Everyone has been affected by the consequences of a car accident at some point in their lifetime. Whether you were directly involved in a serious accident or someone you love was injured in an automobile, you know the effects can be long-lasting.
Car accidents frequently result in physical, emotional, and financial damages. After an accident, victims are often left badly injured, with mounting medical bills, unable to work, without transportation, and emotionally fragile.
In Ohio, physical injuries become the most important factor in determining the value of a personal injury settlement. The three most common injuries that result from serious car accidents include:
1. Neck Strain (Whiplash)
When a car is rear-ended, the force of the impact is transferred from the back of the car to the driver, causing the driver’s head to quickly and suddenly snap back and forth.
The following are common symptoms of whiplash:
- Pain in the Back
- Pain in the Shoulders
- Loss of Consciousness
- Chronic Pain
- Joint Dysfunction
- Herniated discs
2. Back Injuries
The back is a very vulnerable and sensitive part of the body. During a car accident, drivers and/or passengers are subjected to direct trauma and impact to the back.
Back injuries can also cause:
- Pain in the Legs
- Pain in the Hips
- Pain in the Buttocks
- Nerve Damage
- Muscular Damage
- Herniated Discs
3. Head Injuries (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
At the moment of impact during a car accident, drivers and passengers are jolted within the car. Many times, those involved in car accidents sustain head injuries from direct impact with surfaces in the car. Head injuries from car accidents range from contusions and/or bruises to very serious life-altering traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
Other head injury symptoms include:
- Memory Loss
- Loss of Consciousness
- Functional Deficits
If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury resulting from a car accident, you have to call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769. I can help you navigate the legal process, and I will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Author: Tim Misny | For 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.