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Eugene Injury Attorneys Explain Typical Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident

Were you in a car accident and injured as a result? If so it’s time to hire a qualified Eugene personal injury attorney. At Veralrud and Fowler we have experience handling car accident claims and would be honored to serve as your legal representation. Over the years we have represented numerous clients who have received various injuries from car accidents caused by another driver. We have found that there are certain injuries more common than others. Below are some of the most common injuries from car accidents.

Ankle Injuries

The ankle is a sensitive, complex and vital part of the human body. Ankles bear the combined weight of the body and are essential to walking, running and movement. A damaged ankle requires time to heal and in that time even the slowest of walking paces can be excruciating. The sudden impact in a car accident will travel through feet that are planted on the car floor and cause damage to the ankle joint. This is an unfortunately common injury in auto accidents and in extreme cases can require surgery and additional long-term treatments in order to heal. In accidents involving these types of injuries it is vital to have a Eugene personal injury attorney well versed in the car accident claims process. At Veralrud and Fowler we have years of experience handling personal injury cases and would be honored to go to work for you.

Bulging Disk

A bulging disk is where the cartilage in your spine bulges out on one side or the other of the spinal column. Most often this will occur in the lower back but can in the neck area. When it does occur in the neck it can be extremely painful. The personal injury lawyer in Eugene Oregon you hire will ensure that you are compensated for all the pain you have suffered from your bulging disk. At Veralrud and Fowler we are familiar with all types of injuries that occur in auto accidents and will fight to see that you are remunerated for all that you have suffered.

Thigh, Hip and Knee Injuries

Accidents that occur head on can result in the steering wheel collapsing down onto the drivers legs with extreme force. Severe front end accidents have the ability to collapse the dash board down onto the driver; essentially pinning their legs in place while causing severe damage. In these types of accidents often thighs, hips and even knees can suffer debilitating damage that can have long term effects. Often these types of injuries require extensive surgery to correct and have a long and painful healing process. Those who have suffered such injuries will require a qualified Eugene personal injury attorney to ensure that they receive the compensation they are due.


Concussions are a form of brain injury that can have quite debilitating side effects in certain cases. Most often you hear of concussions in relation to sports injuries but they can occur as a result of an airbag during a car accident. In certain situations a person who has received a concussion can also suffer from a condition called Post Concussive Syndrome that has long-term, costly side-effects. Memory loss, fatigue, depression and other psychological symptoms are common in Post Concussive Syndrome. If you received a concussion from an accident caused by another driver it’s time to hire a Eugene personal injury attorney as your legal representation.

Herniated Disk

A herniated disk, also known as a slipped disk, occurs when the disks in your spine move out of place. Often the nerves pinch and send flaring pain throughout the back and even into the hips and legs. The force placed upon a person in a car accident is often enough to cause herniated disks and will require treatment from a medical doctor to correct. In extreme cases surgery may be required to correct the injury. If you have suffered from a herniated disk as the result of a car accident consult with a Eugene personal injury lawyer immediately.

Shoulder Injuries

Shoulders have several moving and complex parts that can be gravely injured in a car accident. There are tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones and soft tissues that make up the shoulder. The force in an accident can cause extreme and painful damage to the shoulder. The healing process for a shoulder injury can be quite extensive and require extensive medical care. If you have suffered from a shoulder injury in an auto accident seek medical attention immediately and hire a qualified Eugene personal injury lawyer.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord and back are some of the most grievous injuries that occur in car accidents. Unfortunately these injuries are common and frequently require long-term treatment and often have some level of permanency. The spinal cord and column are unable to heal in the same manner a broken arm is. Paralysis can be the result of severe spinal cord injuries. This possibility makes any injury to the spinal cord frightening. For those that have suffered injuries to their spinal cord in an auto accident it is vital that you hire a successful personal injury lawyer in Eugene Oregon to serve as your advocate.

Torn Rotator Cuffs

Torn rotator cuffs frequently occur in accidents involving side-impact collisions. A tear occurs in the merged section of four major muscles and tendons in the top half of the shoulder joint or rotator cuff. If you have suffered such an injury as the result of an accident consult with a Eugene personal injury attorney that is familiar with the painful severity of rotator cuff injuries.

Car accidents will frequently result in one or more of these injuries that will require some level of medical treatment. The claims process can be daunting and complicated without a Eugene personal injury attorney as representation. If you have found yourself a victim of a car accident, consult with an attorney from Veralrud and Fowler immediately. We will provide you with a skilled Eugene personal injury attorney from our firm that will fight tirelessly to see that you are justly compensated for all that you have suffered. Gain an advocate in your personal injury claims process and call Veralrud and Fowler today.

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