What You Need to Know About Car Accident InjuriesNovember 28, 2018
From busy cities to small rural towns, car accidents continue to occur on interstate highways, two-lane country roads, and on quiet streets in residential areas across the country. In addition to the damage of the vehicle, car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, some of which can be life-threatening and even fatal. By making safety a priority and following the rules of the road, you can reduce the risk of being injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, you cannot control how other people drive. The following are some of the most common types of car accidents and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Whiplash is a common injury that often occurs when you are rear-ended by another vehicle. When the force of impact causes your head to snap back and forth, it can injure the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck. Whiplash can be quite painful and require medical attention.
Scrapes and Lacerations
The impact of a car accident can cause the occupant to hit the inside of the vehicle, which can cause cuts and scrapes. In addition, when loose objects like cups, phones, or other debris are thrown across the car, it can cause cuts and scrapes as well.
Broken arms, legs, ribs, and other bones are also common in car accidents, particularly in rear-end and side-impact accidents. Broken bones are often quite painful and require a long period of time to fully heal.
The knee is often the first part of the body to hit the dashboard. This can cause painful injuries that may require a brace, crutches, or even surgery to repair the damage to the knee.
The impact of a crash can cause back injuries like herniated discs, which occur when one or more vertebrae ruptures or slips out of place. Without proper medical attention, victims of back injuries often suffer from chronic pain.
Some injuries are not obvious but can be very serious if left untreated. Internal bleeding requires immediate medical attention.
Head injuries can range in severity from minor concussions to serious traumatic brain injuries. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial to recovery. Some brain injuries can result in long-term headaches, sleeping issues, and depression.
Car accidents are extremely traumatic, particularly if serious injuries are involved. As a result, many victims suffer from emotional issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and guilt.
To avoid serious car accidents, and the injuries associated with them, always wear your seatbelt, and follow the rules of the road. This means observing the speed limit, signaling when necessary, and observing all posted road signs. It is also important that you follow your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and make sure it is in good working order.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Injured Car Accident Victims
If you have been injured in a car accident, you are urged to contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. We will secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your injuries and ensure that your legal rights are protected. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent car accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.