Common Car Accident Injuries
Cars can crash in many ways. Some crashes involve rear-end or head-on collisions with other vehicles, a single vehicle rolling over, intersection collisions, and more. While every accident is different, one thing is for certain – car accidents have the potential to cause a variety of serious injuries to victims.
Some motorists are fortunate to walk away from a crash feeling shaken up with only a few minor scratches. However, many others require immediate medical treatment for traumatic injuries. A crash can jolt and twist your body in unnatural ways, as well as cause you to hit the inside of the car or even get ejected from the car. Some traumatic injuries that may result include:
- Soft tissue tears, sprains, or strains
- Neck and back injuries
- Facial injuries
- Head trauma and skull fractures
- Concussions or moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
All of the above injuries should be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional as soon as possible after a crash. Many victims may need an ambulance ride but if not, you should still head to the emergency room as soon as you can. Often, doctors will diagnose injuries that you didn’t even suspect you had. This not only means that you will receive the treatment you need, but also that there will be a comprehensive record of all your accident-related injuries. This can help with insurance claims to seek compensation from the party who was at fault for your accident.
Contact an Experienced California Personal Injury Attorney to Discuss Your RIghts
The Law Offices of Brian Brandt helps accident victims with all types of injuries, from the relatively minor to catastrophic. If you or a loved one suffered accidental injuries, call us at 800.983.4467 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.