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Car wrecks can lead to significant injuries, some are uncommon

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2019 | Car Accidents, Firm News

People who are in a car wreck can suffer from a variety of injuries. While many of these are minor, such as slight bruising, others are more serious. It is imperative that anyone who is involved in a car crash takes the time to visit the doctor for an evaluation. Not only does this create a record that ties the injuries to the accident, but it also provides the opportunity to receive a treatment plan for what’s wrong.

Some of the more serious injuries that might occur are those to the brain and spinal cord. While you might think of these are being associated with more serious crashes, even minor ones can cause problems with these areas of the body. For example, a rear-end crash, even at slow speeds, might lead to whiplash.

It is also possible for a person to suffer less common injuries. Blunt force trauma is responsible for some of these. A direct impact to the chest might lead to traumatic cardiac arrest. A blow to the neck can lead to temporary vocal cord paralysis. While these aren’t common, they can have a significant impact on the victim’s ability to enjoy life and earn a living.

Many of these are very serious and can impact the victims for the remainder of their life. This poses a problem because it means that the costs of the accident can follow them for a long time. For these victims, the expenses might pose such a problem that other areas of their life suffer from the need to pay those. Seeking compensation aims to have the person who caused the crash held financially liable for the damages.