Common Auto Accident Injuries

Many auto accidents result in property damage and perhaps a few cuts and contusions to drivers and passengers, but other auto accident victims suffer severe injuries. I, Maryville car accident injury lawyer Kevin W. Shepherd, have more than two decades of experience helping people pursue the full compensation they deserve when injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others.

Car accidents can lead to serious injuries

Maryville auto accident lawyers help injury victims develop the evidence they need to prove the full extent of their injuries and accurately predict the expenses related to those injuries, even if they extend over a lifetime. Many severe injuries such as the following are possible from auto accidents:

  • Head injuries: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents account for 17.3 percent of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and 31.8 percent of TBI-related deaths. Head injuries may heal over time, but they can also result in long-term or even permanent disability.
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCI): As the spine is the primary carrier of messages from the body to the brain, these injuries frequently cause full or partial paralysis, leaving victims unable to continue working in their chosen fields — if they can work at all.
  • Broken bones: With prompt medical attention, most broken bones fully heal over time, but these injuries can disrupt people’s ability to work or care for their homes and families. And individuals may continue to experience reduced function after bones heal. As a skilled auto accident injury attorney, I know how to protect the rights of victims in Oak Ridge and throughout Tennessee.
  • Whiplash: Injuries to the neck pose particular challenges in injury claims. While victims often experience significant pain over an extended period, these injuries do not appear in X-rays. Symptoms do not always begin immediately after an accident, creating suspicion by insurance companies and lawyers defending the liable parties in auto accidents, but experienced auto accident injury attorneys can develop the evidence needed to establish effective claims for whiplash injuries.

Contact an experienced car accident injury lawyer in Maryville for a free consultation

If you or a loved one suffers injuries in an auto accident caused by the negligence of others, you need auto accident lawyers who understand the special considerations of each type of injury and have the medical resources needed to predict the costs you face, now and in the future. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with a Maryville auto accident attorney at Shepherd and Associates, call 865-225-9655 or fill out the contact form on this website.

I handle auto accident claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until I successfully obtain compensation for you.