When you have been in a South Carolina car accident, knowing what to do next can seem overwhelming. The South Carolina car accident injury lawyers at Bannon Law Group, LLC, are here to help. We have a proven track record of obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for car accident victims in South Carolina. Our legal team has the financial resources and experience to investigate your car accident thoroughly. We use the evidence we gather to advocate for you to receive the compensation you deserve.

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If you or your loved one has been injured in a South Carolina car accident, you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you discuss your case with a lawyer, the sooner your lawyer can begin protecting your rights and negotiating with the insurance company or defendant. At Bannon Law Group, LLC, we offer our car accident clients a free initial consultation. Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.

Common Car Accident Injuries in South Carolina

Even though modern-day cars have many safety features designed to minimize injuries, South Carolina residents still become severely injured in car accidents every day. Airbags and seatbelts can lessen the severity of a victim’s injuries, but a car accident can still cause long-term or even fatal injuries. Some of the most dangerous types of car accidents are head-on collisions and rollover accidents. The vehicle can become crushed and cause significant spinal, brain, and internal organ damage. The circumstances surrounding each car accident are different, but some of the most common types of injuries caused by car accidents include the following:

  • Brain injuries: Brain injuries can occur in car accidents in several different ways. First, an object such as a piece of metal can penetrate the skull and damage the brain. In other cases, the force of the accident causes a person’s brain to crash against the inside of the skull, causing bleeding, swelling, or tissue damage. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often have long-term effects. In some cases, the victim suffers a traumatic brain injury and needs ongoing medical care that is quite expensive.
  • Broken bones: Broken bones are another common car accident injury. T-Bone accidents, head-on collisions, and being rear-ended can all cause bone fractures. Every bone in the body is at risk during a car accident. Treatment for a broken bone depends on the severity but could include surgery, rods being placed in the bone, casts, and time away from work or school.
  • Neck and back injuries: Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by the neck quickly slamming forward and snapping backward in a car accident. As a result, the neck muscles often become strained. Whiplash fades quickly, but it can have lasting effects for years, such as anxiety, headaches, sleeplessness, and muscle pain.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries are serious neck and back injuries. When the spinal cord becomes damaged, the victim can become paralyzed from the location of the injury on the spine downward.
  • Burns: Car accidents can lead to electrical burns or fires that can leave victims with devastating scars and pain.
  • Bruises, bumps, and lacerations: These types of injuries are the least serious because they are superficial and can heal quickly. However, they may still require medical treatment and are painful.

Soft Tissue Injuries Caused From South Carolina Car Accidents

Soft tissue injuries are some of the most common car accident injuries, but they can be overlooked. A victim’s tendons, muscles, and ligaments can become damaged due to the force of the car accident, affecting nearly any part of the body, particularly around joints such as the knee and elbow. Soft tissue injuries do not become apparent until days after a car accident, making it difficult for car accident victims to report their injuries at the car accident scene. Nonetheless, when someone ignores a soft tissue injury, they can quickly cause a lifetime of chronic pain.

Suppose you have been in a South Carolina car accident, and you begin to experience tenderness or pain in your joints are muscles after an accident. In that case, it is wise to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Ignoring the issue can make it difficult to obtain compensation for your medical cost later on. When a doctor diagnoses a soft tissue injury shortly after a car accident, it is easier to prove that the car accident caused the soft tissue injury. If you have any of the following symptoms or signs of soft tissue injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible:

  • Muscle spasm
  • Pain in the muscles or joints
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness
  • Headaches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating

Emotional Trauma Caused by Car Accidents

In addition to the physical injuries mentioned above, car accidents can also cause emotional trauma. Emotional trauma may develop subtly after a car accident and take time to become fully apparent. However, it is essential to seek professional help from a medical doctor or licensed therapist if you begin to experience emotional difficulties after a car accident. 

Suppose you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit. In that case, you can seek damages for your financial expenses as well as for your pain and suffering. Some of the common types of emotional damage in a car accident include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Phobias related to transportation

Discuss Your Car Accident Case for Free With an Experienced Lawyer

Have you become seriously injured in a South Carolina car accident? Are you concerned about how you will pay for your mounting medical bills while taking time off to recover? If so, the skilled personal injury lawyers at Bannon Law Group, LLC, can help you fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. We offer potential clients a free consultation to ask us questions and learn more about our legal services. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.