Most people are under the assumption that a serious car accident injury can only occur from an accident involving high speeds. In truth, your body is not equipped to handle the jarring of an impact, and a car accident at any speed can lead to a debilitating injury. Don’t assume that your injury is minor because you weren’t going that fast.
No matter the speed
Spinal injuries are common in car accidents. The soft tissues (discs) in your back are not equipped to absorb an impact. Trauma to your spine can result in a herniated disc. Treatment can be costly, lengthy, and may include:
- Physical therapy
- Epidural steroid injections
- An MRI to detect injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious types of car accident injuries, often resulting in a permanent impairment. A TBI occurs when there is a serious blow to the head. In a car accident, this can result when your head makes contact with the:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Steering wheel
- Side window
Symptoms include headaches, loss of memory, balance issues and problems performing normal daily functions. You should get medical attention immediately if you have suffered a head injury resulting from a Dayton Beach car accident, no matter how minor it appears.
No matter the type of auto accident or how fast you were traveling, there are other types of catastrophic car accident injuries you are at risk of suffering. They include broken bones, internal organ damage, loss of limbs, and permanent scarring.
Other common types of car accident injuries
A serious car accident injury can leave you with a mountain of medical bills you can’t pay. You might be able to hold the other driver liable for your damages. An experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorney can help you build your case and get the best possible settlement for you and your family.
Holding the other driver liable
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach car accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.