Auto accidents are the number one cause of death on a global level. You don’t have to check
out the statistics to understand that the situation is alarming. Hundreds of people die in road
crashes each year. Those who are lucky enough to survive a collision are injured or disabled.
The fact of the matter is that there is little safety on the road. Collisions account for a high
number of injuries and the physical trauma is different from what people normally expect. Car
injuries vary from one individual to the other and from one accident to the other. Nonetheless, it’s quite common to see people suffering from the following external or internal injuries. Identifying the type of injury and knowing what to expect from recovery helps with the personal injury claim, which is why it’s important to be aware of these car accident injuries.
Head and neck trauma
During an auto accident, drivers can bump their head into the window, dashboard or steering
wheel. The brain is hurt on the impact site, the result being serious trauma like coma or brain
damage. The driver isn’t protected by the frontal airbag. If you don’t fall into a coma, then
you’ll certainly fracture your skull. Following the collision, you experience pain, notice fluid
leaking from your nose, and have bruises behind the ears. Contusions most frequently occur
with skull fractures. Vehicles have airbags, but there is no guarantee that the seatbelt won’t
malfunction. It might not be able to hold you in place and you can therefore hit the steering
wheel or another hard component. Last but not least, some injuries incur after hitting the roof of the automobile. Damage to one side of the occipital lobe is to be expected in this situation.
As far as neck trauma is concerned, it can occur months after the accident. The likelihood is that you’ve heard about whiplash until now. To refresh your memory of its exact meaning, whiplash is a type of damage that occurs to the neck after an accident due to the sudden movement in the neck and head. Individuals who have been involved in rear-end vehicle collisions can experience significant damage. It’s possible to get delayed whiplash. The condition is referred to as late whiplash syndrome. The injuries are so serious that it’s necessary to take X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs for adequate investigation. It’s quite normal to experience stiffness and headaches for some time. However, it’s not normal to experience aching and pain all the time.
A seatbelt doesn’t provide much protection during an unfortunate event. Generally speaking,
seatbelts are lifesavers. They prevent the occupants of the automobiles from serious injury. The thing about seatbelts is that they wrap only one shoulder. The violence of the car accident is concentrated on only one shoulder, so when you’re propelled, your shoulder gets hurt. You suffer from pain immediately after the wreck, not to mention that you’re wounded. Examples of injuries include fractures, dislocations, soft-tissue injuries, and more. If you have reason to believe that you have a broken bone or some kind of tear, seek medical attention immediately. It’s a good idea to hold onto the official medical charts, diagnostic imaging, laboratory test results, therapist’s notes, and prescription records. Why is that? Because this medical evidence will help you in your personal injury compensation claim.
A competent personal injury solicitor will discuss your case and injuries. The only way to
overcome your injuries and the financial impact is with the assistance of a no win no fee
solicitor. Maybe you’re not familiar with the concept of no win no fee. This is an accepted
practice among solicitors in Ireland. What happens is that the legal practitioner doesn’t charge
a fee for their service if the client’s case doesn’t meet with success. It’s interesting to note that more and more accidents are funded on the no win no fee basis. If you have a good case, the solicitor will support you. By good case, it should be understood that the driver was careless and negligent. If you can prove that the other driver was careless, then you have a case.
The impact of the crash so great that it can cause internal wounds. Many victims complain
about internal injuries like broken ribs, organ injury, pneumothorax, and internal bleeding. One
of the most severe traumas is a broken spleen. The spleen develops a rupture or breaks on the surface, being caused by something like a blow to the left upper abdomen. Spleen rupture is accompanied by severe physical manifestations like internal bleeding. Surgery is mandatory
when it comes to treating a ruptured spleen. Attention needs to be paid to the fact that a
ruptured spleen can be deadly. When the top of the spleen is broken, blood starts pouring into the abdomen. A large amount of internal bleeding can occur.
Not much attention is given to the psychological damage that presents itself after a collision.
When an individual goes through a disquieting event, the psychological and emotional states
are affected as well. The vast majority of people who survive wrecks develop post traumatic
stress disorder. They have witnessed a life-threatening event and they have all kinds of
troubling memories. Therefore, it’s impossible for them to sleep at night, they have weight
fluctuations, and feel lonely and tired all the time.
Put simply, people who have been involved in car accidents are never the same. It’s hard if not impossible for them to start their lives all over again. Drivers, as well as passengers, are prone to developing post traumatic stress disorder. It’s necessary to prove that the emotional distress has had a negative impact on your health and wellbeing so as to pursue compensation. If you can’t rest or have trouble gaining weight, you may just be entitled for a cash or non-cash payment. It’s of paramount importance to have a solicitor by your side at all times. The personal injury case is an intricate one and you can’t manage by yourself. You can, but you won’t win the case.