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2 common injuries from car crashes

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Car crashes sometimes produce very minor injuries, but there are times when the injures are serious. One thing that you should remember is that the damage to the vehicles doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with how severe the injuries are. You can have a totaled vehicle and walk away with just scratches, or you can have a vehicle with a small dent and end up with catastrophic injuries.

If you’ve been in a collision, you should be sure that you’re on the lookout for injuries in the following days and weeks. While many injuries will be evident immediately, there are some that may not show up for a while.

Head injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are possible in a car wreck. You don’t have to hit your head to have one. The movement of the head at the time of impact could mean the brain slams against the skull. These injuries can take weeks to show up. If you start to get headaches, changes in vision, or other symptoms of a brain injury, you should get medical care.

Spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries usually show up at the time of the crash. They’ll likely cause back pain and difficulties with your ability to move. These are medical emergencies, so you should get immediate care for the injury.

Victims of car crashes should ensure that they understand the severity of their injuries and their prognosis. Some injuries are catastrophic and will have long-term impacts on their life. It’s crucial to consider the potential long-term expenses and damages as well as short-term ones before you accept a settlement. Having experienced legal guidance can help you get what you need and deserve.