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Surviving a Serious Car Accident On the Highway

by Christopher Hoffmann on Oct. 03, 2014

Accident & Injury Car Accident Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: Because highway accidents typically occur at higher speeds, injuries are often very serious and even fatal.

A serious car accident can forever change your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Highway car accidents are a common occurrence and because often the collisions occur at higher speeds, the resultant injuries are many times quite serious and even fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 32,000 persons are killed in car accidents each year.

Causes Behind Highway Accidents

There are numerous situations that may cause a highway accident. However, statistics show that the most common reasons for highway accidents are driving while intoxicated and distracted driving. Such negligence can cause a car accident in a matter of seconds. Other causes of highway accidents include inclement weather, obstacles on the road, and over-correcting. The most common types of collisions occurring on highways include:

Common Injuries From Highway Accidents

Highway accidents are often serious and may cause life altering injuries. The injuries from highway accidents can vary depending on the type of vehicles involved, type of collision, and the speed of the vehicles at the time of the collision. Common injuries include:

  • Fractures.
  • Bruises and scrapes.
  • Whiplash injuries.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Head injuries.
  • Brain injuries.
  • Internal organ damage.
  • Permanent disability.
  • Death.

Receiving Compensation For Injuries

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, you may have the right to claim compensation from the other party involved in the highway accident. However, in order to recover damages from the party at fault, you will need the services of an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242. We will help you recover the maximum compensation for lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, disability, and reduced quality of life.


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