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Common Injuries Associated With Car Accidents

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2019

Getting in a car accident is a very scary situation, whether it’s a small fender bender or a severe accident involving multiple vehicles and people. If you have been involved in an accident, it is essential that you get the care and attention you need in order to rule out any major injuries, especially when they aren’t immediately obvious. Internal bleeding and traumatic brain injuries are not always easy to identify right away so getting professional treatment is a must directly after an accident. There are also a variety of injuries that you may not be aware of until days after the accident, such as neck or back pain.

Auto accidents have become far too common, there have been far too many injuries, too much money spent recovering, and too many lives altered. If you have been in a car accident, our personal injury law firm wants to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve. Our attorneys have worked with dozens of clients, guiding them through the complicated process of gathering details and facts of the case, filing paperwork, organizing a defense, and more.

Depending on several variables (how the accident occurred, where the passengers were sitting in the vehicle if they were wearing seatbelts, how fast the vehicles were going at the time, and if the car had airbags) the effects of a car accident can be significant.

Car Accidents Can Result in Major Injuries, the Most Common Include:

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and injuries to these connective tissues are some of the most common in auto accidents. Depending on how fast the car was traveling at the time, these injuries can range in severity. Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury that’s caused when the neck is forced forward and back again. Whiplash can cause problems with the neck and back.

Scrapes and Cuts

Scrapes and cuts can occur if there are any loose items in the vehicle at the time of the crash, such as glasses, cell phone, and groceries. If the accident is so severe that the windshield shatters, this can cause severe cuts that may require stitches or surgery.

Head Injuries

If anyone sustained a head injury, it can range from minor bruises to concussions to even brain damage. Accidents often cause the head to be jostled around, sometimes hitting the steering wheel or the side car window. Because the head, neck, and spine are all so closely connected, injuries can be quite severe and recovery can take a significant amount of time.

Chest Injuries

Injuries to the chest area are often caused due to the passenger wearing a seatbelt or when they collide with the steering wheel or dashboard. Minor accidents can cause bruising, while more serious accidents can cause broken ribs or other internal injuries.

Arm and Leg Injuries

Just like the seat belt helps to restrain the upper body, there isn’t anything to hold back the arms and legs of someone who is in an accident. Arms and legs may be forced into the door and knees often hit the dashboard or the back of the front seat, causing injuries. These accidents can lead to bruises or breaks.

Whether you were in a minor accident that caused bumps and bruises or a severe collision that caused breaks, cuts, or worse, your first priority is to seek medical attention. Keep in mind that some injuries can take weeks to months to feel any type of symptoms, so pay close attention to your body.

At Murphy Falcon & Murphy, we care about our clients’ health and wellness and strive to provide dedicated service throughout the whole experience. Our personal injury law firm is passionate about helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. We will help you gather all relevant documentation, including police reports, medical records, and hospital bills, in order to prepare a personal injury case. Get in touch with our Baltimore attorneys today and work with an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated law firm.