If someone else’s negligence caused your crash-related injury, you may be eligible to recover damages through a car accident claim. That applies to all types of injuries. The most common ones include:
- Whiplash: Whiplash causes neck pain and stiffness due to the rapid back-and-forth motion of the head during a collision.
- Broken bones: Car accidents often result in broken bones. Most fractures occur in the arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones.
- Head injuries: Head injuries can range from concussions to more severe cognitive impairments. They can impact memory, concentration, and motor skills.
- Spinal cord injuries: These injuries can lead to paralysis and affect the function of various body parts below the site of the injury.
- Internal injuries: Blunt force trauma from car accidents may cause damage to the liver, spleen, or kidneys. It can also lead to internal bleeding or other complications.
- Soft tissue injuries: These injuries include muscle strains, ligament sprains, and contusions (bruises). They often cause pain and limit mobility.
- Cuts and lacerations: Broken glass, debris, or sharp objects in the car can lead to cuts and lacerations. This may require stitches or surgery to repair.
- Burns: In crashes involving fires or explosions, burns can occur. Burns cause varying degrees of tissue damage and pain.