Trauma can be sustained by a victim, even in the case of a minor vehicle accident. Immediate medical care should be sought by those involved in a collision of any degree. After a crash has occurred it is common for adrenaline to diminish pain and delay the onset of symptoms. This can lead the individual to deny medical care while mistakenly believing that he/she is unharmed. Additionally, even severe conditions may not cause discomfort for days or even weeks. Our South Florida personal injury attorneys are identifying the most common injuries experienced by victims involved in an automobile accident.
Cuts and Scrapes
Unsecured items inside of a car, a deployed airbag, and broken glass can all cause wounds in a car crash of any severity. While minor lacerations may not require medical treatment, more severe wounds can lead to significant blood loss.
Injuries to the Extremities
The impact experienced in a collision can cause a person’s legs and arms to be propelled into parts of the car’s interior. Bruising, cuts, sprains and fractures to the arms or legs are all possible injuries that can be sustained as the result of force in a crash.
Neck and Chest Injuries
Whiplash is a common term associated with car crashes. This injury is the result of sudden and forceful front to back movement of the neck and head. Symptoms will vary from person to person, but often include neck pain and stiffness.
Chest injuries are also experienced due to the abrupt impact against deployed airbags. Internal bleeding, broken or collapsed ribs, and damaged organs are all injuries that must receive medical attention.
Head and Back Injuries
Severe collisions can result in traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions and comas, which must be immediately evaluated by a physician. Reduced or loss of vision, skull fractures, and impacted hearing may also be experienced when the head encounters physical contact in an accident.
Back injuries may result in spinal cord or nerve damage, herniated disks, and even paralysis. Impacts on the back or nerves can cause reduced or loss of sensation and control of extremities or other parts of the body. Herniated disks are common conditions experienced following an auto accident. A patient may experience sensations of tingling, muscle weakness, and pain in the arms or legs.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a car accident due to someone else’s negligent behavior, contact the South Florida personal injury attorneys at Graham Legal, P.A. today. Our team will fight for your right to collect payment on damages and to hold the individual responsible for their actions.