PROTECTION FROM FACIAL FRACTURES IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 11:20 pm
When we discuss the injuries from a motor vehicle accident, we usually talk about common injuries that most people think of when hearing about a car crash. Common injuries in traffic-related accidents do include:
- Broken bones and fractions
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBSs) and other head trauma
- Internal injuries and bleeding
- Scarring, burns, and disfigurement
- Paralysis and other spinal cord injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
Each of the above injuries can result in life-threatening conditions or permanent disabilities. However, very little is heard of another type of injury that is common in many traffic accidents — facial injuries.
A facial injury can be just as serious or more serious than each of the above injuries. In some cases, victims are unable to return to work or perform daily tasks. The disability caused by a facial fracture can result in the need for lifetime personal or medical care.
If you have suffered a facial injury in a car accident, call (916) 999-9000 now to speak with an experienced Sacramento car accident lawyer. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury so that you can continue to receive the help you need to live a full and productive life.
Can I Protect Myself From Facial Fractures in a Car Crash?
We usually don’t think about protecting our fact as much as we do about protecting our head, back, or neck in the collision. However, the bones in the face can break or shatter with very little force. It is important to protect your face to reduce the damage caused by an impact.
One way to protect yourself from a facial fracture during a collision is to wear your seat belt and purchase vehicles with highly-rated airbags. According to a study published in the American Medical Association’s Facial Plastic Surgery Journal, a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health determined that the most effective way to prevent facial fractures in a crash was the combination of using airbags and seat belts.
After review crash data from 2007 through 2012, researchers found that almost 11 percent of patients in the accidents studied incurred facial fractures. Based on the study, using a seat belt alone reduced the risk of facial fracture by 43 percent and using an airbag along reduced the risk by 18 percent. However, using a seat belt and an airbag together reduced the risk of a facial fracture in a traffic accident by 53 percent. While there are no guarantees, it does seem that using a vehicle’s safety devices can substantially reduce the risk of some injuries.
Call an Experienced Sacramento Traffic Accident Attorney
If you are injured in a traffic accident, you could incur substantial damages such as medical bills and lost wages. These amounts are in addition to the great physical pain and emotional stress you suffer because of your injuries. Someone should be held accountable for your damages.
The Sacramento traffic accident attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm want to help you hold the negligent party who caused your crash responsible for his or her action. Call our office at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to schedule your free consultation with a California personal injury attorney.
Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.