Common Injuries From a Miami Car Accident
What are the most common injuries following a car accident?
Car accidents can be brutal on the human body. They can damage soft tissue, strain the musculoskeletal system, and even cause traumatic brain injuries. While most injuries are apparent immediately after the crash, there are times these injuries lay dormant and do not show until weeks later.
Most Common Injuries from a Car Accident
In car accidents, the most common injuries reported due with the neck, head and back. These can include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Also known as TBI, this very serious condition is one that can be deadly if not treated quickly. Most patients with a TBI are aware of their injury, but there are instances where a person does not know they have encountered a traumatic brain injury. TBI can cause temporary or permanent impairment, from altering brain functions to lowering mental capacity. To accurately diagnose TBI, a physician must perform an MRI or CT scan of the head and brain.
Some symptoms of TBI include, but are not limited to:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Memory Issues
- Concentration Problems
- Extreme Mood Swings
- Change in Appetite
Because TBI symptoms can be easily confused with other injuries in an accident, it is imperative you seek immediate medical treatment following an accident. An emergency room physician can rule out any brain injury with proper diagnostic tools.
Whiplash injures the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) of your neck. A client will typically complain of whiplash following a rear-end collision. The symptoms of whiplash can include:
- Pain in the Neck
- Limited Range of Motion
- Vision Difficulties
There is no specific way to treat whiplash. Instead, the treating physician will prescribe a treatment based on the severity – such as physical therapy or chiropractic care.
In the spine, there are multiple discs. Immediately after an accident these may bulge or tear, causing significant pain. In other cases, the slip may be minor, leading to pain and symptoms weeks or even months after the accident.
There is a myriad of possible injuries following an accident. But other common injuries can include:
- Back Injuries – Disc compression, lower back pain, chronic upper back pain, lumbar damage, and more.
- Internal Organ Damage – Heart and kidneys, stomach ruptures, broken ribs, etc.
- Injury to the hands, shoulders, arms, and other extremities
- Broken bones
- Scrapes and Lacerations
- Eye Injuries
Contact the Miami Car Accident Attorneys Today
Because of the weight and size of vehicles, even a simple collision carries significant chance of injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured, you need legal representation. Our team has represented countless clients and we work hard to ensure our clients receive adequate compensation for the injuries and losses they suffer following an accident.
Call today for a free consultation at 305-379-8688.