Car accidents can cause a number of injuries to all parts of your body, depending upon the circumstances of the car crash and the severity of the impact. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 3,335,800 people are injured in auto accidents each year. Taking a closer look at the range of insurance claims and personal lawsuits related to car accidents allows you to see that certain injuries appear more often than others. This blog article discusses some of the common car accident injuries.
Head and brain injuries:
In an automobile accident, one of the most common injuries suffered by both drivers and passengers is a closed head injury. This can range from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even if there is no sign of physical trauma, the brain is always at risk of being jostled inside the skull because of the impact caused by a car crash, making bruising and other injuries to the brain possible.
Common neck injuries caused by an automobile accident include mild forms of whiplash, neck strain and more severe injuries like a disc damage, or a disturbance of the nerve function that results in one of the nerve roots being compressed.
The impact of an automobile accident and the torque on the bodies of all involved can cause back injuries such as disc injuries, spinal cord injuries, compression fractures, soft tissue tears and sprains. Back injury symptoms can take some time to appear after an accident, and just as often spell long-lasting discomfort for the victim.
A person who has been injured in an automobile accident can seek compensation from the negligent party who was responsible for the accident. The injured person will ask for compensatory damages to restore the injured person to the same position he or she was at before the accident. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Possessing knowledge about common potential injuries suffered in automobile accidents will help you identify the best course of action. Automobile accidents will happen, injuries are to be expected. Handling you case alone will result in reduced compensation for compensatory damages. At Hunter Law, P.A. we navigate the complexities that arise from an automobile accident, allowing you precious time to concentrate of a full and speedy recovery. Call 844-HUNTER-LAW to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.