Four Life-Altering Injuries That You Could Suffer in a Car Crash (and How to Seek Compensation)
If you are involved in a car crash, you could end up with any number of life-altering injuries.
Here is some helpful information about four common ones and details about how to seek compensation.
A Traumatic Brain InjuryTraumatic brain injuries can sometimes be mild but they can also sometimes be long-term life-changing injuries.
If you hit your head during a car crash or your head is severely shaken, you could end up with a brain injury that leads to symptoms like ringing in the ears, balance problems, changes in your personality or mood, and memory loss.
You could lose some of your motor function, depending on the severity and exact location of the brain injury.
In turn, such symptoms could lead you to lose your job and you could find your daily routines are changed forever as you cope with your condition.
A traumatic brain injury could require serious ongoing medical care to reduce the impact the injury has on your daily life. You could also have various legal questions you need answers to.
A Spinal Cord InjuryYou could end up with a spinal cord injury after a car accident, especially if you are thrown from the vehicle and hit the windshield or ground. Even shrapnel or glass could cut into your skin during a car crash and cause damage to your spinal cord.
Often, spinal cord injuries can create serious conditions that last a lifetime.
For instance, your mobility could be forever changed. If your spinal cord is fully severed, you may not be able to regain your motor function, which would lead to years of mobility assistance, physical therapy, and medical care to help you cope with your condition.
At least you can seek compensation for spine injuries, like other car-collision-related injuries, if your injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault.
You can then be compensated for the cost of things like medical bills and lost earnings, which will go some way in helping you cope with your new situation. Here are some articles about legal matters that may be helpful.
BurnsIf you are involved in a serious car accident in which there is a fire or explosion, you could suffer from burns. Depending on the severity of the burns, your life could be drastically changed.
For example, if the burns cause deep tissue damage, it could take years to recover or you could have problems for the rest of your life.
However, many people who experience burns from car accidents undergo procedures like skin grafting and physical therapy to help them recover and return to some normalcy in their everyday lives. Though, scars are likely to be permanent.
Fractures and Broken BonesFractures and broken bones are common injuries that occur in car crashes. You could break your collarbone, hips, ribs, wrists, arms, legs, ankles, and any other part of your body.
While many fractures and broken bones will heal in time, such injuries often cause health problems forever more. In a worst-case scenario, you could end up having a limb amputated.
How to Seek CompensationAs we briefly mentioned earlier, if you are injured in a car crash that is not your fault, you have the opportunity to seek compensation. You could receive damages to cover things like medical expenses, loss of current and future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Your first step should be to contact a skillful lawyer who has experience in your type of personal injury case.
Your lawyer will be able to help you navigate legal complexities, negotiate a settlement, and represent you in court if need be, to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. A life-changing injury will then be that little much easier to live with.
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