Common Car Accident Injuries in San Marin County and San Francisco


San Francisco is densely populated and as a result is a difficult city for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians and its roads are extremely congested. San Francisco has seen its population boom in the last ten years. On top of that, the city sees an uncommon amount of foot traffic since it is the most touristed city in North America. San Francisco is also a progressive city where many residents prefer to bicycle their way to work as opposed to driving.

These things taken in total have created a situation where there’s a higher-than-average amount of motor vehicle accidents, especially those involving drivers and non-drivers.

If you’ve been in a car accident, whether you are a pedestrian, a cyclist, or another driver, and sustained serious injuries as a result of that accident, you need a lawyer who will hold the insurance company that insures that driver to task.

Insurance companies are for-profit companies. If you’ve been injured, you’re entitled to medical expenses, missed time from work, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and more. These companies are in the business of maximizing profits, which means paying the least amount possible on claims. Claims adjusters may make it seems like they are on your side, but this is never true. They work for for the insurance company and will try to take advantage of you which is why you need an experienced negotiator to look out for your rights.

Head and Brain Injuries

Head and neck injuries are among the most common and most serious injuries an auto accident can cause. You can suffer a concussion, bleeding of the brain, and skull fractures. In worst-case scenarios, the damage can be permanent. You may need surgery or medication to stop the bleeding. You may need surgery to prevent swelling of your brain.

Back and Neck Injuries

Back and neck injuries range from mild to extremely severe. Common injuries include:

● Whiplash;
● Fractures to neck vertebrae;
● Muscle strains in the neck or back; and
● Herniated discs.

These injuries frequently require extended periods of recovery or surgery. They may cost you earnings or your job. They can prevent you from doing things that you once enjoyed. They’re painful.

A skilled attorney can help you recover damages for all of these things.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Among the worst-case scenarios, other than death, is suffering an injury that leaves you with a permanent disability like paralysis. In these cases, the annual cost of care can be staggering with lifetime care costing millions of dollars.

This is due to the fact that they require lengthy rehabilitation, assistive devices, and extensive surgeries.

Injuries to the Face

Injuries to the face can occur due to the airbags and from shattered glass. Many sustain broken noses and cuts and bruises to the face. Injuries to the jaw and teeth are not uncommon either.

Emotional and Psychological Distress

Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience. Not all of the injuries folks sustain in these accidents can be seen by the naked eye. Nonetheless, they require treatment and deserve to be compensated.

PTSD and anxiety or panic disorder are not uncommon after a life-threatening experience.

If You’ve Been Injured, You Need a Lawyer

After you’ve been in a car accident, the last thing you need is insurance companies trying to pump you for information that may hurt your case. Contact the attorneys at The Wakeford Law Firm in Marin County and we can ensure that the insurance companies honor the full extent of your damages and don’t try to shortchange you or bully you into a bad settlement. Give us a call at (415) 569-7495 or contact us online, and we can begin negotiating on your behalf immediately.

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