Five Common Injuries from Car Accidents in Sarasota

February 7, 2014

Personal Injury

car accident injuriesCar accidents can result in wide range of injuries that can vary considerably in terms of severity.

However, some types of injuries from car accidents are particularly common and account for the majority of the injuries that personal injury victims seek compensation.

Back, Neck & Spine Injuries

Many car accident victims suffer from whiplash due to neck sprains and strains. Injuries to the neck and back can result in severe pain, numbness or paralysis.

Lacerations & Contusions

Car accident victims can suffer cuts and bruises, also known as lacerations and contusions that can range from mild to severe. Mild cuts and bruises may heal on their own or may require stitches in the case of some lacerations. In more severe cases, lacerations can result is extensive scarring and disfigurement.

Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries

Head trauma is responsible for many of the injuries that are caused by car accidents. A concussion is a type of mild brain injury that results in temporary loss of healthy brain function. In some cases, head trauma can result in severe brain injuries that can have a lasting impact on brain function and quality of life.

Broken Bones

Some car accident victims suffer from broken bones in their legs, arms and other parts of the body. Clean breaks can often be treated with a cast and some physical therapy, while more serious injures like compound or complex fractures may require surgery and more intensive physical therapy.

Psychological Trauma

In addition to physical injuries, the psychological trauma of being involved in a serious car accident can present its own set of challenges for personal injury victims. Some of the mental and emotional difficulties that car accident victims can experience include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social withdrawal
  • Mood swings
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Agitation

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