Victims of car accidents can suffer a variety of catastrophic injuries. These injuries can be extremely devastating to the victims physically, financially and emotionally and have an extensive impact on their lives. For that reason, injured victims should be familiar with legal protections that can help with the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered because of their injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the most serious types of injuries can accident victims can suffer. Victims can suffer open and closed head injuries that can cause traumatic brain injuries. Victim’s heads can be slammed into the dash, steering wheel or a window or by hitting their head back against the headrest. In other circumstances, flying objects during a car accident can cause a head and brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can harm victims physically, financially and emotionally and can also be difficult to diagnose and treat. They can alter the victim’s life forever.
Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis and quadriplegia or paraplegia in some instances depending on where the injury occurred. Like traumatic brain injuries, these types of injuries can alter the victim’s life forever and can be costly to treat.
Severe bone fractures
Car accident victims can suffer severe bone fractures, including compound fractures that may require surgery to treat and can take a significant time to fully heal. They may also require ongoing care and time away from work as the victim tries to recover.
Internal organ damage
The force of a car accident can injure the victim’s internal organs. Injuries can include a ruptured liver or kidney or internal bleeding, among some others. Catastrophic injuries can be life-threatening and may require surgeries or ongoing medical treatment.
Car accident victims can be in shock following a car accident and need to be thoroughly medically evaluated following a car accident to determine the full extent of their injuries. In the course of an average day car accidents can seemingly come out of nowhere which is why victims who have their lives turned upside down by one should be familiar with the legal protections available to help with their injuries and damages.