When a car accident occurs, injuries caused by broken glass may be compensated in a personal injury claim, if the accident was caused by negligence of another party.
Broken Glass Injuries
The impact of a car crash commonly results in broken windshields and windows that lead to cuts and lacerations to vehicle occupants. In a moments notice, a vehicle’s windshield can break sending sharp pieces of glass in all directions. Although car windshields are designed to shatter rather than break, they may still have sharp edges and small slivers of glass that travel on impact.
Large fragments of sharp glass often cause cuts that require stitches to heal properly. If cuts and lacerations are deep, they may result in blood loss and damage to vital arteries and internal organs, potentially life-threatening injuries. Without proper medical treatment right away, broken glass injuries may lead to serious infections, loss of mobility, physical disfigurement, and permanent damage to injured nerves, tissues, and muscles. Impact with a car windshield often results in facial lacerations, neck and head trauma, and brain injuries.
When a car accident is caused by negligence of another driver, injury victims may be compensated for their injuries. By filing a personal injury lawsuit with a car accident lawyer, an injury victim can recover damages for both economic and non-economic damages to cover medical expenses, lost wages and/or income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Broken glass injuries can be very painful and take a long time to heal properly, even if they are minor. In some cases, deep lacerations cause permanent scarring of the face and limbs which requires cosmetic surgery or other surgeries to repair damaged tissues. In personal injury cases, physical disfigurement, permanent scarring, and chronic pain from injuries may result in higher awards for damages.
If negligence is suspected in a car crash, a Henderson car accident lawyer can gather important evidence to show proof in court. Negligent actions are often attributed to drunk or impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, and aggressive driving behaviors that put people at risk for injuries. Nevada courts will require proof of a driver’s negligence and proof that negligent actions caused injuries. If negligent actions cause a fatal injury, a car accident lawyer can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased person’s family to recover compensation for medical costs, present and future lost income, pain and suffering, and burial expenses.