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What long-term effects can car crash injuries cause to victims?

On Behalf of | Jul 9, 2024 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Suffering injuries from car accidents can lead to life-altering consequences. While some injuries may heal quickly, others can affect victims in the long term and could have lasting impacts.

If you are a car accident victim, how can knowing the common injuries resulting from collisions help you in your quest for justice? Further, why is it crucial to know the potential long-term implications of your injury?

Common car accident injuries and their implications

Car accidents can cause various injuries, from minor bruises to severe conditions. Among the most common injuries and their potential long-term implications are:

  • Whiplash: This injury is caused by the forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. Symptoms may include neck pain, stiffness and headaches. While whiplash often heals within a few weeks, severe cases can lead to a reduced range of motion and chronic pain.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): TBIs can occur when a sudden impact harms the brain. Long-term effects can include cognitive difficulties, sensory problems and emotional changes.
  • Spinal cord injuries: These can cause complete or partial paralysis, depending on the injury’s location and severity. Long-term implications can include loss of sensation, mobility issues and chronic pain.
  • Broken bones: Broken bones, especially in the arms, legs and ribs, are also common. While most fractures heal with time and proper treatment, severe breaks can lead to long-term complications like chronic pain, limited mobility and arthritis.

Moreover, car accidents can cause victims to experience psychological trauma. They may suffer from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. Such conditions can greatly impact their quality of life and may require long-term treatment.

Aiming to heal and recover from your suffering

In the aftermath of a car accident, your injury can extend far beyond the initial physical pain and emotional trauma. By seeking an advocate, you may better navigate the legal landscape and pursue justice and fair compensation while aiming to heal and recover from your suffering.

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