The Most Common Injuries from Car Accidents
Car accidents are a common occurrence, and more motorists are driving with distractions or other careless acts than ever before. Most collisions are minor, and the drivers walk away without a scratch. But there are many others that cause devastating effects with severe and life-changing injuries. Almost every crash results from the negligence of a driver in some capacity – and can cause common injuries from car accidents. If you were in an accident because of a careless driver, you might be eligible to recover compensation for damages. For questions about help to recover damages, contact Edwards Injury Law today to meet with an experienced personal injury attorney.
When cars crash, the sudden jolt can cause injuries to nearly every part of your body. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries or TBI
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Traumatic amputations
The blow from the impact of the crash and the way the person’s body often twists and turns can often cause severe, even catastrophic, injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBI
A severe TBI is a catastrophic injury that can have devastating effects on the injured party and their family’s entire lives. People with a TBI often have a long-term or permanent disability. In many cases, those victims must undergo multiple surgeries or lifelong rehabilitation and physical therapy. These victims can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder due to the violent nature of their car accident.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most severe and life-changing injuries a person can experience in a vehicle collision. The spine is one of our most important organs, as it is the body’s command center controlling messaging and movement. Some spinal cord injuries can be resolved through surgery or therapy, but there are other cases where a spinal cord injury can lead to permanent paralysis.
During vehicle collisions, the back often absorbs a great deal of force during impact. Back injuries can worsen over time, and what may seem like a minor back injury could result in a life-threatening injury. It is important to always seek medical attention following any kind of accident to receive a proper medical diagnosis quickly.
When a person sustains broken ribs in a vehicle collision, it is not uncommon for the rib to pierce an internal organ, such as a lung. Seat Belts also cause internal organ injuries, such as an aortic dissection, during the force of the crash. In many cases, internal injuries go unnoticed by a victim of a car accident. It is important to seek medical evaluation and treatment as soon as possible.
Fractures and Broken Bones
Car accidents commonly lead to bone fractures and severe breaks. The injuries occur because the body absorbs much impact when the vehicles collide.
Car crashes are a common cause of traumatic amputations. Sometimes, the injured party does not lose their limb immediately – rather the injuries cause loss of blood flow or severe tissue damage so doctors must amputate it later. The collisions that most commonly lead to traumatic amputations include.
- Head-on collisions
- T-Bone crashes
Traumatic amputations may occur in any accidents that cause enough force to eject the driver or a passenger from the vehicle.
How Edwards Injury Law Can Help
If a negligent driver caused you or someone you love to suffer from severe injuries and losses in a crash, you have the legal right to hold them financially accountable. Edwards Injury Law is a black-owned and veteran-owned business committed and dedicated to its clients and community. Choosing our firm to represent you in a negligence claim means choosing excellence and integrity. Our clients can have peace of mind knowing that we are ready to take on today’s legal challenges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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