When you were the victim in a car accident, you likely do not realize just how much is now on your plate. Even if it seems that you suffered from no injuries at first, it is possible that serious and even life-threatening injuries can crop up hours or days after the accident. You may be dealing with different insurances, playing the blame game with the other driver involved in the accident, and even dealing with personal property damage to your car. When this is the case, you may not feel that you have the time to focus on your own personal injuries. However, attorneys know just how important it is to take care of your own injuries as soon as possible following a car accident. If you don’t, not only could you lose out on certain compensation after your car accident, but you could also lose valuable time immediately following the accident when a doctor could have been giving you the medical treatment you need. For more information and to figure out the best steps following a car accident, call a law firm today.
What makes certain injuries more severe?
This will depend on many things, but an injury can range from minor to severe depending on:
- Where your car was hit during the accident.
- If you were wearing your seatbelt.
- Which direction you were facing at the time of impact.
- How fast you and/or the other car was driving.
- If your car was equipped with airbags.
When you speak with one of our attorneys, we will want to know as much information as possible about the accident in question, so it is important to document everything that you can remember before, during, and after the impact.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause many types of injuries, but some of the most common are:
- Head Injuries
- Surface Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Head Injuries. Head injuries can be severe, but unfortunately, if you do not seek help from a medical professional, you may not even realize you are suffering from a head injury. The force of the car impacting your car or stopping suddenly can cause your head and brain to move in quick, sudden directions, and if your head hits the side of the door or window it can cause concussions and permanent brain damage.
Surface Injuries. Some of the most common injuries from a car accident are surface injuries. This happens when loose objects from the car become projectile objects and are thrown around the car’s interior. When this happens, you can get cuts, scrapes, and bruises that a medical professional should assess immediately.
Soft Tissue Injuries. Soft tissue injuries can mean there is damage to various parts of your body, including the tendons, muscles, and ligaments. One of the most common soft tissue injuries people experience after a car accident is whiplash.
Attorneys know that getting into a car accident is not only scary but can cause great harm. When you have been injured in a car accident and are seeking compensation, do not sell your injuries short. Speak with an attorney as soon as possible so they can help you with your claim.