The Most Common Car Accident Injuries and How to Avoid Them

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering and lost wages. The Personal Injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez know what to do if you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident.
Woman rubbing her neck after a car accident

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering and lost wages. The Personal Injury attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez know what to do if you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident.

Here are some of the most common types of car accident injuries and what you can do to avoid them.

  • Whiplash
  • Head Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Herniated Discs
  • Knee Injury
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychological Pain

Whiplash

Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries happen in car accidents. When you are in a car accident your body may move suddenly causing trauma. That trauma can strain muscles and other soft tissue without breaking bones. Whiplash can be very painful and it can take time to heal. Sometimes it can take days or even weeks before you feel the pain.

Head Injuries

Brain injuries can happen in car accidents. Brain injuries can cause immediate physical and mental injuries that may last forever. Traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term problems with brain function as well as physical movement. It is difficult to diagnose a brain injury.

Broken Bones

Ribs are fragile and even light impact can cause ribs to break. Broken ribs can be painful and require long periods of rest. Broken arms, legs, hips and even shoulders are common in car accidents. A car accident puts a lot of force on your body. Broken bones are common in all types of crashes including rear-end and side-impact accidents.

Internal Bleeding

It is common to suffer cuts and bruises in a car accident. It is also common to suffer from internal bleeding. Internal injuries are hard to detect. Internal bleeding can be dangerous if not treated quickly. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if there is a chance that you have suffered internal bleeding. It is important to get treated for life-threatening internal injuries because you can die from internal injuries of you do not get treated.

Herniated Discs

You can suffer from a herniated disc in a car accident. A herniated disc occurs when one or more vertebrae in your spine either break or shift out of place, damaging the discs between the vertebrae. A herniated disc can cause pain in your neck and back and put pressure on your spinal cord. If your spinal cord is pinched off, you may have pain in your arms or legs. If you spinal cord is severed or cut, you may lose the use of your arms and legs.

Knee Injury

The sudden impact of a crash can cause your knees to strike the dashboard. That can cause pain to your muscles, ligaments, tendons and kneecaps. You may not be able to walk without a walking cane or crutches. You may need surgery to repair your knee. Knees are complicated and knee injuries can be painful.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Not all car accident injuries are physical. You may suffer from mental and emotional injuries in a car accident. You may develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which can make normal things like working or shopping, or relaxing, hard to do. You may need mental health treatment to recover from emotional injuries after a car accident.

Psychological Pain

In addition to post-traumatic stress disorder, you may suffer from other psychological injuries as a result of a car accident. You may feel a great deal of guilt if someone was hurt. You might have flashbacks. These psychological injuries are real injuries that can come from a car accident. You may need help for your mental injuries as well as your physical injuries.

You Can Avoid Car Accidents And Injuries

Drive defensively to avoid car accidents and injuries. Keep an eye on the other guy. Make sure intersections are clear before you enter. Avoid careless drivers. Always wear a seatbelt and make sure that everyone in the vehicle wears one too. Seat belts save lives.

Do not drive over the speed limit. Speeding increases the chances of an accident and increases the severity of the injuries should an accident occur. Always observe traffic signals and road side traffic signs. And make sure that your vehicle is in working order. For example, make sure that your breaks are working properly and that your windshield wipers are in good working order.

Do not text and drive and stay away from anyone texting while driving. This irresponsible behavior can have serious consequences. When someone gets behind the wheel while texting, that person is not only endangering themselves but also the lives and safety of others.

Seek Medical Treatment Immediately. The sooner you see a doctor the better off you are. You may be seriously injured and not know it. Seeing a doctor can identify injuries that you are not aware of. Many injuries will become worse without treatment. And you should seek medical treatment immediately after a traffic accident to document your injuries. If you do not document your injuries you may not be covered by insurance.

Getting injured in a car accident may lead to physical and emotional pain, disabilities, lost wages, high medical bills, and property damages. If you suffered from someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. The Personal Injury attorneys at the Fernandez & Hernandez know what to do to help you and your family following a car accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident and need help getting compensation for your injuries, call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813 229 5353.

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