Auto Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injuries
Auto accidents, both minor and serious, occur every day to someone, somewhere. When you happen to be the unfortunate victim of an auto accident, you may find yourself facing injuries, property damage and other devastation. Injuries from an auto accident might cause you to lose time from work, spend many days or weeks in the hospital or even face months or years of rehabilitation. That’s why if you find yourself with auto accident injuries, you should find an experienced Grand Rapids auto accident attorney who can help you get the compensation that you deserve to pay for the injuries that you have sustained.
Auto accidents can result in a number of different types of injuries, on different parts of the body, ranging from minor to life-threatening. However, head, neck and back injuries tend to be the most common suffered in auto accidents.
Head and Brain Injuries
Injuries to the head, or, even worse, the brain, can be one of the most traumatic results of an auto accident. Although a bump on the head or concussion may only take a few days of recovery time, a more serious traumatic brain injury can lead to a lifetime of recuperation. Some victims never fully recover from traumatic brain injuries and suffer various impairments of their brain function for the rest of their lives. A head injury may include skull fractures, swelling of the brain, and nerve damage.
Neck injuries occur often after car accidents, especially the injury commonly known as “whiplash.” A whiplash results from the head snapping back and forth upon impact during the accident. It injures the soft tissues in the neck and usually causes great pain, lack of movement of the neck and head, and other damage. Many victims of whiplash are unable to work or drive for a period of time and require physical and rehabilitative therapy to recover.
Back and Spinal Cord injuries
An injury to the back during an auto accident can be devastating. The most serious spinal cord injuries can be very complex and very difficult to treat, and even more minor back problems can require long-term therapy to overcome. Spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic because they often lead to paralysis or damage to internal organs. Injured victims most often require long-term medical care and treatment and can have extremely high medical bills.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a car accident and has sustained injuries, a Grand Rapids auto accident attorney can help you seek compensation to cover your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Fill out the form below for a free consultation with an experienced Grand Rapids auto accident attorney.
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