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Common Car Accident Injuries

Considering the sheer size and weight of a vehicle, it makes perfect sense that any car accident has the potential for catastrophic results. However, even minor vehicle crashes have significant results.

In addition to injuries to the face, shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, hips, legs, knees, ankles, and feet, several common injuries result from auto accidents nationwide. Please seek medical help if you experience any of these conditions.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Ranging from mild to severe, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury. TBIs disrupts the normal function of the brain. Concussion, nerve damage, skull fracture or hematoma (bruising of the brain) are often involved, and can be pinpointed with an MRI or CT scan. In auto accidents, these injuries are most common in side-impact crashes.

Symptoms: Seizure, headache, dizziness, decreased concentration, poor memory, anxiety, and depression.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common result of being struck from behind, as by a fast-moving vehicle in a car accident. As a person accelerates forward and/or is forced to stop suddenly, the head may lag behind, and then lash forward and backward like a whip. In the process, muscles and ligaments may stretch or tear.

Symptoms: Neck, back, shoulder, jaw or pain pain/weakness, dizziness, fatigue, arm weakness, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears.

Additionally, symptoms of whiplash associated disorder, a possible, related condition, may include the following: depression, anger, frustration, anxiety, stress, drug dependency, post-traumatic stress syndrome, or insomnia.

Disk Injury

The spinal column is made up of 26 vertebrae joined together and embedded with flat disks that function like shock absorbers. Healthy spines rotate and bend forward, backward, and sideways. However, any direct, forceful pressure on the spine can cause disks to bulge, protrude, rupture, tear, or become distorted.

Symptoms: Pain, neck and/or back spasms limiting movement, pain that moves to an arm or leg.

Certain disk injuries can also impact nerve roots or spinal cord, causing sharp pain (sciatica) down the legs, weakness, numbness, or problems with bowels, bladder, or sexual function.

Back Injuries

In a car accident, any of the 33 bones as well as the muscle and tissue extending from neck to pelvis may become injured. Sudden jolts can cause sprains, strains, herniated disks, and fractured vertebrae.

Symptoms: Pain in the lower, middle, or upper back pain; lower back pain with sciatica.

Internal Organs

As cited by the NHTSA, in an auto accident, a person’s internal organs often experience an “internal collision. This is because even after a human body comes to a complete stop, the internal organs are still moving. Essential organs, including the heart, spleen, kidneys, intestines, bladder, stomach, liver, and gallbladder, can slam into other organs or the skeletal system. The impact often results in serious injury or death.

No matter the severity of the event, the injuries sustained by these events may not be evident to the eye. In fact, they might not become apparent right away. Discerning the actual impact of a motor vehicle crash requires the support of an experienced legal team.

Injured In A Michigan Car Accident? We Can Help

At The Mike Morse Law Firm, we know that every Michigan car accident has serious outcomes, are we are here to help. Having worked alongside families, friends, and individuals affected by these emotional situations, we fight for the compensation you deserve

If you have sustained an injury as the result of a Michigan car accident, call 855-MIKE-WINS (855-645-3946) or email [email protected] today. You pay no fees until we win your case.

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