Common Injuries

Car accidents can result in any number of injuries for different victims. A variety of factors can also contribute to what kind of injury or injuries you suffer. Were you rear-ended? Did your vehicle rollover? Although we’ve seen just about every type of injury under the sun happen from a car accident, there are a couple that frequently occur. Listed below are some of the most frequently occurring injuries from car accidents.

Common Injuries in Car Accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal Injuries
  • Psychological Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Now that we’ve gone over some of the most common types of injuries associated with car accidents, we can go into more detail. Traumatic brain injury research is still in the beginning stages. We’re seeing just the tip of the iceberg on how often brain injuries are actually occurring. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. Even a seemingly minor crash can jolt a person enough to damage the brain. It’s absolutely essential to see a doctor after a car accident, even if you think you feel okay. Additionally, watch out for abnormal behavior in children following car accidents. Brain injuries can be difficult to spot in children. Symptoms may be incorrectly assigned to temper tantrums or other behavior.

Neck Injuries

Whiplash is the neck injury you hear about all the time. It happens when the neck is whipped violently. This type of injury is frequently seen in rear-end crashes. It’s not uncommon to see a variety or different neck injuries after a car accident, ranging from neck soreness and stiffness all the way to fracture. Any injury to the neck needs immediate medical attention.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

In addition to neck injuries, back and other spinal cord injuries are also seen frequently with car accidents. Back and spinal cord injuries can include sprains, strains, fractures and certain types of disc injuries. While some amount of pain and soreness is normal after a crash, you should always get medically evaluated after a car accident. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that you’ve been injured. If you’re having back pain, you could have a serious injury after a crash.

Facial Injuries

Just about every car accident will involve some type of broken glass, exploding airbag or dashboard breakage. This can mean your face is at risk for being severely injured. Side windows can shatter and windshields can break. It doesn’t take much to lacerate delicate facial tissues. This type of injury is also difficult for victims to recover from for multiple reasons. You could be left with scaring and pain. Depending upon the severity, you could have factures and jaw injuries that make simple tasks like eating and speaking difficult and painful.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are also a frequent occurrence in car accidents. Fractures of varying degrees of severity can happen to just about every bone in the body. Whether you’ve suffered from a broken leg, two broken legs or a broken collarbone, you’re going to be in the hospital, in pain and out of work for a while. If you’ve suffered from broken bones in a car accident, you need to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Internal Injuries

Internal injuries are an especially dangerous group of injuries that can happen in car accidents. The impact of the crash could be so forceful that you have injuries to your bowels, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys or other internal organs. These injuries are life threatening and require immediately life-saving medical attention.

Psychological Injuries

Finally, nobody talks about the injuries that leave no visible scars. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can also frequently accompany other injuries after a car accident. If you’re dealing with PTSD or other anxiety or psychological injuries after a car accident, you need to tell somebody about it. You don’t have to suffer in silence, and more people go through this than you might think.

Recovering From Car Accident Injuries

Recovering from a car accident in Jackson is no easy feat. Whether you’re dealing with bone fractures, internal injuries, facial lacerations or traumatic brain injury, you need to have a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. You could be facing a very lengthy recovery period. During this time, the medical bills will be piling up and you could be out of work or a job temporarily or indefinitely.

Contact the skilled team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a free case consultation today.

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