Most Common Dallas Car Accident Injuries
- October 9, 2014
- Car Accidents
With more than 2 million Americans being injured in car accidents every year, it is no wonder that traffic accidents make up the majority of personal injury claims. A wide-range of different injuries can occur as the result of a car accident, with some being relatively minor and others that may lead to a lifetime of pain and disability. While there are all sorts if injuries that may occur in a car accident, some tend to be more common than others are. The Dallas car wreck lawyers at Guajardo & Marks have represented numerous clients for car accident claims and we are familiar with the consequences that may accompany many of the most common car wreck injuries.
Injuries to the head and brain
Head and brain injuries are some of the most common that may occur in a car accident. This can include everything from lacerations and fractures to traumatic brain injuries. Injuries to the brain can be especially troubling because the injury is not always readily apparent. The brain can be injured even when there is no sign like bruising or bleeding and this can often result in people not recognizing the injury until some time has passed.
Spinal cord injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord can be some of the most serious car accident injuries. Spinal cord injuries can result in significant pain, paralysis and the complete or partial loss of use from one or more limbs. It is also very common for spinal cord injuries to result in the need for ongoing medical care that can last for the remainder of the person’s life.
Back and neck injuries
Back and neck injuries are a very common consequence of a car accidents. The structures that make up the back and neck are not suited to the forces that can act upon them in a car accident and this can result in a variety of different injuries. Injuries to the neck and back can range from less severe injuries like whiplash or a strain to injuries like a ruptured disc or fractured vertebrae. The results can often be long lasting and in some cases, it can lead to some level of disability.
Bone and joint injuries
Injuries to the bones and joints are also very common in car accidents. The force of a car accident is easily more than enough to break the human arm or leg and it can very easily damage joints such as the knees or ankles. These injuries can be extremely painful and many of them will require medical implants like supporting rods and screws. Treatment of these injuries is also likely to include rehabilitative therapy and the possible use of a mobility device.
Along with physical injuries, many car accident victims will also suffer psychological trauma. This combination of physical and psychological trauma can often make it very difficult for the individual to deal with everyday life, let alone worrying about protecting their rights to financial compensation. With the representation of a Dallas car accident lawyer, you can focus on getting better while your attorney takes the responsibility of protecting your rights.