Why Do Certain Injuries Arise After a Car Accident?

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Even if you believe your car accident to have been minor, it is rare for you to have endured it unscathed. In other words, it is rather likely that you incurred some level of bodily injury. Read on to discover why certain injuries arise more than others and how a seasoned St. Mary’s County car accident lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can teach you what to do upon incurring yours.

Why do certain injuries commonly arise after a car accident?

First of all, the types of bodily injuries that most commonly result from a car accident are head, neck, or back injuries. The reason why the three types likely arise may have to do with the sheer impact of the collision.

For example, upon impact, a driver may bang their head against the steering wheel, the back of the headrest, or the window. Unfortunately, even the airbag may cause a head injury due to its deployment speed and subsequent force upon contact. Specifcally, the head injuries that commonly arise are bumps, bruises, or cuts to the head, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries.

Secondly, upon impact, a driver may aggressively jostle their neck back and forth. Specifically, the neck injuries that commonly arise are pinched, bruised, or torn nerves, whiplash, and cervical vertebrae fractures.

Lastly, upon impact, a driver may unnaturally contort their spine. Specifically, the back injuries that commonly arise are back sprains and strains, herniated discs, and degenerative spinal disorders.

What should I do if I incur any of these injuries?

Before all else, it is worth mentioning that you must submit to medical intervention after your car accident. This must be done regardless of whether or not you feel physical discomfort or notice visible bodily injuries. The importance behind this is that, sometimes, serious injuries do not rise to the surface until days, weeks, or even months afterward (i.e., traumatic brain injuries).

Not only should this be done for your physical well-being, but it may work to the benefit of your future, potential personal injury claim. That is, you do not want to give the defendant (i.e., the negligent driver) any reason to argue that your bodily injuries are not correlated to the car accident event. Or, you do not want the court to entertain any arguments that you are exaggerating the severity of your injuries.

You must also collect any documents that are produced from this medical invention (i.e., bills, test results, doctor’s notes, etc). This may further solidify your case for needing financial compensation to aid your healing journey.

In conclusion, arguably the most important action you must remember to take in your claim is hiring a competent St. Mary’s County auto accident lawyer. Our team at The Dorsey Law Firm looks forward to working with you.