Answering a phone call, replying to a text message, taking a bite of your food, or updating your GPS are momentary distractions we allow ourselves while driving, but they can have devastating consequences. The price of medical injuries in a car accident can be several thousand dollars or more, but many forms of devastating injuries can come from a car accident, including:
Traumatic brain injuries
These are some of the deadliest injuries that come from a car accident. Even if there does not appear to be any external damage to the cranium, the collision could have caused the brain to suffer enough interior damage to cause fatal levels of hemorrhaging. Even if the injuries are not fatal, they can cause permanent paralysis, emotional changes, and cognitive disability.
Any damage to the nervous system throughout the body can have lifelong consequences. All it takes is a severed nerve or pressure from bodily swelling to cause numbness or permanent paralysis. Some nerve damage can leave a victim with lifelong incurable pain as well.
A broken bone may not seem very serious after doctors set it in a cast, but the injury can leave a victim with a lifetime of complications. The injured bone can result in lessened strength, discomfort, issues with joints, and even emotional trauma.
The spinal column is a delicate pillar of bone that supports your entire body. The vertebrae that sit in your spine sit in a precise manner, and an accident can easily knock them out of alignment. These injuries can affect how you sit, sleep, stand and otherwise live. While surgeries often can help these injuries, they also often require more surgeries later on.
Get the compensation you deserve
When you suffer a serious injury in a car accident, you should be sure the settlement you accept is going to be able to cover both the current and future costs of your injuries. When some consequences can last a lifetime, your personal injury attorney should be able to secure the compensation that reflects that.