Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Thousands of auto accidents occur every year in California. These lead to a great number of injuries resulting from car accidents that range from mild like scrapes and cuts, to life-threatening like broken bones or a head injury. Car accidents can also make a person develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Our team of expert car accident attorneys and medical examiners know that getting injured in a car accident can set you back both financially and emotionally.
California Car Accident Statistics
Market and consumer data provider, Statista, recently released their report about car accident statistics based on numbers from 2020.
It stated that California reported around 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths mostly involving passenger cars, light trucks, and motorcycles, a slight uptick from last year. This is a stark reminder of how vulnerable the human body is and that there is an ever-pressing need to practice caution while behind the steering wheel.
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Common Car Accident Injuries
In the many years that Farahi Law Firm has worked closely with our valued clients to help them recover their health after an accident as well as winning for them the maximum compensation possible.
We have identified some of the most common car accident injuries that our clients were diagnosed with. Among them are the following:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) defines TBI as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head or violently hitting an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.”
Symptoms will depend on the severity of the brain damage. The most common are pervasive headaches, nausea, confusion, personality changes, vision and balance problems, and cognitive difficulties. Low to mild traumatic brain injury cases can be resolved over time but in more serious cases, disability may be permanent.
Spinal Traumatic Injuries
A study by the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS), proved what should not come as a surprise – that “the chance of sustaining a serious spine and multiple associated injuries in car accidents is quite high.” This is precise because our backs are highly susceptible to damage when subjected to forceful impact as in vehicular accidents.
What makes spinal traumatic injuries even more alarming is the fact that they can possibly trigger associated injuries in different parts of the body including the head, shoulders, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and upper and lower extremities.
From pain-inducing annular fissures and herniated disc protrusions to outright spinal fractures, spinal injuries can lead to an acceleration in degenerative changes, restricted range of motion, incessant pain, muscle spasm, and diminished functional capacity that usually require expensive invasive procedures to address.
Among the most serious and life-threatening car injuries are those that involve internal damage.
In milder cases, these may resolve on their own but in most cases, these can lead to permanent organ damage, even death. It is important that victims of vehicular accidents should immediately submit themselves to emergency care and further post-incident evaluations.
This way, they can get the necessary diagnostic imaging tests that can rule out possible internal damage. Internal injuries may physically manifest days following the incident, like soft tissue injuries.
A late diagnosis may be a death sentence if you have internal bleeding, so time is of the essence when it comes to injuries after a vehicular accident. Here are some things that you can do if you or a loved one are involved in a car crash.
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