The impact of a car accident can cause a wide range of injuries; one of the most common and dangerous is broken glass injuries. Upon impact, windows, mirrors, and windshields can shatter. With shards of glass on the floor and propelling through the air, those inside and around the car are in harm's way. Depending on where a piece of broken glass strikes the body, broken glass injuries can be fatal.
With the possibility of suffering a life-threatening injury, victims of broken glass injuries tend to need expensive medical treatment. Through a car accident claim, you can seek compensation to cover your injury-related damages.
How do broken glass injuries from a car accident happen?
No matter if a car was traveling at a low or high speed, broken glass is common in many types of car accidents. When glass shatters, anyone in the vicinity is defenseless. Shards can be projected through the air and into the body of a driver or passenger. In other cases, those inside the vehicle can be ejected and come in contact with broken glass. In both instances, broken glass injuries may require emergency medical attention. Some common broken glass injuries include:
- Lacerations: When glass breaks, sharp shards can come in contact with the body, causing deep cuts and lacerations to the skin. These range in severity from minor cuts that only need a few stitches, to severe lacerations that require extensive treatment and may leave permanent scarring.
- Severed arteries: Severed arteries are one of the most dangerous and potentially fatal injuries that can be caused by broken glass. If a piece of broken glass pierces an artery, it can cause rapid bleeding and a life-threatening medical emergency.
- Splinters: Splinters are often overlooked compared to other broken glass injuries, but they can be just as serious. A splinter can be embedded in the skin or even an eye. If left untreated, there is a significant possibility of complications like infection.
What can I recover from my broken glass injury?
A broken glass injury can have both physical and emotional effects. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical treatment, lost income, and other objectively measurable financial losses that result from your injuries. You can also be compensated for your pain and suffering and any emotional anguish your broken glass injury has caused.
How a car accident attorney can help recover compensation
Broken glass injuries can be severe and life-altering, so you must seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident. Then, with the help of an experienced attorney, you can seek the compensation you need to help you fully recover.
At Glaser & Ebbs, we have the experience and knowledge needed to deal with all types of car accident cases in Indiana. We know how traumatic it is to suffer a broken glass injury, which is why we do everything we can to help. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation at one of our six offices.