A car accident, especially a serious crash, may cause a multitude of injuries, some more apparent than others right away. Injuries stemming from an auto accident may have long-lasting, significant effects on a victim’s day-to-day life, including their ability to perform job functions and participate in recreational activities. Little Rock car accident attorney Paul Pfeifer at the Pfeifer Law Firm is familiar with the many types of injuries that are associated with motor vehicle collisions. The aftermath of a crash may be filled with medical appointments and other logistics associated with a victim’s recovery. During this time, Mr. Pfeifer aids in the process of making sure that they are financially equipped to properly deal with the expenses that accompany their injuries.Car Accidents May Cause Serious Injuries
Almost any type of injury may be caused by a crash, and the specific consequences may vary according to the type of impact, the speed of the vehicles, and the types of vehicles involved. However, some injuries are more common than others, including:
- Head and brain injuries: A head injury may be either closed or open. Closed head injuries may take the form of mild concussions or a more serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). Either type of injury may not be immediately apparent after an accident, which is why prompt medical attention is necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.
- Neck injuries: Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with a collision, and it may be quite painful and challenging during the recovery process.
- Back and spinal cord injuries: Back sprains and strains are injuries frequently sustained in all types of accidents. More serious spinal cord injuries, such as paralysis, may also result from a relatively severe car accident.
- Broken bones, lacerations, and burns: A vehicle’s airbag, which protects drivers and passengers from more serious injuries, may also cause some of its own, including severe burns. Glass and other debris may also contribute to bruises, lacerations, or broken bones.