion

A contusion is a bruise on the brain caused by a powerful blow to the head. The contusion might require surgery if the brain is swelling or bleeding internally.

Skull Fractures

A skull fracture is a break in one of the skull bones. There are four types of skull fractures:

  • Linear skull fractures,
  • Depressed skull fractures,
  • Diastatic skull fractures, and
  • Basilar skull fractures.

The most severe skull fractures are depressed and basilar skull fractures.

Depressed skull fractures occur when part of the skull sinks into the brain. Sometimes, these types of skull fractures are visible by looking at the injured area.

Basilar skull fractures involve a break in the bone at the base of the skull. Symptoms of a basilar skull fracture include bruising around the eyes and ears. A person with a basilar fracture may also have fluid draining from the nose and ears.

These types of skull fractures are very serious and need immediate medical care.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Car accident injuries can include traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe.

Mild traumatic brain injuries

Mild traumatic brain injuries are the least severe type of brain injury.