More often than not, accidents involving rear-end, head-on, or side impact collisions result in the following painful and debilitating injuries:
Traumatic brain injuries or injuries to the head. Many readers would be surprised to know that even accidents involving a seemingly minor impact can cause serious head injuries if the victim hits his or her head on the side window, steering wheel, roof, or windshield. Any type of head injury should never be taken lightly and must be medically treated immediately in order to prevent permanent brain damage.
Back Injuries. Herniated disks, many times referred to as slipped disks or bulging disks, are often the result of even minor car wrecks. Car accidents can also cause back strains and sprains which require physical therapy to treat, or even more serious injuries like spinal fractures which could lead to the need for back surgery.
Bone fractures. When the body strikes a hard surface in the car, it is not uncommon for limbs to break or fracture. Wrists, ankles, knees, and other joints are often easy targets for fractures, as are fingers and ribs.
Whiplash. Perhaps the most common injury in rear-end accidents, the pain from whiplash often sneaks up on a car accident victim hours or the day after a wreck. Caused by sharp back and forth movement of the head when a car is struck, whiplash can cause severe pain to the neck, back, head, and shoulders and should not be taken lightly.
Do you need help dealing with any of these same car accident injuries? Contact the lawyers at Garrett, Walker, & Aycoth for assistance in obtaining compensation to help pay for the resulting medical bills and time missed from work. Call 336-379-0539 today or fill out the online contact form for more information on a free consultation.