Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland.

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Top Five (or Bottom Five) Car Wreck Injuries in Issaquah

Posted Friday, January 20, 2023 by Chris Thayer

The average financial cost of a catastrophic (life-threatening) car crash injury is over $100,000. This figure typically includes emergency medical care, follow-up care, physical therapy, medical devices, and other ancillary expenses. The actual injuries are usually one or more of the injuries discussed below.

An Issaquah personal injury attorney can obtain compensation for these medical bills and other economic losses, such as lost wages and property damage. Attorneys also obtain compensation for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. The bottom line is that these victims need money to put their lives back together. The driver who was legally responsible for the wreck is also financially responsible for it.

*Broken Bones*During a crash, a victim’s arms and legs can flail wildly against a dashboard or another solid object. Therefore, broken arm and leg bones are very common in car wrecks. But these injuries are more than run-of-the-mill playground injury broken bones.

Typically, the force of a collision crushes these bones. Therefore, doctors must use metal parts to reconstruct them surgically. The more aggressive treatment on the front end means longer and more difficult physical therapy on the back end. These costs add up.

Furthermore, car crash-related broken bones are often permanent injuries. For example, after a victim’s broken shoulder heals, s/he may lose some range of motion in that shoulder.

*Internal Injuries*The same force that smashes bones causes internal organs to smash against each other, causing minor lacerations. These small lacerations usually bleed badly since internal organs have no protective skin layers.

This internal bleeding is hard to spot and even harder to stop. Therefore, by the time many victims reach hospitals, they are already on the edge of hypovolemic shock and organ shutdown.

*Head Injuries*Seatbelts and airbags reduce the risk of head injuries. But they do not eliminate this risk. Victims who slam their heads into airbags might as well slam their heads into walls with only pillows for protection.

As the name implies, brain surgery is very delicate and complicated. Many surgeons aren’t qualified to perform these procedures. Even if they do have the proper credentials, there are no guarantees of success.

Issues continue during physical therapy. Brain injury PT is slow and laborious since victims must often learn to walk, eat, and do almost everything again. Furthermore, progress comes in fits and starts instead of a straight line.

*Serious Lacerations*Like broken bones and head injuries, serious skin lacerations usually never entirely heal. The physical scars remain, as do the emotional scars.

*Neck Injuries*Whiplash is a motion-related head-neck injury that does not appear on most diagnostic tests. The motion of a wreck damages the nerves in the cervical spine. What begins as a pain in the shoulders could eventually cause paralysis. Because neck soreness is also a symptom of accident shock, whiplash, like so many other car crash injuries, is often misdiagnosed by doctors.

An Issaquah personal injury attorney connects victims with doctors who know how to diagnose whiplash, head injuries, and other car wreck-related conditions. So, victims immediately get the treatment they need.

*Connect with a Hard-Working King County Attorney*Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Issaquah, contact Pivotal Law Group, PLLC. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.