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From small towns to the greater Cincinnati region, Hamilton County could be described as having it all, but its roads are no stranger to congestion, and the possibility of being injured in a car accident is a real and growing concern for motorists in the area.
In 2018, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has already investigated 285 car accidents in Hamilton County, which is an increase from the 264 collisions the previous year. While some of these accidents lead to minor injuries, others cause injuries that are more serious and life-threatening.
If you sustain an injury in a car accident that occurred in Hamilton County, reach out to an experienced Hamilton County car accident lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Call (513) 221-0499 today or submit the details online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation about how we can help.
Below is a list of the most common car accident injuries in Hamilton County.
Also known as broken bones, fractures frequently arise after a car accident because of the high force of impact. Car accident victims with fractures typically suffer from pain, swelling, bruising, and skin discoloration. They may find it difficult to move the affected area or put weight on it. Fractures of the ribs, back, pelvis, and wrist are all common.
One of the most common neck injuries is known as whiplash. It occurs when the head suddenly moves backward and forward with great force. Whiplash usually comes with uncomfortable symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness, loss of range of motion in the neck, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. It can also cause the neck to feel worse with movement. While some car accident victims notice these symptoms right away, others won’t experience them until hours or even days after the accident occurred.
Hamilton County car crash victims may also see knee injuries due to direct, blunt impact from car doors, steering wheels, or another barrier. Knee injuries usually lead to swelling, tenderness, weakness, pain during activity, a bone deformity, and the inability to extend the knee. Since our knees are essential for overall mobility, even a minor knee strain or tear may cause significant pain and discomfort.
Cuts and lacerations are particularly common in head-on collisions, rollover accidents, and when a single vehicle collides with a tree or a cement divider on a Hamilton County highway. Even if cuts and lacerations receive immediate medical treatment, they may lead to scarring and disfigurement. Some car accident victims may require plastic surgery from this injury.
A forceful impact on the body that can pop or rip a vein or artery may cause internal bleeding. Car accident victims may hit their head on the steering wheel and experience internal bleeding as a result. Intense pain, inflammation, confusion, weakness, vision loss, lightheadedness, decreased blood pressure, and loss of sensation are all common symptoms of this life-threatening condition.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that occurred anywhere in Hamilton County, contact a Cincinnati injury lawyer at KNR today. We can help you recover fair and full compensation. Call us at (513) 221-0499 or online for a free case consultation.