Hand Injury Claims After a Car Accident

When you have suffered a hand injury in a motor vehicle accident, you deserve full and fair compensation. Hand injuries can be far more expensive than you may imagine immediately following your accident. The impairment caused by a hand injury can be permanent and progressive. It can prevent you from returning to your job and if you can go back to work, it can affect what you are able to do and earn. If your injury occurred in Texas, the Amarillo motor vehicle accident attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP can help you recover the full compensation you deserve.

Car Accident Hand Injuries

Hand injuries caused by car accidents can include:

  • Sprains
  • Torn ligaments
  • Tendonitis
  • Severed tendons
  • Lacerations
  • Burns, including burns from car fire and chemical burns from airbag chemicals
  • Severe road rash
  • Fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Nerve injuries
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Arthritis of the hand or wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Boutonniere deformity

Airbags and Hand Injuries

Airbags are supposed to protect you from injuries in motor vehicle accidents, but they can cause injuries of their own. Drivers are at greatest risk of hand injuries caused by airbag deployment because they hold the steering wheel putting the hands very close to the airbag. Airbags deploy with great force. Injuries can come from:

  • Airbag module door striking the hand
  • Airbag module door forcing hand into other parts of the car, such as windshield post, dashboard, windshield, or door
  • Hot gases expelled under pressure causing a combination of thermal and chemical burns

If you have suffered hand injuries in a car accident in Amarillo or anywhere in Texas, please Wood Law Firm LLP at (806) 304-0447 or submit a contact form so that we can schedule