Common Car Accident Injuries
Unfortunately, because of the sheer number of drivers on Mississippi roads, car accidents are an everyday occurrence. While some of these incidents are relatively minor, many auto collisions cause devastating injuries and even death. In seconds, your life can be forever changed because of the negligence of someone else, resulting in severe, long-lasting physical and emotional harm.
There are many types of injuries that commonly result from car accidents. When these injuries occur, it’s always wise to seek the assistance of a skilled Mississippi car accident attorney who can help you file a personal injury claim. You shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of another person’s careless behavior on your own—let Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law fight for the fair compensation you are owed.
Common car accident injuries for which you may wish to file a personal injury claim include:Loss of Limbs
Losing a limb as a result of an auto accident—whether in the accident itself or by necessary amputation afterwards—will, needless to say, have long-lasting detrimental effects for the victim. Limb amputation is not only physically damaging, but can have severe mental, emotional, and financial impacts as well. A person who sustains a limb amputation as a result of a car accident may find themselves struggling to afford prosthetics and medical treatment, unable to return to work, and otherwise incapable of returning to their everyday, normal life. This is why it’s imperative to have the help of an experienced Mississippi personal injury attorney on your side who can help you fight for the fair financial reparation you are owed.Damage to Soft Tissue
Soft tissue damage encompasses an array of injuries, including any that do not involve visible cuts, lacerations, scarring, or broken bones. Damage to a person’s soft tissue can include strained or torn muscles, ligaments, or tendons and typically involve injuries to the neck, shoulders, and back. Treatment for soft tissue damage can be complicated, requiring intensive physical rehabilitation, medication, or chiropractic treatment. Medical expenses for soft tissue damage can quickly add up, making it crucial to enlist the assistance of a car accident attorney who can help you fight for fair compensation.Back or Neck Injury
Of the common types of injuries sustained in car accidents, back and neck injuries are by far the most prevalent. This is largely due to the sudden back-and-forth motion involved in most collisions. This jerking typically causes victims to experience sudden whiplash, or compression fracture of the spine, that can lead to severe, long-lasting back and neck injuries. Because of their potential to lead to permanent disability, back and neck injuries require immediate medical attention. Even if you only feel a slight soreness initially, it’s important to seek treatment so that your injuries do not progress. If you’ve been involved in a car accident and are now experiencing back or neck stiffness, muscle spasms, increasing neck pain, or other unexplained neck or back pain, contact your doctor as soon as possible.Brain or Head Trauma
Concussions and other head trauma are serious injuries that commonly occur in car accidents. Common symptoms include blurry vision, headaches/migraines, dizziness, nausea, memory problems, loss of consciousness, problems concentrating, and more. Always seek medical treatment right away if you suspect you or a loved one sustained any brain damage during a car collision.Knee or Shoulder Damage
When people involved in car accidents brace for impact, it commonly leads to knee or shoulder damage, as these areas of the body are some of the first to absorb impact. Serious injuries related to knee and shoulder damage include torn ligaments or ACL and can require long-term treatment and/or surgery. Physically painful and often the root of recurring medical problems, knee and shoulder damage can be incredibly costly to treat. For this reason, it’s important to seek the help of an experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer who can help you fight for any compensation you are owed.Spinal Cord Damage
More serious car accidents often result in more severe injuries, including spinal cord damage. Herniated discs, bulging discs, and cervical or lumbar disc injuries can all cause debilitating pain and emotional suffering that makes it difficult for victims to get back to their everyday lives. Treatment can be incredibly expensive and long-lasting, often requiring invasive surgical procedures to correct any issues. Spinal cord injuries can even cause permanent paralysis, ongoing muscle spasms, recurring pain, loss of bladder control, sexual dysfunction, and infection. These negative effects drastically alter a victim’s quality of life and ability to live as they always have. If a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence resulted in spinal cord damage of yourself or a loved one, the attorneys at Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law can help you seek justice.Cuts or Lacerations
Cuts and lacerations are incredibly common injuries sustained in vehicle collisions. When an accident occurs, the windshield of your car will often break, or you may collide with some part of your vehicle. Whether minor or major, cuts and lacerations require medical attention to avoid excessive bleeding and infection. In some instances, serious cuts can leave permanent scarring and other damage.Broken or Fractured Bones
Car accidents often result in broken or fractured bones. Whether a serious compound fracture, or a relatively less severe hairline fracture, all broken bones are painful and require immediate medical attention. It’s crucial to see a doctor right away, as proper treatment is the only way to ensure that bones heal correctly and further damage is avoided.
No matter the severity of your injury, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior on your own. Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law can help you take legal action and fight for fair financial reparation after an auto accident.
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