After being involved in a motor vehicle collision, truck accident, or car crash, you may be subjected to any number of personal injuries that can affect your quality of life permanently. Dealing with these injuries can be enraging when they were caused by the negligence of another person or party. It’s best to consult with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to find out if you are eligible for financial compensation that will help pay for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
Following are some types of injuries that are common after a car accident:
- Brain and head injury. One of the most common personal injuries suffered by drivers after an accident is a head injury, which ranges from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes there may be no sign of physical trauma, but the brain is at risk of being jostled inside the skull. Brain and head injury happens when the brain shakes inside the skull due to the rapid movement back and forth. It is very important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Serious and permanent damage can happen if gone undiagnosed.
- Neck injury. Neck injuries are a common injury one can suffer from after an accident, and can range from mild neck strain to something more serious, such as cervical radiculopathy and disc injury.
- Back injury. The intense impact of a car accident can cause serious back injuries, such as sprain, fracture, strain, disc injury, and more. Even the most serious back injuries can take time to show up after an auto accident and often cause long-lasting pain and discomfort.
- Face injury. Injuries to the face can be caused by almost anything in an auto accident. You can hit your face on the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, side window, etc. These injuries can range from mild bruises and scrapes to something serious like fractures and dental injuries.
The Heslin Law Firm offers free consultations for accident victims who have serious personal injuries due to the wrongdoing of another person or party. Call our office at 215-332-0300.