More than three million people are injured each year in auto accidents. These accidents cause just about every kind of traumatic injury to the body, and depend on factors such as:
- How fast were the vehicles going?
- Was the person wearing a seat belt?
- Did the person’s car get hit from the rear, side or front?
- Was the occupant facing straight ahead in the seat? Or was the person’s head or body turned in a certain direction?
- Did the car have airbags and did they deploy?
It is common for people to not immediately feel the severity of their injuries after a car accident. It is often hours and sometimes days or weeks before the severity of the injury is known. It is important and recommended to be checked out by a doctor following the accident even if you feel fine.
If you have been in a car accident, it is important to be aware of the most common injuries so that you can pay attention to your body and be aware of possible injuries. These include:
You may suffer from whiplash, disc herniation, strain, or sprain. Read Car Accident Neck Injuries to learn more.
Medical science is just beginning to understand the implications of brain trauma. What seems like a mild concussion can have lifelong consequences. Read Car Accident Brain Injuries to learn more.
Injuries to the back can include disc herniation, sprain, strain, and broken bones in the back. If the accident damages nerves in spine you can have pain radiating into the arms and legs, or loss of use and strengths in the arms and legs. Read Car Accident Brain Injuries to learn more.
These may be a sort of sprain, strain, dislocation, a break, bruising, torn rotator cuffs, or deep cuts. Read Car Accident Arm and Shoulder Injuries to learn more.
Injuries to the legs can range from deep cuts, bruising, broken bones, sprain, strain, and knee wounds. Read Car Accident Knee, Thigh and Hip Injuries to learn more.
These can include deep cuts, sprain, strain, bruising, foot wounds, broken bones and torn ligaments or tendons. Read Car Accident Ankle and Foot Injuries to learn more.
If you are seriously injured in a car accident, you are probably going to need an attorney. We help people who have been injured in car accidents. We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Home and hospital visits
- No attorneys fees unless you collect