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Common Car Accident Injuries

When you get injured in a car crash, it is important to seek timely medical treatment. Many common car accident injuries can become permanently disabling if not treated properly. Silver & Silver can help you find proper care and have the guilty party compensate you for all damages incurred.

Common Car Accident InjuriesHere are some common car accident injuries—

Cervicalgia: This is a particular type of neck pain that is often caused by whiplash. Whiplash occurs when an active force causes your neck to move outside its normal range of motion. The strength of a 3,100-pound moving vehicle often pushes the body in ways it was not meant to move, making Cervicalgia one of the most common car accident injuries.

Back Pain: The force of two cars colliding can cause spine, muscle, ligament or joint damage in your back. One common cause of back pain in accident victims is disc herniation, which usually causes lower back pain. Back injuries are very common in car accidents.

Spinal Cord Injury: Many spinal cord injuries, including paralysis, can occur from car accidents. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include the roof of the car caving in, seatbelt malfunctions and car collisions. Accident victims may lose all or some sensation in their back and throughout their body.

Neurological Injuries: Car accidents often result in neurological injuries called Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).   An impact to the head often causes a mild, but still traumatic, and brain injury called a concussion. It is important to have head injuries treated quickly. Symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Ear ringing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Delayed response time
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion

There are also more serve TBIs that can cause permeant disability or even death. Young children are particularly susceptible to TBI. Neurological injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries.

Orthopedic Injuries: These are injuries to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A car collision can cause many types of orthopedic injuries including different kinds of fractures and some injuries that cause the muscle to change shape. We highly recommend that you visit an orthopedic doctor because these are very common car accident injuries.

PTSD: Car accident victims may suffer from mental wounds. A traumatic event can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD means your mind is reliving the event and causing you mental distress. Symptoms include:

  • Reoccurring thoughts of the crash
  • Nightmares about the crash
  • Feeling like the accident is happening again and again
  • Flashbacks
  • Inability to recall specific events that took place during the crash
  • Feeling detached
  • Restricted emotional feelings
  • Insomnia
  • Easily startled
  • Irritability or anger

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If you get injured in a car crash, call Silver & Silver at 561-279-3911 for a free consultation. There are many common car accident injuries, and we will make sure you can get the medical treatment that your injuries require. Our priority is your health and safety.

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