How a California Car Accident Affects You
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Different Types of Car Accident Injuries
Car crashes can cause different types of trauma/injuries. The type of injury one suffers in an accident depends on a variety of factors including the following: the speed that he or she was traveling at, whether or not they were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident, and where they were seated in the car. Millions of people are injured every year in car accidents on our roads. These accidents cost billions of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages.
Before we get into the how, a word on injuries and compensation. Car accident injuries can be very expensive to treat on your own. If it was another person’s negligence that caused the accident, then you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us now for a free consultation with an experienced California car accident attorney who can help you file your claim and win the money you need to make a full recovery.
- Brain and head injuries
Brain and head injuries are some of the most common forms of injuries suffered by car accident victims. You can get head injuries if your head violently hits the steering wheel, side window, windshield or dashboard. These types of injuries often incur both physical and mental effects. In more serious cases, the effects can be debilitating and last a lifetime. Even if you don’t exhibit obvious signs of head injury, have a medical professional give you a checkup to make sure you are okay!
- Back injuries
The impact of a crash and the torque created by the impact can twist the bodies of car occupants, resulting in back strain, lumbar spine injury, thoracic injuries, bone fracture, and thoracic spine injury among others. Most back injuries are difficult to treat immediately and normally require long-term care or treatment. Some back injuries might prevent you from going back to work. If you suffer such an injury and you didn’t cause the accident, you should find a car accident attorney to get you full and fair compensation for your damages.
- Spinal cord trauma
A violent impact could break your bone or ligaments which could severe the spinal cord and disconnect the nerve cells that the brain uses to pass information up and down your body. This could result in partial or total paralysis depending on the location of the injury.
- Neck injuries
When a car accident results in your abdomen and head being jerked in different directions, you can get neck injuries. Neck injuries can be as mild as a simple neck strain, or as severe as disc injury or cervical dislocation.
- Mental trauma
Not all personal damages resulting from a car accident are physical in nature. Experiencing such a traumatic event can bring about psychological damages like anxiety, depression, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and emotional distress.
Symptoms of Concussions You Should Know
All too often, car accident victims sustain concussions and/or other significant injuries but forego medical attention because they don’t experience any immediate symptoms. By delaying diagnosis and treatment, they not only put themselves at risk of facing adverse health consequences, but also give themselves a financial disadvantage; oftentimes they prematurely settle with the insurance company and thus end up paying out-of-pocket for their medical expenses.
If you have recently been in a car accident, even a minor one at slow speeds, it is highly recommended that you wait a few days before signing any release of liability – you may have delayed symptoms! Concussions in particular are difficult to spot, but they can be every bit as serious as any broken bones or lacerations, and incur serious long-term effects. Symptoms of concussion include the following:
- Short temper
- Loss of balance
- Blurred or double vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty concentrating or reasoning
- Anxiety or depression
If you have been exhibiting these symptoms after an accident, see your physician right away. In many cases, seeking appropriate medical care soon after an accident can improve your chances of a more complete and more rapid recovery.
To ensure that you get full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, contact the experienced brain injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm for immediate assistance. We can guide you through the complicated claims process while moving you towards your goals. Call us today at (866) 344-0588 to receive a FREE case evaluation.
Get Help for Your California Car Accident Injuries Now
As you can see, there are a number of ways that a car accident can cause injuries. Most injuries are caused by the impact of the crash. Therefore, to be safe, you should wear a seatbelt and drive cautiously and lawfully.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another motorist, then it is well within your rights to pursue compensation for your losses. Contact us now, and we will assign a premier car accident attorney to advise you on your best legal options for recovery.
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