A car accident can cause serious injuries to the driver and its passengers. Many of there injuries leading to death. Car accident deaths are on the rise with recent reports of over 38,000 deaths due to car accidents. Those that are lucky enough to survive a car wreck end up with both minor and serious injuries. Some of the common injuries after a car accident include head, neck, and back injuries. These types of injuries are severe so it’s important to seek medical treatment ASAP.
Most Common Car Accident Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Internal Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury due to car crash can be devastating. When a spinal cord injury occurs it typically is caused by fracture or damage to the nerves in the spinal canal. Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent disability or numerous limitations to motor skills.
Head injuries sustained in a car wreck can lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) leading to minor brain injuries, permanent disability, or death. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.
Whiplash is one of the leading causes of neck injuries in a car accident which is a result of injuring the soft tissue in the neck. Whiplash can occur in car accident no matter the speed of the vehicle.
Injuring your back in a car wreck can lead to a long painful road to recovery as it can lead to minor discomfort or disability. If you feel you have injured your back in a wreck that you let paramedics know so they can take proper precautions when transferring you to prevent further damage.
Broken bones as a result of a crash are quite common. Many of these broken bones are, the wrist, foot, leg, shoulder, nose, and more. It is important to get a full x-ray after a wreck and let the doctor know of any area that is hurting more than normal.
Internal injuries include internal bleeding or injuries to your organs. Because of this many people don’t seek medical treatment after a crash because they don’t see any injuries but result in tragedy later if not treated immediately.
Car accidents can cause serious pain for the victims as well as their families that depend on them, as many times they are unable to work leaving them in a financial scare of how to pay the bills. It is crucial to contact an experienced car accident attorney following a car wreck to make sure your rights are protected and to give yourself the best possible outcome for financial compensation.
Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. has a dedicated team of lawyers with over 130+ years of combined experience standing by to help you when you’ve suffered an injury. We assist clients who were injured due to a car accident, 18-wheeler wreck, motorcycle crash, or any other personal injury.