Common Car Accident Injuries And What You Need To Do If You Are Injured
For those of you who were in a car accident before, you understand first-hand the type of damages that can occur. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to avoid a car accident, you have surely witnessed the types of damages that can happen. Maybe one of your family members or friends was injured in a car accident. Any way you look at it, car accidents are no joke when it comes to damages and injuries.
Outside of the damages to vehicles and properties, injuries are a far greater concern. Vehicles and properties can be replaced. A person is irreplaceable. Unfortunately, car accidents have been known to cause some serious, long-term injuries. In this article, we will go over some of the common injuries that can occur, as well as what steps you should take if you were injured in a car accident.
What to do if you were injured in a car accident
First and foremost, you need to seek medical attention right away. If it is a serious injury at the site of the accident, the paramedics will likely transport you to the closest hospital for treatment. If the injury is less severe, you will have the option to seek treatment. If you feel any pain at all due to the accident, it is always recommended that you seek immediate medical care. Every person reacts differently to pain, and you may be experiencing a more serious injury than you might realize. Internal bleeding is a common concern after a major accident, and it is an injury that is not visible without further evaluation from a medical expert.
It’s also important to stay on top of your follow-up care visits. Not only is this important for your overall health when it comes to the healing of your injury, but it’s also important to your case if you are suing for financial support. You need extensive medical records to display the extent of your injury. If you do not receive medical treatment, you will not receive any financial compensation to support your injury.
Common injuries after a car accident
Injuries can vary greatly after a car accident because there are so many different variables with each and every accident. With that said, here are some of the common injuries that we have seen here at our firm over the years:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones (ribs are very commonly broken)
- Herniated disc
- Knee injury (ligament tears and strains)
- Lacerations (sometimes just scrapes, but other times more serious cuts)
The importance of hiring a personal injury attorney
Many of those injuries that we listed above are very serious. Not only does it take a lot of time for these injuries to heal, but it also takes money for treatment. For this reason, you need a lawyer to ensure that you receive the proper settlement to cover all of your medical bills, including future projected treatments. You may also miss time at work, which is another financial component that will be worked into your final settlement.
If you or anyone you know were injured in a car accident here in the state of Oregon, contact us today at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us directly at: 1-800-285-8678. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get the compensation that you deserve!