Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States. Unfortunately, car accidents often result in various injuries that can have long-lasting effects. From concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) to fractures, internal injuries, whiplash, and joint injuries, car accident victims can suffer a wide range of physical and psychological ailments.
Let’s explore common injuries that can result from car accidents.
Concussions and TBIs
Head trauma is one of the most common types of injury resulting from car crashes. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when the head experiences a violent shaking or jolting motion that affects the brain’s normal functioning.
Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea, impaired balance or coordination, difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly, memory loss, or amnesia. If you experience any of these symptoms after an auto accident, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately.
Bones can be broken in even minor car accidents due to the sheer force involved in impact collisions. Fractures range from simple breaks that heal on their own with proper rest and treatment to more severe fractures that require surgery or other invasive procedures for successful healing. It’s essential to pay attention to any pain or swelling after an auto accident as they could be signs of a break.
Car crashes can also cause internal injuries such as abdominal bruising or organ damage caused by blunt force trauma during impact collisions.
Internal bleeding can occur without outward signs such as cuts or scrapes, so it is vital to seek medical attention after a crash even if there are no visible signs of injury. The only way to diagnose internal bleeding is through diagnostic tests such as X-rays or CT scans, so victims must receive prompt medical care following an automobile collision if they are concerned about possible internal damage.
Whiplash & Joint Injuries
Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are suddenly forced back and forth due to sudden acceleration or deceleration during a collision. Whiplash can cause muscle strain/tension along with pain/discomfort in your neck area, which may persist for weeks/months after your initial incident date, depending on the severity/treatment received early on in the process timeline.
Additionally, joint injuries may arise due to direct impacts sustained during a collision - this type of trauma may require physical therapy or rehabilitation services.
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Car accidents can cause numerous physical and psychological ailments that range from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe conditions like concussions and fractures, which require immediate medical attention for successful healing.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you must seek medical attention immediately so your condition does not worsen over time. After receiving professional care, it may also be beneficial for victims to contact an experienced car accidents attorney if they believe they have been injured due to another person’s negligence.
Take the first step and call a Advocate Law Firm, P.A. attorney today at (863) 644-5566. We take calls 24/7.