At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we are proud to help victims of car accidents heal from their injuries. We find that many people are surprised to which car accident injuries are the most common and which are less common. Keep reading to get an idea of the most common car accident injuries, and then contact us at 800-333-0000 if you require a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.
Bruising and Contusions
Even a relatively minor car accident can leave a person bruised. It can slam the victim into the seatbelt, which, though doing its job of protecting them from serious injury, can cause minor bruising. In most cases, bruises are not serious and will heal after a few weeks. However, there could be more serious damage beneath the bruising, and it is always wise to get a medical opinion.
When your vehicle is traveling at high speed and is suddenly hit, the force of the impact and abrupt stop can cause a person to move their neck in a way that is unsafe. This can lead to whiplash. When a person suffers from pain or discomfort in their neck and/or back after an accident, the most common reason is that they have sustained whiplash. This can take several weeks to recover but does not usually lead to long-term injury. That said, it is important to have a medical professional assess your specific injury.
Injury to the Neck or Back
It might seem that neck injuries were covered when we discussed whiplash, but the truth is that whiplash affects the muscles and ligaments in the neck – not the neck bones themselves. When a person suffers a neck or back injury, this can cause herniations or ruptures of the discs in the spine. These are serious injuries that generally hurt and can cause long-term mobility issues. In most cases, these injuries will require physical therapy for total healing.
The most common head injury is a concussion. Some people refer to these as “minor” head injuries, but there is no such thing as a minor injury to the brain. A concussion can result in a loss of memory, loss of balance, and loss of consciousness. More serious head injuries can result in long-term consequences. It is essential that a doctor assess you if there is any question about you having a head injury.
Contact a Local Personal Injury Attorney for Help
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, then we welcome you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We can go over all the options so that you know what your best way forward is. Call now, and we can get started right away.