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Types of Injuries That May Result From a Car Accident

The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, car accident victims often come to our office with a variety of injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, an accident victim can experience injuries ranging from minor bruises, cuts, and scratches to more serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury or even death.

There are several injuries that are more common to automobile collisions than others. Still, our car accident lawyers are prepared to help accident victims regardless of the type of injuries they’ve sustained after an automobile accident. Those who have been injured are encouraged to contact our office as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of the case. Depending on what occurred, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Neck and Back Injuries

Two common types of car accident injuries are neck and back injuries. With respect to the neck, some accident victims may experience what is commonly referred to as “whiplash” and/or neck strain after an accident. There are, however, more serious neck injuries that can be caused by an auto accident, including cervical radiculopathy and disc injuries.

The injuries to a victim’s back can also be quite serious after an accident. Some victims may experience back strains, sprains, fractures, lumbar and/or thoracic spine injuries and disc injuries. Much like neck injuries, back injuries may not show up until well after an accident has taken place. That is why it is important for accident victims to visit a physician as soon as possible after an accident occurs — even if they feel okay and do not believe they have been injured. Failing to obtain a proper diagnosis of an accident-related condition can cost you greatly.

Head and Brain Injuries

One of the more common injuries sustained by car accident victims is a “closed head” injury. Such injuries can range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. Even though there are no physical cuts or bruises to see with the naked eye, head and brain injuries can be quite serious, as any sudden jolt to the head can result in the brain being tossed around inside the skull.

Dealing With Mental Injuries

Not all injuries related to motor vehicle accidents are physical in nature. Depending on the seriousness of the accident, some victims experience long-lasting psychological injuries that can be just as serious as physical injuries, in some cases. This is often the case when an accident involves very serious injuries and/or a loss of life. Some drivers and passengers may have a difficult time dealing with what occurred and they may find themselves dealing with substantial emotional distress or they might develop a more serious issue, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Our Attorneys Are Here For You

Undoubtedly, major accidents typically cause major injuries and/or unfortunate deaths. There are also times when vehicles have been involved in a crash, yet the occupants of the vehicles have simply walked away with barely a scratch. No matter the severity of your accident, you are encouraged to seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who has your best interest in mind.

Accidents can be difficult to deal with, but if you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash, your top priority should be to get better so you can move on with your life. Let our car accident attorney handle the legalities of your car accident. Give The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs a call today.

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