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Common Car Wreck Injuries

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Auto accident injuries in Alabama cover a wide range. From minor scrapes and bruises to serious, life-altering injuries and even death, motor vehicle accidents can wreak havoc on the lives of injury victims and their families.

With so much at stake, it's important to have an experienced Mobile, AL car accident injury attorney who knows how the system works and knows how to get results. If you were injured in a car wreck or a loved one was injured or died in a crash, you need Dean Waite on your side, fighting for your rights.

Attorney Waite has years of experience dealing with many different types of motor vehicle accident injuries. His in-depth knowledge of such injuries allows him to aggressively pursue compensation for car wreck victims and their families.

What are common auto accident injuries?

There are many different types of injuries from car wrecks. Depending on the type of accident, weather conditions and other factors, the severity and type of injury can vary dramatically. Some of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries we deal with at our firm include:

If you or a loved one sustained a different type of injury, please contact our law firm to discuss the details of your case. The same applies even if your specific injury is listed above. Learning more about your injury is simply the first step. We can help you move forward and develop a solution to your legal problems.

How can Dean Waite help me with my car wreck injury?

When you choose to hire Dean Waite to handle your injury claim, you're making a statement. You're saying to everyone responsible for compensating you for your accident that you're serious and you will not settle for less than what you rightfully deserve.

Attorney Waite has a strong track record of success. In case after case, he consistently obtains sizable verdicts and settlements for those who were injured or lost loved ones. What's the secret to his success? He works tirelessly, carefully researches each case and does not rest until justice is served.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact Dean Waite. Call (866) 434-5840 for a free case evaluation. We're conveniently located in Mobile, Ala. and will gladly meet with you in our office, your home, your hospital room or wherever works best for you.

Back Injuries

Injuries to the back caused by car wrecks can cover a wide range. From minor back sprains to herniated discs and fractured vertebrae, Alabama auto accidents can leave drivers and passengers unable to move or function normally for weeks, months or perhaps ever again.

Depending on the location and the severity of the back injury, you or a loved one could require surgery and months of physical therapy. Back injuries involving the spine can be especially dangerous because injury victims may face permanent paralysis. Whatever type of back injury you're dealing with, contact our law firm today.

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Broken Bones

Bones in the face, hands, arms and legs and torso often break because of serious car wrecks. The impact of a crash often contains so much force and throws people inside vehicles against the steering wheel, windshield or other parts of the car.  Any type of fracture or bone break is serious, but the following can have a significant impact on a victim's life:

  • Femur or thigh bone fracture
  • Tibia and fibula fracture (bones in lower part of leg)
  • Facial and skull fracture
  • Hip fracture
  • Pelvis fracture
  • Wrist fracture
  • Clavicle fracture (collar bone)

If you or a loved one breaks bones in a motor vehicle accident, make sure you receive the proper medical care and time to recover after your accident. If you are unable to work because you broke certain bones or sustained fractures, you should be able to take the time you need to fully recover and not have to worry about whether you can afford to pay your bills.

Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Contact us and find out how attorney Waite can help you.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Injuries to the head may result in Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs. From a mild concussion to permanent brain damage, TBIs can have serious, long-term consequences for injury victims and their families. That's why it's important to seek immediate medical attention if you or a loved one sustains an injury to the head in a car wreck.

TBIs can be especially dangerous. There might not be any visible injury to the head after an accident. Without being properly diagnosed by a medical professional, you or a loved one could suffer a serious or even life-threatening medical condition. People sometimes die due to untreated TBIs after a motor vehicle accident.

The life-time cost associated with severe brain injuries can reach $3 million. Even mild head injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars. With so much at stake, it's important to have an experienced legal professional on your side. Contact us. We're ready and eager to help you get the assistance you need to get your life back on track.

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Burn Injuries

Car wrecks sometimes cause fires. When they do, people inside the vehicles may sustain severe and painful burn injuries. Leaking fuel can also cause a fire or explosion in a car, which results in burn injuries. These catastrophic injuries can require substantial medical treatment.

Whatever the cause of your first-, second- or third-degree burn injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, disfigurement, pain and suffering and other legitimate expenses. Victims may be hospitalized for weeks or months. Plastic surgery may be required, but scars and other signs of disfigurement may never go away. Sometimes, burns may lead to infections and loss of life long after the accident.

If you or a loved one is dealing with a burn injury due to a car wreck, experienced Alabama burn injury attorney Dean Waite can explain all the legal options available to you. He can then help you decide what to do and help you achieve your goals. That's what drives Dean Waite to work hard every day - making a difference, one injury victim at a time.

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Internal Injuries

Injuries you cannot visibly see after a car wreck can have serious or even fatal consequences. Because injury victims do not see anything physically wrong with them, they sometimes fail to receive the proper medical care in a timely manner.

Some of the most common - and serious - internal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents include internal bleeding, organ damage, broken ribs, ruptured spleen and abdominal aorta aneurysm, a rupture to the abdominal aorta often caused by a compressed stomach.

Because internal injuries can quickly turn grave, it's important to seek medical attention immediately after a car wreck. Even if you or a loved one feels fine, whoever was involved in a car wreck could have a severe internal injury.

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Neck Injuries

Injuries to the neck caused by motor vehicle accidents vary widely. From a minor neck sprain to damaged neck ligaments and disc damage, car wrecks can wreak havoc on people's lives. If you injured your neck in a car wreck, it's important to receive the medical care you need and the legal assistance you deserve.

One of the most common - and misunderstood - neck injuries caused by auto accidents is whiplash. A type of neck sprain caused by the violent motion of the neck forwards and backwards, whiplash can seriously affect a person's quality of life due to pain and suffering. Technically, whiplash typically involves hypertension (head jerks forward) or hyperflexion (head forced backward). Rear-end accidents often are the primary cause of whiplash injuries.

Depending on the location and severity of the neck injury, you or a loved one might not be able to move or work normally for several weeks, months or perhaps permanently. With so much at stake, you cannot afford not to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accident injuries involving the spine can leave injury victims unable to move normally for the rest of their lives. Depending on how high or low the injury occurs on someone's spine, they might not be able to move their arms and legs ever again.

Paralysis linked to spinal cord injuries can include paraplegia (loss of use of legs) and quadriplegia (loss of use of arms and legs). Such injuries can be permanent or temporary.

In most cases, many spinal cord injuries result in permanent spinal cord damage. As a result, you or a loved one might not be able to work, could require extensive medical care, physical therapy and modifications to your home. All of these things cost money. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a severe spinal cord injury to someone who is 25 years old would cost more than $4 million over the course of a lifetime and would cost nearly $2.5 million for someone who is 50 years old.  In some cases, a SCI results in a shortened lifespan.

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Fatal Injuries

When a loved one dies in a car wreck, you may be unsure about what to do to put your life back together. The aftermath of a fatal accident can be overwhelming for a family. The financial pressures caused by the loss of your husband, wife or child can be staggering. But the last thing you're probably thinking about is the financial implication of your loss. You may simply want to grieve the loss and not deal with the insurance companies and paperwork.

We want to help you find solutions. We can deal with the all the red tape often associated with fatal car wrecks so you and your family can focus on what really matters - dealing with the emotionally loss of a loved one.

As your Alabama wrongful death attorney, Dean Waite will do whatever it takes to make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. We want to learn all about your accident and explain all the legal options available to you. We're here for you when you need us most.

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