Types of Car Accident Injuries in Omaha


A statistics provided by the Nebraska Department of Roads demonstrates that 32,302 car accidents occurred throughout the state in 2011, while 11,185 resulted in injuries.

When individuals become involved in a car accident, there are typically many different types of injuries that can occur. These injuries can range from acute to chronic injuries which can last a lifetime, or worse, result in death. In any case, injuries are nearly always caused by a great amount force being applied to a portion of, or the whole body, thus resulting in the injury.

At Inkelaar Law, our car accident attorneys believe that if you or a family member has been injured in an accident, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages including; medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.

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Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries in Omaha

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that every 50 minutes a fatal car accident occurs throughout the United States. Of course, these fatal accidents must be caused by some sort of injuries, typically to the brain. Often time’s drivers may forget the dangers associated with operating a vehicle, thus causing them to drive recklessly or carelessly, thus greatly increasing their chance of becoming injured or injuring another person.

As there are dozens of different types of auto accident injuries in Nebraska every single day, our attorneys have gathered some of the most common types of injuries to help everyone understand the risks of driving an automotive vehicle.

Some common types of auto accident injuries include:

Brain Injuries

The Department of Health and Human Services reported that there were 1,610 deaths throughout Nebraska from 2004 to 2008 caused by Traumatic brain injuries. Furthermore, motor vehicle injuries were the leading cause of these deaths followed by firearms and unintentional slip and falls. Of course, an individual may not always die from a brain injury; however they may suffer from temporary or permanent impairment of certain brain functions.

Broken Bones

Typically, for a bone to break, it requires a great amount of outside force. Therefore, when an individual is involved in a car accident, the force of the impact is able to cause broken bone injuries. Broken bones are also very common in any type of auto accident due to the large size of these vehicles and the great amount of force created in a small or large accident.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are common in automobile accidents and can be caused by a number of different factors. As there are many hot fluids in your automobile, when an accident occurs which causes one of these fluids to leak or spurt, it can cause burns immediately. Also, burns can be caused by hot engine parts or the seat belt moving quickly across the skin.


Lacerations are caused by many objects throughout the cabin of the vehicle. These injuries can be caused by the airbags, broken glass, seatbelts, and other flying objects.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are common and can occur anywhere from the base of the skull all the way down to the tailbone. These injuries may include herniated discs, fractures, sprains, strains, and even nerve damage. When nerve damage occurs it has been known to cause paraplegia, quadriplegia, and paraparesis, which can cause an individual to experience a loss of senses or motion.

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash occurs due to the sudden movement of the head, backwards, forwards, or sideways. Medical professionals commonly refer to this as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome, which is described as the rapid movement that injures the vertebrae of the neck along with the muscles and ligaments supporting it. When a vehicle is struck by another it caused the neck to stretch past its physical limits, causing tension with violent spasms.

Wrist Injuries

Wrist injuries are caused by an individual being struck while gripping the steering wheel. This action typically causes the arm to move forward while the hand and fingers remain stationary on the steering wheel. This motion is associated with causing damages to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments in the wrist and is the most common injury complaint of car accident survivors throughout the United States.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death can occur when an individual is killed in a car accident, and may result in their family members receiving financial recourse for the loss of their loved one. This can include anything from their funeral expenses and loss of future wages, to pain and suffering and damages to property.

Throughout Nebraska, there are dozens of injury causing car accidents every single day, many of which can be avoided by individuals obeying all traffic laws and becoming defensive drivers. Furthermore, if you have been involved in a car accident, it is imperative to seek medical attention to assure there are no unseen injuries and to assure all injuries are properly cared for. These medical documents are also critical while assisting our attorneys in developing a robust case against these negligent injury causing individuals.

Contact An Experienced Nebraska Car Accident Attorney

At Inkelaar Law, our attorneys understand the financial struggles individuals go through following an injury causing car accident. Thus, we will work tirelessly to achieve the MAXIMUM compensation benefits available to each of our clients. Not to mention, our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis in auto accident cases, which means that we will not charge you unless a successful verdict or settlement has been established and you are properly compensated.

With headquarters in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska our attorneys are able to help injured victims throughout the state. Some of the local areas our attorneys serve include the following:

  • Bennington
  • Council Bluffs
  • Crete
  • La Vista
  • Millard
  • Seward
  • Syracuse
  • Weeping Water

…And also other towns, suburbs and cities throughout the state

If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, we welcome you to contact us today at 1-877-537-4665 to set up your free no-obligation consultation. At this time a member of our intake team will collect the details of your accident, and then quickly refer you to one of our compassionate attorneys ready to handle your specific case.

Start here by completing the “Free Case Evaluation” form. It is 100% free and totally confidential.