In an accident, broken glass has the potential to cause severe and sometimes fatal injuries.
Some of the most serious car accident injuries are caused by razor-sharp pieces of glass from the vehicle's windshield, rear window, side windows, or mirrors striking drivers, passengers, and bystanders.
During a crash, the force of the collision can shatter the windshield or other windows in the vehicle, causing the glass to break and fly through the air inside the vehicle. Other times, people sustain severe injuries after being thrown into the windshield or another window in the vehicle. This is because most vehicle windshields are made of two thick layers of tempered glass, which can cause severe injuries upon impact.
Common broken glass injuries
Some of the most common broken glass injuries sustained in car accidents include the following:
· Cuts and lacerations, especially to the head and face.
· Glass splinters embedded in the skin.
· Puncture wounds, which can cause excessive bleeding and internal bleeding as well.
· Organ damage due to penetrating puncture wounds.
· A broken nose, skull fracture, or concussion (traumatic brain injury), especially when the victim is thrown into the vehicle's windshield.
· Deep tissue injuries, especially in cases involving deep lacerations.
· Muscle damage caused by broken glass.
Medical treatments for broken glass injuries
Medical care for broken glass injuries varies depending on what type of injury someone sustained. Treatment may include:
· Emergency medical care, including surgery, especially in cases involving life-threatening broken glass injuries.
· Stitches, especially if there are deep cuts or lacerations caused by broken glass.
· Plastic surgery to repair scarring and prevent permanent disfigurement.
· Ongoing, long-term medical care for chronic pain caused by severe injuries.
· Physical therapy, especially if someone sustained muscle damage in the collision.
Unfortunately, a lot of crash victims who sustain broken glass injuries have a hard time recovering the compensation they deserve. Insurance companies often do everything they can to pay injury victims as little as possible or nothing at all. That's why you need a lawyer who knows how Delaware's car accident compensation system works, standing up for your rights and advocating for the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
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