Car Accident InjuriesIf you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you should be fairly and justly compensated for your injury or injuries. However, in order to receive the compensation that you deserve, you are probably going to need the representation of a personal injury attorney.
There are many different types of injuries that result from a car accident, which vary in severity. Some injuries that are caused by a car accident are minor and heal on their own. Other injuries are severe and may lead to lifelong, permanent disability.
There are some kinds of injuries that are commonly associated with a car accident. These include:
Fractures, Broken Bones - Fractures or broken bones are one of the common kinds of injuries that result from a car accident. According to the severity of the broken bones, they may require a cast until they are healed; or, in more severe instances, they may need surgery to repair. In either case, physical therapy is normally a requirement in order to restore your complete range of motion.
Internal Injuries - Internal injuries in a car accident are usually the result of your body being hit or crushed by contact with an object either inside or outside of the car. This could be things like the windshield, steering wheel, window, flying debris or other objects. Internal injuries are extremely serious and need to be treated as quickly as possible.
Cuts or Lacerations - Cuts or lacerations are one of the most frequent types of injuries that result from a car accident. Many things can cause cuts or lacerations in a car accident. These include flying objects, torn sheet metal, broken glass and other things. The severity of the cuts or lacerations is what determines how they are treated. Treatment includes bandages, stitches and surgery (in severe cases). Surgery may be needed to reduce the visibility of scarring which occurs on your neck or face as a result of cuts or lacerations.
Head Injuries - Various kinds of head injuries are also a common result of car accidents. On any occasion that you suffer some kind of blow to your head, severe injuries may occur. These injuries can range all the way from a simple bump on the head to concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). In any case, as with internal injuries, head injuries require treatment as soon as possible.
Whiplash - One of the most common injuries that are brought about by a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash usually results from the motion of the accident causing your neck and head to move in a way that is not within your normal range of motions. When this occurs, your muscles, tendons and ligaments are strained. The result can be injuries to your neck, spine and/or back. Treatment again varies with the severity of your injuries and may include braces, casts, surgery and physical therapy.
Again, if you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you will probably need the representation of a personal injury attorney to receive all of the compensation that you deserve for your injury or injuries.
Contact a personal injury attorney to have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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