Common Car Accident Injuries

Each year, millions of car accidents occur throughout the United States, resulting in 2.35 million injuries and 37,000 deaths. These car accidents cost Americans $230.6 billion each year in medical expenses. Exorbitant medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy filing in the state of Florida. Despite state and federal laws requiring all Florida residents to purchase health insurance, average medical costs remain high. When a car accident causes serious physical injuries, the victim must see a doctor immediately. However, it is not the responsibility of the victim to utilize his own health insurance to cover treatment for the injuries. Florida negligence law holds at-fault drivers responsible for the consequences of their careless actions. If their negligent driving causes physical injuries, the at-fault driver is accountable for the medical expenses of the victim. Often times, these expenses are passed off to the car insurance provider. Drivers are required by Florida law to maintain car insurance at all times. Drivers pay monthly premiums to car insurance companies in exchange for coverage in the event of an untimely accident.

Unfortunately, despite advancements in health care, many injuries caused by accidents are severe and cause life-long debilitation, difficulty, and pain. Many car accident injuries are associated with long recovery times, a slew of medical procedures and operations, physical therapy, prescription medication, and more. If you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another driver, it is not your responsibility to ensure that your medical bills are paid. Kaiser Romanello will help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for the accident. Kaiser Romanello can assist you with evaluating your accident, reviewing your claims, estimating your potential award, and counseling you on the best manner of proceeding with your case. In addition, Kaiser Romanello offers the proprietary Injury Claim Optimizer. The Injury Claim Optimizer was designed by our experienced personal injury lawyers using secret tools and tricks utilized by the car insurance industry. The Injury Claim Optimizer, a proprietary system designed by Kaiser Romanello, reviews your case, scans your injuries, and determines the value of your claim by comparing it to other successful settlements and verdicts. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential claim today, contact Kaiser Romanello now.


Car accident injuries range from minor injuries, such as seatbelt friction that clears up in a few days, to severe injuries, such as paralysis. Common accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Spine injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Lacerations and bruising
  • Psychological and emotional injuries


Brain injuries are some of the more commonly occurring injuries following a car accident. Traumatic brain and other head injuries include migraines, concussions, contusions, vision loss, hearing loss, skull fractures, fluid retention in the skull, swelling, cognitive issues, memory loss, coma, and even death.


The neck, spine, and back are all connected and are largely responsible for your range of motion. If you injure your neck, spine or back, not only will you be in immense pain but you will likely have difficulty carrying out your daily tasks because your mobility will be limited. Common neck, spine, and back injuries include whiplash, neck strain, herniated discs, slipped discs, cervical dislocation, numbness, weakness, swelling, pulled muscles, and even paralysis.


Your chest is your most vulnerable part in a car accident, and it often times suffers the most physical trauma during a crash. Common chest injuries caused by car accidents include seatbelt burns, broken ribs, perforated lungs, blunt force trauma, difficulty breathing, bruising and swelling, and heart problems.


Many car accidents involve serious and life-threatening injuries to limbs that can limit your mobility, lead to endless pain, and cause you to have to relearn how to perform even the most routine functions such as dressing yourself and brushing your teeth. Common injuries to limbs and extremities include broken fingers and toes, sprains, pulled muscles, road rash, and amputation.


Unfortunately, every body part, internal and external, is susceptible to damage in a car accident. Oftentimes, victims are ejected from cars during extremely rough collisions. Due to a shattered windshield, the body may suffer from painful lacerations that lead to deep scarring. In addition, a foreign body such as a piece of glass or metal may pierce the victim’s skin or puncture a lung or organ. Blood loss from injuries may lead to cardiac arrest. Facial injuries may cause permanent deformities. A car fire may lead to painful and unsightly burn scars.

In addition to a lifetime of pain and healing, car accidents also cause psychological and emotional injuries. Victims may suffer a form of PTSD from the accident, experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, and a fear of driving.


Car accident injuries have the ability to completely halt your life and create difficulty in performing daily functions, such as feeding your child or cleaning the house. Kaiser Romanello can assist you with getting your life back on track by helping you pursue compensation for your devastating physical, emotional, and financial injuries. To schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers, contact Kaiser Romanello now.