Injuries are a serious thing to look out for after you have been involved in an auto accident. If you suspect that you have been injured, be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible; make sure you get a precautionary exam, as well, for any subtle injuries. However, some very common injuries are sustained in automobile accidents.
Back and neck injuries are one of the top injuries reported after an auto accident. When a car collides with another object your entire body is impacted. Some common back injuries include: sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injury. Common neck injuries are whiplash and neck strain. Back injuries are serious because often times after an accident they can cause long term pain and discomfort.
Head and brain injuries are very common. The injuries range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury. The injuries happen because of the way the brain is positioned within a person’s skull. It is very easily jostled about when the collision happens. Brain injuries are sometimes harder to diagnose because you don’t see cuts or bruises right off the bat. Brain injuries require a good amount of further testing to diagnose the severity of the injury.
Generally, when you think of an injury you only consider actual physical injuries. Psychological injuries affect many people as well. After an accident, you are emotionally shaken up, after a severe accident where a loss of life has occurred; the driver or passengers in the car can have severe emotional distress that affects the way they live their daily lives. These injuries require medical care, just as physical injuries do.
All injuries are different and depend on the severity of the accident. The common denominator with all injuries is that they should all be taken seriously, and treated by medical professionals.
This is why it’s extremely important to handle each situation after an accident in the proper fashion. A vehicle reconstruction can show exactly what happened, and who was at fault. This is extremely useful if the accident dramatically changed your life in any way, physical or emotionally.
Daniel Vomhof III