Different Types of Car Accident Injuries
WLF Car Accident Attorney
Car crashes can cause different types of trauma/injuries. The type of injury one suffers in an accident depends on a variety of factors including the following: the speed that he or she was traveling at, whether or not they were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident, and where they were seated in the car. Millions of people are injured every year in car accidents on our roads. These accidents cost billions of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages.
Before we get into the how, a word on injuries and compensation. Car accident injuries can be very expensive to treat on your own. If it was another person’s negligence that caused the accident, then you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us now for a free consultation with an experienced Riverside car accident attorney who can help you file your claim and win the money you need to make a full recovery.
Car accident injuries and how they are caused
- Brain and head injuries
Brain and head injuries are some of the most common forms of injuries suffered by car accident victims. You can get head injuries if your head violently hits the steering wheel, side window, windshield or dashboard. These types of injuries often incur both physical and mental effects. In more serious cases, the effects can be debilitating and last a lifetime. Even if you don’t exhibit obvious signs of head injury, have a medical professional give you a checkup to make sure you are okay!
- Back injuries
The impact of a crash and the torque created by the impact can twist the bodies of car occupants, resulting in back strain, lumbar spine injury, thoracic injuries, bone fracture, and thoracic spine injury among others. Most back injuries are difficult to treat immediately and normally require long-term care or treatment. Some back injuries might prevent you from going back to work. If you suffer such an injury and you didn’t cause the accident, you should find a car accident attorney to get you full and fair compensation for your damages.
- Spinal cord trauma
A violent impact could break your bone or ligaments which could severe the spinal cord and disconnect the nerve cells that the brain uses to pass information up and down your body. This could result in partial or total paralysis depending on the location of the injury.
- Neck injuries
When a car accident results in your abdomen and head being jerked in different directions, you can get neck injuries. Neck injuries can be as mild as a simple neck strain, or as severe as disc injury or cervical dislocation.
- Mental trauma
Not all personal damages resulting from a car accident are physical in nature. Experiencing such a traumatic event can bring about psychological damages like anxiety, depression, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and emotional distress.
As you can see, there are a number of ways that a car accident can cause injuries. Most injuries are caused by the impact of the crash. Therefore, to be safe, you should wear a seatbelt and drive cautiously and lawfully.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another motorist, then it is well within your rights to pursue compensation for your losses. Call us now, and we will assign a premier car accident attorney to advise you on your best legal options for recovery.