Car accidents are not only mentally traumatizing to a victim but they can cause a number of physical issues. Some injuries can be minor while others can last a lifetime. Here are some of the most common injuries most likely to happen after a car accident.
Car accident victims may require dental surgeries and cosmetic repairs from facial injuries. They can injure their face and jaw in the windshield, shattered glass, with the air bag, on the dashboard or with a car seat. It’s very easy to injure the face and costs thousands of dollars for surgeries to repair these injuries.
Spinal cord and neck injuries
Many people experience whip lash from a car accident. Usually, whip lash is less serious while others have experienced severe problems like disc injuries and cervical radiculopathy (a pain in the neck that can cause weakness and numbness down through the arms). These serious injuries will require rehabilitation and possible surgery to reach a full recovery. Car accident victims may not even experience pain or symptoms of a neck or back injury until some time has passed after the accident.
One of the most serious injuries coming from car accidents is a brain injury. They are also the most common type of injury. What makes them so dangerous, like neck and back injuries, symptoms don’t often surface until time has passed. With a brain injury, there may not be symptoms, but there could be internal bruising, which is dangerous if untreated. Some people even get a mild concussion and don’t realize it immediately.
Another issue that some victims experience with long-term brain injuries is time missed at work and handling daily tasks. This type of injury can also lead to the need for long-term care, which can be very expensive.
Not only are physical injuries prevalent in car accidents, but also psychological injuries. Sometimes death occurs and this can be psychologically dangerous to the surviving victims. Victims may have to talk to a therapist for post-traumatic stress disorder or they may experience short-term effects of the accident.
While car accidents can be stressful and frightening enough, the victims of the crash have to cope with physical and mental injuries that can occur, as well. Victims are most likely to experience facial and jaw injuries, neck and back injuries, brain injuries and psychological damage.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in a car accident, contact the car accident lawyers at Hunt Law Offices today for a free consultation.
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