If you’re in a car collision in Fort Lauderdale, the immediate danger is of course, serious injury. Each year across Southern Florida, drivers and passengers are seriously injured or killed in traffic crashes.
Common Injuries in Fort Lauderdale Car Collisions
Passengers and drivers in a collision can suffer a range of injuries, including:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord trauma
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial injuries
- Impact injuries
These injuries are not only painful, but they can be life-changing. The pain and suffering of a serious injury can last months or years and can result in serious anguish, financial distress, and more. Those who are suffering from a serious injury need all the support they can secure.
Additional Risks of Collisions in Fort Lauderdale
The wide-ranging effects of common injuries means that passengers also face additional risks of:
- Financial problems and bankruptcy: Unexpected medical expenses are one of the most common causes of personal bankruptcy in America and most car crashes and their medical expenses are very unexpected. Even with car insurance, victims do not always get the compensation they need to pay for medical costs, list income, property damage, car repairs, and other losses.
- Career problems: Most South Florida residents rely on their jobs for financial survival and most workers put in years of their life to build a career and to progress in their positions. A car collision can upend all of that if it prevents a passenger or driver from returning to work for weeks. In some cases, workers who are injured can miss out on career and advancement opportunities. In cases where employees can’t return to work because of their injuries, they may need to find new ways to pay for their living costs—a process that can be very challenging.
- Relationship problems: The stress of a traffic crash in South Florida can be serious enough to cause relationship problems as everyone who is linked to the collision works through the upset of the incident. At a time when injured people need more support than ever, they may find their relationships in jeopardy.
- Mental health challenges: Stress and trauma are common after a car crash and in some cases these lead to mental health challenges, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep problems, anxiety, and other problems. This means a patient may be dealing with physical injuries and may need additional treatment for mental health as well.
Reducing Your Risk
If you have been in a car collision in Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in South Florida, you can contact an attorney to discuss how you can get fair compensation so you can get quality medical treatment, reduce the financial pressure, and get the support you need to recover as fully as possible. An attorney can help you understand whether the money you stand to get from insurance is enough for your losses and can help you identify any liable party and any legal claim you may be entitled to after your collision.
If you’d like to speak to a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney in a free consultation, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What Can I Do If I’m Injured in Miami During the Holidays?
During the holiday season, if you have suffered an injury in a car accident, you can still contact your insurance company. And no matter how you’ve been injured, if you’d like to speak to an attorney, the phone lines at Flaxman Law Group will be staffed, so you can reach a live person if you need to.
The entire team at Flaxman Law Group would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. If you are injured and need to speak to an attorney during this time, feel free to call us at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to speak to a live person.