Car crashes may cause damage to the body that lasts a lifetime and serious trauma happens to car accident victims every day. When a crash victim doesn’t seek medical care that trauma may worsen. Are you aware of the common injuries to ask your doctor about after a car crash? Our office sees an incredible range of injuries with our clients and some of them tend to re-occur. This is a rather limited list of the ones you may want to ask your doctor about after you have been involved in a crash.
Whiplash is a catch-all term describing what happens when the cervical spine is forced beyond the normal range of motion. Car crashes are the most common cause. This can cause chronic headaches and neck pain, and can make it hard to concentrate. In worse cases, it can cause serious damage to your nerves, ligaments, and the discs in your neck.
Back injuries can affect muscles, nerves, spinal discs, and more. Almost all the range of motion we have goes through the back muscles. If you’ve ever had low back pain, you know how much it can hurt to do anything! Car accidents may aggravate existing back issues or create brand new ones that cause tremendous suffering. Sometimes, you can even get a spinal cord injury. This can cause paralysis or scrambled nerve function that can affect the rest of your life.
Concussions are common in car accidents as a result of the force of impact. Even mild concussions can cause problems for weeks after your accident, to say nothing of more serious blows. Also, depending on how your head was struck, you could suffer damage to the eyes, the jaw and teeth, and more. These can affect your ability to eat or sense the world around you, which can ruin your quality of life.
Broken bones and joint injuries are a common car accident injury. Your legs could be crushed in a side impact. Your head could knock the steering wheel. A flipped vehicle could break many bones. Even your airbag, while saving your head, can crack your ribs and sternum if the shock is large enough. If the bones are at risk, so are the joints. Repairing joint injuries can require a lot of painful rehabilitation to regain lost range of motion. For some people, losing a joint can mean losing a job. A construction worker won’t get far with a busted knee or elbow!
Internal bleeding may occur in rougher accidents, especially ones with broken bones. This needs to be treated at a hospital to avoid serious complications. There are many other car accident injuries that could harm you besides these. We also can’t forget that car accidents kill people every day because of trauma. Filing a car accident claim starts with a diagnosis of your injuries.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!