While each car crash is different and each person may suffer from different accident injuries, there are several common injuries after an accident o be aware of. Some of these injuries may not show up immediately after the crash, so it is vital to ensure you have been thoroughly examined by a medical doctor and that you are aware of all of your injuries before you accept a settlement.
What are the Common Injuries After a Car Crash?
Common injuries after a car crash can be divided up into several broad categories of injuries:
- Broken or fractured bones. This may occur to one or more bones throughout the body including the limbs and the face. While a broken arm or a broken leg can be felt immediately, some types of broken or fractured bones are less obvious, such as a broken rib. Be sure a thorough x-ray is done to identify the extent of the damage and to ensure that there are no internal fractures that could cause internal bleeding
- Head injuries. Head injuries range from a concussion to traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can result from the impact of the crash on the brain. Skull fractures or bleeding of the brain, in addition to TBI, can have long term affects and can potentially lead to permanent impairment.
- Soft tissue injuries: This type of injury is a broad class that result from car crashes. Whiplash, which affects the neck, is a form of soft tissue injury. Soft tissue injury can occur anywhere in the body where you have muscles, tendons or ligaments. Soft tissue injuries can cause pain and inflammation and may make it impossible to perform routine daily activities as a result of the damage to the tissue
- Back injuries: The spinal bones and vertebrae in your back ultimately control nerves and movement throughout your body. Unfortunately, the discs and nerves in your back can be traumatized by a car accident, having a permanent or lasting impact. Worse, a break to the bones in the spine can leave you permanently paralyzed.
If you suffer from injury after a car crash, your first priority should be to get the medical attention you need. However, you also want to ensure you are fully compensated for these injuries. Keep records of all your injuries as well as copies of medical bills and statements from doctors. You can provide this information to an attorney who can help you make a claim to recover for your damages.
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