Though Daytona Beach car accident injuries vary greatly, research suggests there are several common types of crash injuries. The severity of car accident injuries ranges from relatively minor injuries to those resulting in permanent damage and/or disability.
In this article, our team of experienced car accident attorneys takes a look at five of the most common types of injuries.
- Traumatic Brain Injures (TBIs)
A TBI generally results from a blow to the head and can cause severe swelling. The most common type of TBI is a concussion. It is critical that you tell rescue crews immediately if you have suffered a head injury. Head injuries commonly occur when the head strikes the:
- Steering wheel
- Side window
- Broken Bones
Simple breaks often require a cast for treatment. However, severe breaks can lead to physical therapy and should not be taken lightly. Common breaks resulting from a car accident include:
- Hands and/or wrists
Lacerations and cuts are common and often result from broken glass and flying objects in the car. Though most cuts often heal on their own or with a few stitches, more serious lacerations result in blood loss. They can prove fatal if not properly treated or if they become infected.
- Spine, Back & Neck Injuries
These types of injuries are often the result of whiplash, which is very common in rear-end collisions. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck move outside of their normal range of motion and can prove very painful.
Spinal injuries can be more serious. Spinal injuries can result in:
- Extreme pain
- Loss of sensation
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
- Internal Injuries
Internal injuries, including injury to an organ, are often difficult to diagnose. If your body strikes an object, such as the steering wheel, and you feel internal pain, you should get medical treatment immediately. Keep in mind that your injury can result in internal bleeding and lead to death.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
No matter the type of injury, if your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you might be able to hold that person liable for your injuries. Our team will aggressively represent your interests and will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury from a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890. We can help you get started today.