Phoenix, AZ Laceration Injury Lawyer

With over 10 million motor vehicle accidents each year in the United States, it goes without saying that an alert, aware driver is placed in the best position to avoid a crash. In 2010, over 950 drivers were involved in fatal collisions on the Arizona roadways and highways. Burns and lacerations, two of the most common outcomes of motor vehicle collisions, affect millions of drivers each and every year.

In a 2011 report, Arizona crashes totaled 103,423, with 33,030 victims injured and 754 deaths. These numbers indicate the need to be extra cautious when navigating the dangerous roads in this populous state.

In a 2011 yearly breakdown, the following quick facts highlight the hazards associated with driving in Arizona:

  • Each day, approximately 2.26 person were killed due to an auto accident
  • A total of 135,66 people were injured each day
  • The above statistics equate to a death every 10.63 hours and an injury every 10.61 minutes
  • Overall, the state of Arizona lost $2.893 billion due to motor vehicle collisions

Accidents and the injuries that ensue can change a life forever. If you or a loved one has suffered burns and lacerations following a crash, Phillips Law Group is prepared to fight for your rights.

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Motor Vehicle Accident Lacerations in Phoenix

Lacerations, another very common result of auto accidents, have sent thousands upon thousands of victims to the hospital each year. While following traffic regulations and wearing a seat belt help to prevent and lessen some crashes, the amount of glass in the typical vehicle leads to a number of lacerations each year.

Referred to as a serious cut to most, lacerations can cause severe injury. With this wounded or torn abrasion, the skin is often pulled apart in rather damaging conditions. Auto accidents are among the most frequent precursors to harmful gashes.

In general, there a five forms of lacerations:

  • Cut: when a sharp object pressures the skin, a break through the first layer occurs. Sometimes cutting through underlying tissues, this is the most common laceration.
  • Tear: when the top layer of skin tears away, this is very common in auto accidents.
  • Split Laceration: when two objects squeeze a segment of the body, the skin and tissues then tear. This is often seen on the hands, face, legs, and head.
  • Grinding Compression: the skin is lifted and peeled back following contact with an object at an angle or brushing motion. Typically, the epidermis is threatened and the tissue below gets crushed.
  • Over-Stretching: the skin is pushed or pulled when an object contacts the body at an angle. A breakage or stretch is commonly caused.

Lacerations have the capacity to cause serious injury to car crash victims. If you or a loved one has suffered damaging injuries following a collision, Phillips Law Group is dedicated to achieving proper compensation for you.

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Common injuries experienced by Phoenix auto accident victims are burns and lacerations. Injury victims who have suffered from either a traumatic burn injury or severe laceration are at great risk of permanent scarring or disfigurement.

If you or a loved one has suffered burns and lacerations in an auto accident that was caused by the actions or negligence of another driver, we believe that you deserve both compassion and compensation for your injuries.

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Types of Lacerations

Lacerations are another common injury experienced by Arizona auto accident victims. Lacerations are characterized by deep gashes and tattered abrasions. Car accident victims may incur a laceration when the force of the impact causes an object to strike the skin and triggers an exposed lesion.

There are five different types of lacerations.

Cut Laceration

Cut lacerations are the most common type of laceration. This type of injury happens when a sharp object contacts the skin and breaks through the first layer of the skin. Cut lacerations can sometimes break through to underlying tissue as well.

Grinding Compression

When an object hits the skin in a brushing motion or at an angle and lists the skin and peels it back, this is considered a grinding compression laceration. As the top layer of skin peels back, the epidermis is compromised and the tissue beneath is crushed.


One of the less common types of lacerations, over-stretching occurs when an object strikes the skin at an angle and pushes or pulls the skin, causing complete breakage and/or stretching of the skin.

Split Laceration

Split lacerations occur when two objects crush a portion of the body. After the compression, the skin and tissues tear. This type of injury typically occurs on the hands, legs, face, and head.


Tearing lacerations happen when the skin literally tears, as can be assumed from the name of the injury. These lacerations are also very common in auto accidents.