The top injuries which people typically sustain in car accidents include neck, back, and internal organ injuries, such as brain and stomach. Most of these injuries are typically caused by the impact at high speed. In the event of an accident, you should contact a Stockton car accident attorney who can help you recover lost wages or other monetary losses which may include medical bills and rehabilitation expenses.
Protect yourself from further injury by following safety recommendations to improve your odds of avoiding a catastrophic car accident. Avoid driving after drinking alcohol or using drugs; do not text while behind the wheel; wear seatbelts properly; stay away from distractions while on the road; don’t use your phone as a GPS device if your phone is not equipped with one. Sometimes even these precautions won’t help you avoid a car accident. However, make sure you receive proper medical care and legal assistance for the injuries sustained in a car accident.
We will now see more into the most common types of injuries sustained in a car accident in Stockton.
- Head and brain injuries
Head and brain injuries are some of the most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents. Every year in the U.S., car accidents result in 1.6 million head and brain injuries, or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In addition to minor bumps to your head, a traumatic brain injury can be caused by more serious blows to your head which cause permanent damage to your brain cells or result in a skull fracture.
- Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries may occur due to broken backs, crushed and compressed spines, or other trauma that causes injury to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries generally result in a devastating impact on other parts of the body. These injuries also involve extensive and intensive rehabilitation which can be very expensive.
Fractures occur when the ends of bones in the skull and skull base break. They are normally classified as either closed or open fractures, depending on whether or not the skin or soft tissue is torn apart, or is torn but not broken. Closed fractures are frequently treated with surgery and radiation, while open fractures require little treatment and heal faster.
- Internal organ injuries
Internal organ injuries are some of the most serious types of injuries sustained during car accidents. They involve damage to the heart, lungs, diaphragm, liver, and spleen as well as many other organs. Internal organ injuries may lead to malfunctioning internal organs and require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.