Only a medical doctor can diagnose your injuries. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we regularly see certain types of injuries from car accidents as outlined below:
Whiplash injuries are caused by the violent snapping backwards and forwards of the head during a car accident. This can injure the tissues in the neck causing stiffness and pain. Often though, the pain does not begin for a few hours after a car crash. It is common for the victim of a car accident to feel fine immediately after the accident, and begin to experience a stiff neck within a few hours after the accident.
Injuries to the thoracic and lumbar spine are very common in car accidents. The spine is very complicated part of the body, so when it is subjected to a lot of force, it can be injured. These injuries can range from muscle sprains and strains to broken vertebrae or disc injuries. These injuries often present with generalized back pain, and can be hard to diagnose and treat. Because of this, finding a spine specialist can be important to your recovery.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can be devastating. They can result in job loss, personality change, or simply loss of enjoyment of life. Many TBI patients describe feelings of “not being me anymore.” Often patients’ families are also affected as they deal with the personality changes that can come along with a brain injury. Although these injuries can cause lifelong struggles, there are treatments that are effective. Vision therapy and cognitive therapy can help improve brain function and help victims cope with altered brain function. Further, neuropsychological testing can help identify the areas of cognitive functioning that need improvement.
If you’re suffering from any of these types of injuries, there is hope. An experienced personal injury can guide you through the process of obtaining appropriate compensation for your injuries.