Injuries caused by broken glass in a crash often require prompt medical attention.
Broken glass often causes severe or even potentially life-threatening car accident injuries. In an instant, a driver or passenger can sustain a deep cut or another type of injury that requires immediate emergency medical treatment.
When this happens, injury victims need to act fast to protect their health and their legal rights. That's why the North Carolina car accident lawyers at Brent Adams & Associates want to meet with you. We can answer your legal questions and explain your available options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
What are common car accident injuries from broken glass?
When glass shatters or breaks due to the impact of a crash, it can cause a wide range of injuries that can be both painful and dangerous. Some of the most common broken glass injuries sustained by crash victims include the following:
- Head injuries, including concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, which often have serious long-term effects on the victim.
- Facial injuries, including cuts and lacerations to the face. These can be particularly dangerous as they can cause severe bleeding and lead to disfigurement or scarring.
- Eye injuries, including blindness or vision loss due to sharp glass shards. Serious eye injuries can significantly impact the victim's quality of life.
- Broken bones, especially bone fractures in the hands, arms, and face. Bone fractures can be particularly painful and take a long time to heal.
- Excessive bleeding due to deep cuts or lacerations.
- Internal injuries, including organ damage.
- Puncture wounds.
- Severed arteries.
Depending on the severity, broken glass injuries from car accidents can be life-threatening. That's why it's important to seek immediate medical attention if you have been involved in a car accident.
Treatment for broken glass injuries can cover a wide range, from emergency surgery to plastic surgery. Additionally, deep cuts may require stitches, and lacerations may need to be cleaned and treated with antibiotics to prevent infections. Follow-up doctor's appointments are also important to monitor the victim's condition and ensure they are on the road to recovery.
How do broken glass injuries happen?
Car accidents injuries caused by broken glass often occur in one of two ways:
- Being thrown into the windshield or another window in a vehicle, often during the moment of impact due to the force of two vehicles crashing into each other, especially in a head-on collision, rear-end accident or T-bone accident.
- Shattered glass from the windshield or another window in a vehicle flying through a car after a serious collision causes the windows to break and sends sharp glass shards flying through the vehicle.
More broadly, such collisions often occur because the at-fault driver did something reckless, such as run a red light or tailgate another vehicle too closely, resulting in a rear-end collision.
Find out how a North Carolina car accident lawyer can help you.
Insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying injured accident victims the money they need to get their lives back on track. But remember, the insurance company is a business, not a charitable organization.
As such, you can be sure the insurance company will do everything possible to pay you as little as possible. That's why you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side to protect your rights and aggressively advocate for the compensation you deserve.
At Brent Adams & Associates, we can help you every step of the way. We know the law, we understand how the legal system works in North Carolina, and we're prepared to do what needs to be done to help make you whole again.