TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES
Car accidents are the leading cause of injuries in Ontario. Although injuries can vary from one person to the next, there are some commonalities between them. This article is a brief overview of the injuries that are most common among motor vehicle accident injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you likely have many questions you need answers to. You may be wondering whether your type of injury is the type you can sue for, or how long it will take for you to recover. A number of injuries, may not be apparent immediately after an accident, and may take time to cause pain and complications. It is not uncommon for neck and back injuries to take days before they start to hurt.
To take proper care of your health, it is important to see a healthcare provider as soon as you start to experience any sort of symptoms following a motor vehicle accident. A personal injury claim may help you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Insurance companies often times intimidate injured victims, and it is the job of your personal injury lawyer to provide answers to your questions, and peace of mind. Our law firm helps document your injuries and properly connect them to the accident, so you can be properly compensated for the harm done to you. There are a number of injuries, that can be caused by a motor vehicle accident, but below we outline some of the more common injuries.
NECK AND CHEST INJURIES
One of the most well-known injuries from a car accident is whiplash. This is caused from sudden movement of the head and neck, which can cause serious neck muscle and ligament damage. These injuries generally differ from one person to the next, depending on the force of the movement, and the health of the person involved in the accident.
Many injuries can be attributed to trauma affecting the chest region of your body. It is not uncommon for a car accident to cause broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and damage to internal organs. Regardless of the injuries, it is important to receive medical attention immediately.
Head and brain injuries are among the most common in serious car accidents. Drivers and passengers involved in a car accident can strike their heads on various areas of the inside of the vehicle, causing head trauma. This trauma can cause brain injuries which may require extensive medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation. The good news is, with the proper treatment and care, recovery can be possible.
Back injuries are also very common among car accident victims. Damage to the spinal cord, and the corresponding nerves, can be debilitating, and require substantial therapy. Injured victims may experience reduced sensation in their limbs and other body parts, as well as lower, middle, and upper back pain. More serious injuries can include paralysis. If you are experience numbness or tingling sensations, you should contact your doctor immediately or visit your nearest hospital.
OTHER FORMS OF INJURY
Injuries to other parts of the body such as arms, legs, hands and feet can also take place. These may include fractures, ligament damage, or muscle tears for instance.
Additionally, while often overlooked, accident victims may endure a significant amount of emotional and psychological trauma. Regardless of the type of injury you have sustained, it is paramount to receive treatment and have a dedicated team manage your well-being.
CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TO BEGIN YOUR ROAD TO RECOVERY
No matter what injuries you have sustained, you likely require treatment and assessments from the very early stages of your claim. Our lawyers are pleased to provide you with a free consultation to properly inform you of the claims process and the likelihood of your chances in advancing a successful personal injury lawsuit.
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