Learn about Four of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries in the State of California
The sad truth is that there are tens of thousands of car accident injuries every year in California alone. If you have been the victim of one, you may have suffered these four common injuries or something else entirely. Remember that you can call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal case evaluation.
- Whiplash When two or more vehicles are involved in rear-end accidents, whiplash is very common. It can occur any time there is a sudden back and forth movement of a person’s head. There are many symptoms that may eventually occur but they often take time to show up. They include pain in the neck, a stiff neck, a headache, upper back pain, fatigue, tinnitus, and dizziness. Those involved in rear-end accidents should be prepared that the symptoms of whiplash may occur a day or two later, even if they felt fine at the time of the accident.
- Head Injuries Car accidents are the top cause of head injuries. There are many levels of traumatic brain injuries, the most common of which is a concussion. These can result in symptoms like confusion, temporary loss of consciousness, headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light. Long-term consequences of a brain injury can include impaired thinking, impaired movement, and impaired senses.
- Chest Injuries As is true of head injuries, chest injuries can range from mild to severe. A mild chest injury includes a bruise or cut. A severe chest injury could involve broken ribs and internal injuries. These are often the result of the driver’s chest colliding with the steering wheel. Chest injuries can also be the result of the driver’s forward momentum being halted by a seatbelt.
- Arm and Leg Injuries If the accident was a side-impact crash – such as a t-bone crash – the driver and/or passenger may have had their limbs thrown against the door with incredible force. This can cause serious arm and leg injuries like broken or shattered bones. Minor issues can include scrapes, bruises, and sprains. Arm and leg injuries can also occur with head-on collisions when the front of the vehicle crimples into the person’s legs.
Work with an Experienced Attorney if You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident
If you are injured in a car accident and it was not your fault, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we can start working on your case right away. This gives us the best chance of finding the evidence necessary to prove your case while also ensuring we are able to file your case within the statute of limits. Call us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.