What Injuries May Emerge from a Car Collision?

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Hopefully, you can walk away from your car collision unscathed, with nothing more than minor scratches on your bumper. But unfortunately, the more likely reality is that you may incur a bodily injury or injuries at some capacity. In this case, seeking financial compensation from the negligent driver via a personal injury claim may become necessary. Continue reading to learn the types of bodily injuries that may arise from a car collision and how an experienced Houston, Texas car accident lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you recover from the economic and non-economic damages that subsequently follow.

What injuries may arise from a car collision?

Put simply, the most common types of bodily injuries that emerge after a car collision are head, neck, and back injuries. The culmination of these injuries may be minor, life-altering, or even life-threatening. Further explanations are as follows:

  • Head injuries: the impact of your collision may cause your head to aggressively strike against your steering wheel, your airbag, your headrest, or your side window.
    • Examples include: concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neck injuries: the impact of your collision may cause your neck to vigorously whip back and forth and strike against your headrest.
    • Examples include: whiplash, pinched nerves, and sprains, strains, or fractures.
  • Back injuries: the impact of your collision may cause your back to awkwardly contort and strike against your seatback.
    • Examples include:¬†herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, or degenerative spinal disorders.

What damages may arise from these injuries?

You may already be paying for your incurred bodily injuries in the moments immediately following your car collision event. This is because an ambulance may transport you from the scene of your collision to the emergency room. Here, medical professionals may run several tests on you, administer certain pain-relieving medications, and even have you stay in overnight. You may be billed for all of this soon enough.

Then, you may have to schedule follow-up appointments with your primary care physician. This may be in addition to receiving recommended surgeries, attending physical and occupational therapy sessions, and overall undergoing your prescribed treatment plan. Ultimately, your medical bill may become more and more expensive.

What’s more, part of your treatment plan may require you to take some time off of work. This means you may miss out on a significant amount of wages. And in a worst-case scenario, your injuries may permanently hinder you from returning to your line of work. This may force you to start all over, career-wise, and thereby significantly diminish your future earning capacity.

In conclusion, all these damages must be accounted for when drafting your personal injury claim. But arguably the most important action you must remember to take is hiring a skilled Houston, Texas auto accident lawyer. Our team at White Personal Injury is looking forward to working with you.

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