What are the most common injuries after a car accident?
Baltimore car accidents can cause serious injuries that result in pain and the need for extensive medical treatment. Even a crash that results in minor vehicle damage can cause serious injuries.
Maryland car accident injury attorney James Katz has been helping Baltimore car accident injury victims for over thirty years. He has seen virtually every type of car accident injury imaginable.
He has compiled a list of the most common car accident injuries and urges you to contact an attorney if you are suffering from any of the following injuries:
- Face lacerations. Even wearing your seat belt cannot always protect your head and face from striking the dashboard, side window, or steering wheel. These blows can cause serious cuts and bruising.
- Traumatic brain injuries. Also occurring when your head strikes the steering wheel, window, or dash, traumatic brain injuries can range from a concussion to serious bruising of the brain. Traumatic brain injuries are linked to a wide range of problems including those affecting motor skills, hearing, vision, speech, and breathing. Traumatic brain injuries are also very common in rollover accidents, especially if the person was not wearing his or her seat belt.
- Bone fractures. Many times, traumatic brain injuries are caused by skull fractures after the head strikes a part of the car. Other common fractures in car accidents include those to the arms, legs, wrists, fingers, and feet.
- Whiplash and other neck injuries. When a car is jolted after it is struck by another vehicle, the violent motion can cause a painful neck injury. This sudden movement is called "whiplash" and pain often arises the next morning. Car accidents can also cause neck strains, sprains, and fractures.
- Back injuries. Slipped or herniated discs in the spine or vertebrae are also common to car accidents. Back injuries can not only be very painful, but if they are serious enough - like a severed spine - they can cause paralysis.
- Shoulder injuries. The harsh restraining action of a seat belt or being tossed around in a car can have dire effects on the shoulders. Torn rotator cuffs, sprains, and strains in the shoulders are common in car accidents.
Take the best course of action for yourself and your health. An attorney may be able to help you navigate the complex process of making an auto accident insurance claim.
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