The 4 Most Common Car Accident Injuries
Every car accident affects the personal injury victim in a unique way. While the injuries you sustained may be common overall, it’s likely that they’re having a very personal effect on you—changing the ways you function in the world as you heal.
At The Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates, our Texas lawyers represent clients in Dallas and the surrounding areas in personal injury cases. We understand what you’re going through.
While your situation is unique, we have been practicing law for years and can help you understand what’s most common and what to expect. Accordingly, here are some of the most common car accident injuries.
Some of the most common accident injuries are actually minor ones. People who are involved in crashes often experience bruising and cuts. These cases are often resolved out of court, and the accident victims find themselves fully healed soon after.
Of course, sometimes major injuries seem minor at the time. So, it’s always a good idea to get yourself checked out after a crash. A medical doctor will be able to give you a full exam to ensure that the injuries actually are as minor as they seem.
Secondly, neck and spine injuries are very common. Car accident victims often experience whiplash, especially in a rear-end accident. Whiplash happens when the head is cracked back and forth suddenly, like a whip.
Emotional injuries are injuries too, and PTSD is one of the most common ones. After an accident, it’s very common for drivers to experience emotional distress. Sometimes this distress can prevent you from getting behind the wheel again. It may take therapy and time to learn to deal with the emotional impact and move forward.
Broken bones are another extremely common car accident injury. This orthopedic trauma can require surgery to correct or, at the very least, a long time in a cast or brace. And once a bone is broken, it may be more likely to break again in the future, or you may be more likely to develop arthritis in that spot in later years.
No matter how you’ve been injured, it’s a good idea to have an experienced personal injury attorney by your side. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation.
You can reach us by phone at 800-TedLyon or send us a message. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Home and hospital consultations are available if you are unable to visit our office.