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Common Car Wreck

Common Car Wreck

Common Car Wreck Injuries

Car wrecks are stressful. Whether your injuries are minor or very severe, being in a car accident can have lasting effects. Not only can car wrecks cause pain and suffering from injuries, they can also lead to lost days at work, medical bills, and overall financial hardship. Speaking with a qualified attorney as soon as possible after an accident can help ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cost of medical care combined with the cost of lost productivity due to motor vehicle crashes, exceeded $63 billion over a period of one year. Some of the more common injuries caused by car accidents include:

Whiplash

Whiplash, according to the Mayo Clinic "is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck" and is the most common cause of injury reported in insurance claims according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Although the degree of whiplash can vary, some cases of severe whiplash can cause damage that lasts for months or even years.

Other Neck and Back Injuries

In addition to whiplash, injuries to the neck and back can include other soft tissue injuries, disk herniations, and in the most severe cases, spinal cord injuries and even paralysis.

Concussion and Head Injuries

Head injuries can range in severity from minor concussions to devastating, life-altering brain damage. Symptoms of brain injury can include loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, vomiting, seizures, and vision problems. The long-term effects of a severe brain injury can include cognitive deficits, speech difficulties, vision problems, seizures, and social and emotional problems.

Broken Bones

Car accidents can cause broken bones. Depending on the bone broken, the consequences can be severe. In fact, some breaks require immediate medical treatment, emergency surgery, and may require significant time to heal.

Cuts and Lacerations

Like the other common car accident injuries, cuts from an accident can be minor scrapes to very deep lacerations that cause loss of blood and require stitches as soon as possible.

After an Accident Seek Medical Treatment

The first thing you should do after being involved in a motor vehicle accident is seek medical attention. Sometimes, what may appear to be a minor injury may in fact turn out to be much worse. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Call an Experienced Car Accident Attorney

As soon as possible after an accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney. Mr. Vester Neal Agee Jr. at Agee & Agee offers free consultations to discuss your case and any questions you may have. Being in a car accident is stressful and can result in unforeseen bills and financial hardship in addition to pain and suffering. An attorney can help you fight for the compensation that you are legally owed.

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