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Top 3 Most Common Types Of Car Accident Injuries And How They Affect You

An injury due to a car accident is something that no person wishes to experience. Psychological trauma combined with physical trauma stemming from the incident will even create a compounding situation that makes the injury even more difficult to recover from. Combine this with pain, lost work, medical appointments, rehabilitation, and fighting for compensation, and you’ll find that you have a very stressful situation on your hands.

While car accident injuries vary widely, we want to break down the top 3 most common types of car accident injuries and what you may expect after experiencing them:

1. Head injuries

Head injuries is a general term, but as far as car accident injuries go, they are some of the single most common. These can range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury with lasting effects, and your experience with a head injury will vary greatly depending on the severity. For mild head injuries, a hospital trip is typically required to ensure something more serious isn’t going on, but loss of work time may be avoided and recovery can be swift. More serious traumatic brain injuries, however, can have effects lasting a lifetime and requiring serious medical care.

2. Injuries to limbs

Your arms and legs are highly susceptible to injury in a car accident, and like head injuries, the severity of the injury can be less or more. In a best case scenario, scrapes, bruises, or mild sprains and strains may be experienced, but bad breaks or lacerations are far from rare. If you were to experience a bad break or laceration during a car accident, you may then be required many months or even years of follow-up medical care. Surgeries, stitches, and rehabilitation could be required to fully recover from the injury, and the costs for this necessary care could be compensated by the at-fault party.

3. Psychological injuries

In even minor car accidents, Florida drivers may experience psychological injuries that are often trickier to recover from when compared to their physical counterparts. These injuries often manifest themselves as PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, and can cause drivers to have a very difficult time getting back behind the wheel. In more serious cases, these psychological injuries can become anxiety disorders and effect drivers or passengers in other facets of their daily life. Recovery from these types of injuries may require long-term therapy and a medication regimen.

While these are just a few of the most common types of car accident injuries, any number could be experienced as the result of an accident. When you’re injured in a car accident, seeking compensation for those injuries can help to alleviate the added stress of medical debt acquired while seeking the required medical care, and help your recovery to go more smoothly. If you’ve been injured in any sort of car accident, and you wish to seek compensation for your injuries, simply contact us at to see what steps you should take next today.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Top 3 Most Common Types Of Car Accident Injuries And How They Affect You

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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