Common Car Accident Injuries
Although nobody wants to think about the risks associated with a car crash in Georgia, it is important to remember that motor vehicle collisions—regardless of speed or location—can result in severe and debilitating injuries. While you may be able to obtain financial compensation for minor injuries from which you are likely to recover quickly, it is critical to recognize the types of injuries that often result in long-term and even permanent disabilities. In some cases, particularly serious injuries in car accidents can result in death. The following are among the most common car accident injuries. If you or someone you love recently got hurt in a collision, you should seek advice about filing a claim for financial compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), Including Concussions
The Mayo Clinic emphasizes that TBIs commonly result from motor vehicle collisions. A traumatic brain injury is, in general, caused by many types of bumps or blows, or event jolts, to the head. Even a concussion, which is a form of a mild TBI, can have lasting consequences, and symptoms and effects can take weeks or months to disappear.
Broken bones can occur in any bone in the human body, and these injuries are also known as fractures. They can require multiple surgeries and, depending upon the severity of the break, weeks or months away from work.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
A spinal cord injury, or SCI, is a broad term that is used to refer to “damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal,” according to the Mayo Clinic. In many cases, SCIs result in “permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury.”
Whiplash occurs most frequently in rear-end collisions since it results from a “forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip,” according to the Mayo Clinic. With whiplash, most accident victims do recover within a few weeks’ time, but they typically need a treatment plan from a doctor. In some cases, recovery takes much longer, and accident victims may experience “chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications.”
Soft Tissue Injuries
While soft tissue injuries may not be quite as debilitating as some of the other types of injuries listed here, they can nonetheless result in temporary permanent disabilities and long-term partial disabilities.
According to Healthline, internal bleeding can be particularly dangerous because it often results from internal organ injuries or other internal harm that you cannot see. As such, internal bleeding can be quite difficult to diagnose without proper medical attention. Many incidents of internal bleeding result from trauma in car accidents, and in some situations, the internal bleeding is life-threatening. If you have any symptoms of internal bleeding, from dizziness and weakness to low blood pressure or unexplained pain or nausea, you should seek medication attention.
Seek Advice from a Georgia Car Crash Lawyer
Suffering a serious injury in a motor vehicle collision can be devastating both physically and financially. An experienced Marietta car accident attorney can help you to seek the financial compensation you deserve. Contact The Strickland Firm to learn more about filing a claim and seeking compensation from the at-fault driver.