Car Accident Facial Injury Statistics

Car Accident Face Injury Facial injuries from car accidents are extremely common when any occupant inside of a vehicle is at risk of suffering trauma to the head or face. The impact of facial injuries can remain long after the cuts and bruises heal or the broken bones mend. Some victims suffer physical and emotional pain due to complications brought about by their facial and bodily injuries. Since it can be difficult to place a value on the cost of medical care that victims will need to pay in the future and how much their pain and suffering is worth, the Chicago car accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are committed to seeking the maximum amount of compensation allowed on behalf of accident victims.

How the Physics of a Car Accident Increases the Chance of Facial Injuries

While each occupant could be the victim of an accident, all are susceptible to suffering facial trauma or lacerations when hit with debris, glass, foreign objects and interior parts of the vehicle. Many of the safety technologies installed in vehicles are designed to reduce the risk of fatality by keeping passengers contained inside of the vehicle, but these technologies are not as effective at reducing the potential of trauma to the head or face. The physical forces at play during accidents can make it impossible to ever provide adequate protection to the head.

During rapid deceleration in an accident, the momentum produced by the car when it was traveling can cause the body to continue moving forward, even after the vehicle came to a sudden halt. This may cause the driver or front passenger to collide with the steering wheel, dashboard or windshield in the airbag does not deploy or the seatbelt was not fastened. That said, airbags can also cause injuries to the face and head when they inflate too rapidly, not rapidly enough, or when they fail to deploy as designed.

Rear seat passengers may suffer facial injuries if they collide with the seat in front of them, or if hit with glass, debris or other foreign matter that enters the vehicle during the crash. Victims who are not wearing a seatbelt are at an even greater risk of suffering these types of injuries.

Ramification of Injuries May Endure for a Lifetime

There are many forms of facial injuries that may result from a car accident, which can include broken bones in the face or head, lacerations, burns, blunt trauma and injuries to the eyes. While many of these injuries are treatable, some have long-lasting effects; even when the victim has recovered. Lacerations and burns can leave unsightly scars, injuries to the eyes that permanently reduces or impairs sight. Some injuries to the head can result in a lifetime of painful migraines, loss of cognitive function or neurological conditions.

In addition to the physical pain and suffering victims face, many also experience emotional trauma when looking at their facial scars that might be a visual reminder of the horrific event. Those with scars may be ridiculed by their peers, especially if the victim is a child or teen. Being mocked and ostracized can have a markedly negative impact on self-esteem and impact the development of normal social skills.

Traffic accident data suggests that cars are involved in almost two-thirds of accidents that result in facial injuries. Lane departure accidents tend to cause the most accidents that result in facial injury. Rear-end collisions and head-on collisions are also commonly associated with cuts, lacerations and broken bones in the face.

Determining the Value of Your Car Accident Case

There are many factors that need to be considered when evaluating a case to determine an appropriate amount of financial compensation when filing a car accident lawsuit. Obviously, the personal injury attorney will value of the victim's incurred medical bills and add additional damages that must be awarded to recover out of pocket expenses, the value of lost wages, emotional or physical suffering and the approximate value of future medical procedures.

Our Chicago car accident lawyers understand that you are likely overwhelmed with healing your injuries to be concerned about legal disputes following your accident. However, you will need to recoup the cost of your medical care and rehabilitation as you heal. Because of that, we encourage you to contact us to arrange a free case review so we can explain your legal rights and how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is a leading personal injury law firm with offices throughout Illinois. We will be happy to travel to you to discuss the details and value of your case or we can meet you at one of our conveniently located offices. Contact us today to speak with one of our award-winning Chicago car accident attorneys so that we can collect the information we need to evaluate your claim and review your legal options. Should we be unable to secure damages on your behalf from a negotiated out of court settlement or win your case at trial, our services will be free of charge.

Here is some more general information regarding facial injuries and car accidents:

VEHICLES INVOLVED:

  • Car
  • Truck/Trailer
  • Motorcycle
  • Pedestrian
  • Bike
  • 61%
  • 25%
  • 2%
  • 11%
  • 1%

ACCIDENTS TYPES:

  • Rear-End
  • Lane Departure
  • Head-On
  • Rollover
  • Sideswipe
  • 15%
  • 73%
  • 10%
  • 1%
  • 1%

STATE RECOVERY (5 MOST COMMON STATES):

California

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
31%
27%
4%
7%
10%
5%
7%
7%
2%

Florida

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
23%
24%
14%
5%
10%
7%
7%
6%
4%

Missouri

Amount Recovered $0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
32%
50%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
1%
1%

New York

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
31%
16%
12%
8%
9%
6%
9%
3%
6%

Washington

Amount Recovered
$0
$1-$49,999
$50,000-$99,999
$100,000-$199,999
$200,000-$499,999
$500,000-$999,999
$1,000,000-$1,999,999
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
Percentage of Cases
21%
49%
6%
8%
8%
2%
3%
3%
0

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