If you drive regularly, your chances of experiencing a car accident in your lifetime are 1 in 77. Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries in the United States. Any person who experiences a serious car accident and injury is entitled to compensation according to the law. Many car accident victims receive settlements for the cost of medical bills, lost wages, future loss of wages, ongoing medical treatment, and pain and suffering. Here, we’re going to discuss the most common car accident injuries and the long-term impact they can have on your life.
The most common type of head injuries caused by car accidents are Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Minor TBIs affect your brain temporarily and cause side effects such as headaches, migraines, and short-term memory loss. Major TBIs, however, are more severe and have the potential to cause long-term brain damage and even death. Symptoms of TBIs include:
- Nausea & vomiting
- Inability to speak (slurred speech)
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- …and more
If you hit your head during a car accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible to rule out a traumatic brain injury.
Broken bones are one of the most common injuries associated with car accidents. From minor fractures to compression breaks and even compound fractures, the complications associated with broken bones are endless. Some people who experience broken bones from car accidents suffer for the rest of their life from pain, loss of use, or even loss of limb. If a broken bone impedes your ability to work after your car accident, you can fight for compensation to replace your lost income.
Although many people believe whiplash is a minor, common injury, it can be severe. Side-effects of whiplash include:
- Loss of range of motion
- Headaches or migraines
- Chronic back pain
Whiplash is extremely painful and frequently requires long-term treatment from a physical therapist or chiropractor. Some car accident victims who experience whiplash do not feel relief from their pain for months.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common, serious, non-physical car accident injury that can cause long-term pain and suffering. Symptoms of PTSD include:
- Unexplained fears
- Heightened anxiety
- Night terrors
- Mood swings
- …and more
Car accident victims who experience PTSD should see a therapist for treatment as well as their medical doctor. PTSD is extremely serious and requires a comprehensive, long-term treatment plan to keep symptoms and side-effects at bay.
You Are Entitled To Compensation For Your Car Accident Injuries
If you’ve been the victim of a car accident, you should not have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. An experienced attorney can help you fight your case and win you the compensation you deserve.
In New Hampshire, a trusted source of car accident representation is Patch & FitzGerald Attorneys at Law. Our team has decades of experience fighting and winning cases for people just like you. To schedule a free consultation, call 603-647-2600 or contact us online today.