The Most Common Car Accident Injuries In Florida

Every Florida car accident is unique, and so are the injuries that come from them. Even in accidents that seem relatively minor, injuries can leave you with missed work, piling medical bills, and days or even weeks of pain. No matter the severity of your Florida car accident, your personal injury attorney can help you to get the compensation you need to cover the damages suffered from your experience.

While all car accidents and their resulting injuries are unique, there are some you’ll find pop up more often than others. The most common car accident injuries in Florida all have something in common, and that’s their ability to leave drivers or passengers suffering through a stressful recovery process. Some of the most commonly experienced accident injuries in Florida are:

• WhiplashWhiplash is probably the single most common car accident injury not just in Florida, but across the United States. Whiplash can vary wildly from the very minor to the incapacitating, and it’s an injury not often felt as soon as an accident has occurred. This soft tissue injury is caused by the force of the accident whipping the neck in an unnatural direction violently, which can result in a day of stiff neck pain but has the potential to be much worse. In some instances, whiplash may even cause the brain to jostle about in the skull, leading to traumatic brain injuries like concussions.

After an accident, you’re not like to feel whiplash, although you might. For this reason, it’s always best to be checked by a medical professional even if you believe you’ve been unharmed, as pumping adrenaline can mask pain, or whiplash may set in later.

 

• Concussion – A concussion should always be evaluated by a medical professional because even those which don’t cause any immediate symptoms could require medical attention. A common misconception is that a concussion can only be caused if one hits their head in an accident, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Violent movement that jerks the head can lead to the brain hitting the skull, causing concussions of various severity.

• Fractures – Broken bones are painful, they can take months or longer to heal, and some may even require surgeries and prolonged physical therapy. In car accidents, bones are most often broken through blunt force trauma or compression, and these injuries are most commonly seen in the legs, arms, hands, and feet. A fracture isn’t always obvious, and an unobvious fracture isn’t always minor. If you’ve impacted any surface in the vehicle and experienced intense pain while doing so, you may have suffered a broken bone.

• Soft tissue injuriesSoft tissue injuries in car accidents aren’t only limited to whiplash. While whiplash is just one type, sprains, strains, and contusions are almost equally common. These types of injuries may lead to the need for surgery, they may require prolonged medical care, and they often cause those who have been injured in accidents to miss several days of work.

• Emotional injuries – Not all injuries experienced in an accident are physical. In some instances, a severe car accident can cause lasting emotional injuries as well. Even if a person did not experience severe physical injury, the event could work to manifest anxiety and panic disorders causing someone to lose their ability to drive for a short while or some time. Additionally, accidents that cause permanent disability or disfigurement have been known to cause sufferers depression as they learn to cope with their new lives. In some instances, emotional injuries may entitle a Florida driver or passenger compensation if it proves to have caused difficulty in their everyday life.

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