Car accident injuries can be devastating, and unfortunately there are common injuries that occur more often than others. These include neck and back injuries – both of which are severe and should not be left untreated. If you’ve been in a recent or previous accident and suffered physical pain or loss, contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your options.
Here are the most common injuries that occur in car accidents.
Broken Bones and Fractures
Being in a car wreck can subject your body to a tremendous amount of force. Broken bones may not be immediately obvious. You may think you’re just bruised when you have a fracture. X-rays are often necessary to make sure.
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries can cause complex issues such as personality changes, depression and anxiety. Many people may experience issues with their memory and mood after a head injury. If the injuries aren’t properly diagnosed, victims may not realize the accident was the cause.
Back, Neck and Spine Problems
Injuries to an individual’s back, neck or general spinal column can cause issues throughout the rest of his or her life. Back issues often get worse over time or take a long time to recover from. They can also inhibit an individual from working. If not properly treated, back and spine problems can lead to chronic pain.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s important to get legal help as soon as possible. Contact the lawyers at Martin & Helms.