Cuts, scrapes, bruises and lacerations are the most common injuries caused by car accidents. Just because they are common, however, does not mean that they are not serious or cannot be a cause of major pain and lasting injury.
Deep lacerations can cause a potentially life-threatening situation if the blood loss is severe, and many victims who survive a car accident are left with significant and disfiguring scars.
Have you suffered a serious cut or laceration from an auto accident that was not your fault?
Did you know that as an injury victim, you may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit claiming for financial compensation for your injuries or any other losses that you may have sustained?
At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we know that your injuries are important, no matter what they are. If you have suffered lacerations, cuts or gouges after a car accident, call (217) 394-5885 or use our contact form to have one of our experienced auto accident attorneys review your case for free.
We offer free consultations to accident injury victims and we only get paid when we win.
Take All Injuries Seriously
During a car accident, broken glass, crushed metal, or other flying objects within the cabin of a vehicle can cause cuts or lacerations.
While some may heal on their own, others often require stitches or surgery. In fact, deep cuts could cause substantial blood loss, leading to shock or even death.
It's also worth considering that the scars that can be left from cuts in motor vehicle accidents may require surgery in order to minimize their appearance—especially if the cuts are on the face or the neck.
In any event, proper and immediate treatment for laceration injuries is imperative to healing and can prevent scarring from occurring. Even minor cuts or lacerations from a car accident can turn into major problems if it is left untreated or treated incorrectly. The most common complication arising from cuts and lacerations is an infection.
If a wound is infected, you may see signs like:
- Excessive bleeding
These symptoms should not be ignored, and should be treated by a medical professional as soon as possible. In addition to the risk of infection, many deep cuts or lacerations can cause scarring, nerve damage, tendon damage, or can break through veins and arteries, leading to long-lasting pain.
After a car accident, make sure to have your injuries thoroughly treated, no matter how minor they may initially seem.
Consult a Doctor, Then Call Tapella & Eberspacher
After a car accident, you may be tempted to let your injuries heal on their own. It is extremely important to document and treat all injuries, no matter how minor, in case of future serious complications. If a wound becomes infected, or will not heal, you could incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses, for which you should be reimbursed.
After you see a doctor, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney like those at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm. We can assess the injuries of you and your loved ones, review your medical bills, and determine if lawsuits are necessary to get you the compensation you deserve for your cuts and lacerations after an accident.