Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. It is important to seek immediate medical care if you’ve been involved in a crash. Some injuries are not immediately visible and only a thorough examination reveals them. You can also seek compensatory damages for your injuries with the help of a car accident lawyer.
Here is a look at some of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents. The actual amount you can seek in a car crash claim depends on the nature and type of injury you have suffered.
Whiplash injuries result from a sudden jerk or movement of the head. Such injuries can occur even in low-speed collisions. Whiplash can result in serious pain in the neck area that can last for days or even weeks. Collisions that take place at a higher speed can result in more serious neck injuries.
Soft tissue injuries impact the ligaments and muscles. They are so-called because they don’t involve any damage to the bones. In addition to the neck, soft tissue injuries commonly occur in the mid-back and lower-back regions. You may experience stiffness or strain in the muscles after suffering such an injury.
You may be tempted to ignore a soft-tissue injury and think nothing of it. However, these injuries can be excruciatingly painful and can take a long time to fully heal.
Traumatic Brain Injuries, also known as TBIs, are very common in car accidents. In patients aged 15 to 44, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of TBIs.
TBIs come with very serious consequences. In more severe cases, a TBI can result in a fatality. The survivors of the victim can launch a wrongful death lawsuit when that is the case.
Even when a TBI is not fatal, it can lead to temporary or permanent disabilities, severe functional limitations, and other health issues. Some TBI victims may have to live with these limitations for the rest of their lives.
A car crash can cause a limb to be crushed, severely damaged, or exposed to fire. When the damage is too much, the doctors have no choice but to amputate the limb. This may cause the crash victim to lose an arm, leg, or foot.
Injuries that lead to limb loss and amputations have lifelong consequences. If you lose a limb, you have to live with this disability for the rest of your life. This means you can’t work, live, play, or do any other task the same way you did before. Loss of a limb can also create financial challenges for you.
Disfigurement and scarring commonly occur due to facial injuries. You may suffer facial injuries due to a broken windshield or the impact of a car component such as the steering wheel or the airbag. Even after you fully recover from the injury, you may need to undergo surgical procedures to get rid of the scars.
In some cases, you may have to live with the scars or disfiguration for the rest of your life. Texas personal injury laws entitle you to seek separate damages for disfigurement and scarring.
It is common for car accident victims to suffer from broken bones and fractures. You may suffer damage to the bones in the wrists, arms, ankles, or legs. Depending on the nature of the injury, a broken bone can take a long time to fully heal. It may also force you to take time away from your work, resulting in lost wages.
When the impact of a crash damages your internal organs, this leads to internal injuries. Such injuries are not immediately visible. However, they need immediate medical care. This is why it is always a good idea to undergo a medical checkup following a crash. An internal injury can cause internal bleeding which can create further complications.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Dallas, Texas, you must get legal help as soon as possible. Here at Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., our lawyers help Dallas crash victims recover compensatory damages.
Crash injuries can take a long time to heal. You can recoup the full amount of the medical costs, lost wages, and other losses caused by the crash. We help you recover full compensation from the at-fault party.
Call us now at 214-984-3113 to discuss your crash with our lawyers.