If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may need the help of a personal injury attorney. In 2009, there were 10.8 million car accidents in the United States. While some of these were minor fender benders, other accidents were much more serious. The following are common injuries that are the result of car accidents:
1. Neck Injuries
Whiplash is a common neck injury associated with car accidents. The injury can be mild or quite severe, depending on the accident. Some accidents may also result in disc injury or cervical radiculopathy.
2. Back Injuries
Back injuries may not show up immediately after an accident and, like neck injuries, vary significantly in severity. Injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, and disc injuries. Spinal injuries are also possible, and symptoms may include weak limbs, paralysis, numbness, tingling, and labored breathing.
3. Brain and Head Injuries
Brain injuries include concussions, seizures, headaches, and dizziness. More serious injuries can include skull fractures or brain bruises. Facial injuries can be more obvious, as your head can make contact with the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, or windshield during an accident, leading to bruises and fractures.
4. Internal Injuries
Fractured ribs are a common injury after a car accident. It is not uncommon to see injuries in internal organs as well.
5. Psychological Injuries
If you or a loved one has ever been involved in a car accident, you know how devastating it can be. Emotional injuries can be short-term or last for a very long time.
Do any of these injuries sound familiar? The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood are here to be your advocates. We are located in Cary, North Carolina, and we maintain flexible hours to meet your needs. To get started with a consultation, call us at (919) 238-4668.
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