Many kinds of car accident injuries impact people every day, from the child who no longer sees because of an injury to the eyes to the mother who can't drive because of paralysis from a serious impact. Car accidents change lives in an instant.
Some of the most common car accident-related injuries include neck, chest, back and head injuries. For example, one of the injuries you're likely to see in a head-on collision is whiplash. This is when the head whips forward and back quickly. It has the potential to cause brain damage, damage to the neck's ligaments and other serious problems.
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most serious injuries you can suffer in a crash. These typically occur if you hit your head or have your skull impaled by an object. For example, if you hit your head on a window or steering wheel, you may have a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries range in severity. Some are minor, needing only a few weeks of recovery. Others last a lifetime and require ongoing care and therapy.
Injuries to the extremities are common as well. Lacerations, bruising and broken bones can impact your life for some time to come. Even if you heal, your nerves may be damaged or you could have scarring or disfigurement to deal with on a daily basis.
No matter what kinds of injuries you have, you deserve a chance to get the best treatments and to be compensated for them. Our website has more on what you can do if you're hurt in a crash.