It is true that automobile accident injuries will vary from driver to passenger and from crash to crash, but there are some that will be fairly common. This article is meant to offer you an overview of common injuries resulting from Tampa auto accidents; specific information should always be acquired from a physician.
Head and brain injuries:
In a Tampa car accident, a common injury that can be suffered by either the driver or vehicle passenger is a closed head injury. The damage can be as minor as an annoying concussion or as severe as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The danger is found in the fact that there are no cuts or bruises. Physical markers would help signal that the brain has been jostled inside the skull by the force of the car impact, which is the cause of bruising.
Neck strain and pain:
Another common set of injuries resulting from automobile accidents is neck injuries, which can include all of the following:
- Neck strain.
- Disc injuries.
- Radiating weakness in the arms.
In a Tampa automobile accident, facial injuries can be caused by the steering wheel, dash, airbags, shattered glass or broken car seats. Injuries range in severity from simple bruises to lacerations and broken bones, or even serious injuries to the jaw and the surrounding musculature.
Post-traumatic stress disorder:
Injuries resulting from automobile accidents are not limited to physical damage. Especially after a serious crash involving a stay in a hospital or even the loss of a life, all involved are likely to feel some type of long or short-term psychological trauma. PTSD is not the outcome for everyone, but it can result from emotional distress after a car accident.
If you have suffered any of the above-described injuries, due to another driver’s recklessness, it is possible you are eligible to recover compensation for your damages.
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