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Most Common Injuries in High-Speed Car Accidents

 Posted on September 22, 2022 in Car Accidents

Dallas County highway accident lawyerInjuries sustained in slow-speed accidents can still be dangerous. When an accident occurs at high speeds, however, the probability of severe injuries increases astronomically. Human bodies were not made to endure the type of force involved in high-speed highway accidents. It is rare for everyone involved to walk away unharmed after such an accident. More commonly, an ambulance is needed due to the severity of injuries. 

If you were injured in a high-speed accident, your injuries might be lasting and painful. You may also find that you have become overburdened by the expenses associated not only with medical care, but with ordinary expenses after a prolonged absence from work. But you may be entitled to compensation for these costs and losses. 

Injuries Commonly Sustained in Highway Accidents

A majority of high-speed collisions take place on highways and interstates, although they may occur anywhere if another party is driving at excessive speeds. Common injuries resulting from high-speed accidents include: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries - One of the primary evolutionary purposes of the skull is to protect the brain. The extreme forces associated with a high-speed car accident can far overcome the skull’s protectiveness and cause traumatic injuries to the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be life-altering, affecting every area of a person’s functioning. 

  • Neck and spinal cord injuries - These are especially common when a person has been hit from behind at high speeds. The most serious neck and spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis. Even barring this extreme result, chronic pain that may be debilitating is a common outcome. Many victims who perform manual labor of any sort find themselves unable to return to work. 

  • Internal injuries - The forces of a high-speed collision can wreak havoc on a person’s internal organs and bodily structures. Internal injuries may be difficult to detect and even more difficult to treat, often requiring extensive surgical intervention and lengthy hospital stays. 

  • Broken bones - Broken bones in the limbs may be relatively minor, even if forcing a person temporarily out of the workplace. Broken bones in the central body, neck, or head may be more severe. Particularly when ribs are broken, the fractured bones may cause further internal harm. 

If you have been injured in an auto accident at highway speeds, an attorney may be able to recover compensation on your behalf. 

Contact a Dallas County Highway Accident Lawyer 

Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. is committed to pursuing compensation on behalf of those who have been injured by another party’s negligent driving. Our skilled Dallas highway accident attorney will strive to win you the highest possible settlement or award. Call 214-221-5800 for a free consultation. 


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