Car accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in the U.S., reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, more than 2.5 million Americans are treated for car accident-related injuries every year. The severity of injuries sustained in a car crash can vary considerably, but even minor injuries can negatively affect a victim’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
Some of the more common car accident injuries reported are:
Whiplash is a term frequently used to describe injury to the neck and surrounding areas. Whiplash is usually caused by external force “whipping” a victim’s neck back and forth. Symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and “pins and needles” sensation. Although whiplash is considered a minor injury, many victims suffer chronic pain and limited mobility for an extended period of time.
Concussions, which are a type of traumatic brain injury, are caused by a jolt, blow, or hit to the head. The force of a hit to the head causes the brain to move back and forth inside the skull causing brain cell damage. Concussions are usually categorized as a mild brain injury, however, they can be very serious if not treated promptly or at all. The more common symptoms of concussions are headaches, vomiting, sensitivity to light, confusion, fatigue, and trouble balancing.
The force of the body being hit by an object often results in broken bones. Bone fractures as this type of injury is also called are usually categorized as open or closed. Both open and closed bone fractures can require surgery, rehabilitation, and long-term treatment. In more severe cases of bone fractures, victims may suffer permanent disability, loss of function, and chronic pain.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are usually described as mild, moderate or severe. Mild brain injuries like concussions are usually treatable with no severe long-term consequences. Moderate and severe brain injuries can result in severe long-term effects and worse, death. TBI victims often show symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, loss of consciousness, poor coordination, irritability, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, memory loss, and mood changes.
Muscle sprains and tears
Injury to the muscle, ligaments, and tendons in the body can result in pain, limited mobility, swelling, and bruising. Muscle sprains and tears don’t usually result in permanent damage, but oftentimes, can take weeks and even months to heal. Severe muscle, ligament or tendon tears oftentimes require corrective surgery and rehabilitation.
Have you suffered a broken bone injury, traumatic brain injury, muscle sprain injury or concussion in a car accident caused by another person’s careless actions? Don’t wait to reach out to an aggressive Los Angeles car accident injury lawyer at Adamson Ahdoot LLP. When you call (800)310-1606, one of our friendly representatives will schedule a time for you to sit down one on one with one of our skilled attorneys. We are aggressive litigators who will fight for your right to compensation for medical bills, surgery, rehabilitation, lost income from taking time off work, and pain and suffering.