Vehicle Collisions

If you have been injured in a vehicle collision because of another’s fault, Attorney Anderson Franco can help you.

After a vehicle collision, victims often suffer from agonizing pain, emotional distress,  mounting medical bills, doctor’s visits, missed work, lost wages, and increased stress and anxiety. Anderson Franco knows that automobile accidents can be devastating, particularly when victims are inexperienced with the process. Fortunately, Anderson Franco has extensive experience representing clients in personal injury claims.

Anderson Franco has settled cases both big and small, and his clients trust him to get the best results.

How Anderson Franco can help you after a car accident:

  1. Negotiating with insurance adjuster to increase your settlement amount
  2. Negotiating with medical provider to decrease medical bills
  3. Compiling and evaluating evidence
  4. Putting together an evaluation of losses
  5. Recovering money on your behalf.

Types of Vehicle Collisions

T-Bone Accident

T-Bone collisions are often also referred to as side-impact collisions. These occur when the side of one car is impacted from the front or back of another car. These types of accidents often occur at a traffic light when one car is turning and the other car fails to see it. These types of accidents can be avoided by maintaining vigilance of your surroundings particularly when passing through an intersection.

Head-On Collision

As compared to a rear-end collision a head-on collision is when two cars crash into each other at the front of both vehicles. Oftentimes these types of accidents can be the most lethal and dangerous. These types of accidents are commonly caused by drivers who are driving too quickly, are distracted, or have a medical emergency while driving.

Side Swipe

A side swipe collision occurs when the side of one car hits the side of another car. Generally both cars are traveling in the same direction. When two cars are traveling quickly these types of accidents can be significant and fatal, however at low speeds these types of accidents may only result in exterior damage to the vehicle.

Rear-End Collision

A rear-end collision Is categorized when one car hits the back of another car. Oftentimes these types of accidents can be caused by a distracted driver, when one driver is driving too closely to the other, or in other words tailgating, and when traffic comes to a sudden stop. Statistics show that rear end collisions are some of the most common types of collisions. Anderson Franco has dealt with rear-end collisions ranging from an accident at a stoplight to others on freeways.

Roll Over Accident

A rollover accident happens when one car is overturned after another car collides with it. These accidents can also be caused by one out of control car hitting another. Sometimes the car may only roll to its side, but other times it may roll until it is completely upside down. In other circumstances the vehicle May roll over multiple times before it finally stops. Large SUV’s, vans, or trucks are often involved in these rollover accidents because they have a high center of gravity which can cause them to overturn when entering a sharp turn or speeding.

Common Injuries resulting from Vehicle Collisions

Broken Bones

Broken arms, legs, back, neck, and shoulders are common injuries when in a car accident. The severity could range from micro fracture or nondisplaced hairline fracture to a displaced fracture. The severity of fractures vary in degrees. Some injuries may heal on their own while others require surgery and medical intervention. Here are common broken bone injuries that occur after car crash claims.

  • Simple fracture: Typically a clean break
  • Impacted fracture: Broken ends of bone are jammed together
  • Displaced fracture: Multiple fractures or breaks in a single bone
  • Compound fracture: Full break and penetrates the skin
  • Closed fracture: Bone snaps, but doesn’t penetrate the skin
  • Open fracture: Bone snaps and penetrates the skin
  • Non-displaced fracture: Bone breaks but stays in alignment
  • Greenstick fracture: Bone bends under impact but doesn’t break completely
  • Linear fracture: Parallel crack through the bone
  • Oblique fracture: A break is on an angel through the bone
  • Transverse fracture: Right angle fracture across the bone

Back Injury

The backbone is composed of 33 bones and causes of back pain can be complex. However some back pain may be a result of a car accident. These types of injuries can be diagnosed through x-ray, CT scan, or MRI scan. These types of injuries are very common in car accidents and should not be taken lightly. Additional information on back injuries can be found at WebMD.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury often results after a significant impact or blow to the Head. A mild brain injury may affect your brain temporarily. However more serious traumatic brain injuries can result in bleeding or death.  Symptoms to watch for include headache vomiting fatigue or problems with speech. Injury victims should seek immediate medical attention and reach out to an attorney when the time is appropriate. Additional information on these types of injuries can be found at the Mayo Clinic.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are a broad catagory that incompasses sprains, contusions, bruises, strains, stress injuries, and ligament injuries. Soft tissue injuries are the most common injuries from car crashes. Often, they cannot be detected through standard diagnostics such as MRI, CT scan, or X-ray scans. Despite the difficulty to detect them, they often leave the injured victim in significant pain and limited mobility. The most common treatment for these injuries include chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and physical therapy.

If you have suffered an injury from a vehicle collision, message or call us for a free consultation.