Learn Common Injuries of Each Part of the Body and How They Can Be Treated
When you are involved in a car accident or other type of serious accident, you can suffer from a number of injuries that range from minor to fatal. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have worked with victims of many accidents who have suffered all imaginable injuries. Keep reading to learn about the most common types of injuries in various parts of the body and contact us at 909-982-0707 if you have been in an accident and require a free legal consultation.
Common Injuries to the Head
Despite the fact that your brain is covered by a hard skull, the head is one of the least protected parts of the body when an accident occurs. This can be an even bigger issue if the victim of an accident has a loose seatbelt, is not wearing a seatbelt, or does not have an airbag deployed. Brain injuries can range from concussions to serious penetrating injuries that require numerous surgeries. Traumatic brain injuries can change a person’s life – and the lives of their loved ones – forever.
Common Psychological Injuries
Psychological injuries can occur due to physical injury to the brain or the shock of the accident. These injuries can last for years or longer and can make it difficult for the victim to drive or event function in their daily life. Months or years of therapy may be required to heal these wounds.
Common Neck Injuries
Numerous injuries can come with damage to the neck. A person may dislocate their upper spinal column if they are the victim of whiplash. The symptoms of whiplash can last for weeks or longer and can prevent a person from having full mobility. A neck injury that involves the spinal column can require surgery to correct it, which comes with months of recovery time.
Common Chest and Abdomen Injuries
Seat belts are designed to absorb some of the brunt of a car accident and reduce damage to the body, and they are generally successful in doing so. That said, they can come with their own risks. Remember that the bones in the chest and abdomen, including the ribs and clavicle, can press against a seat belt during an accident. This can result in broken bones, including a broken collar bone, broken ribs, and broken bones in the chest and abdomen. These injuries can take from six weeks to 16 weeks to heal.
No matter the type of injury you have suffered in an accident, you deserve the best possible legal representation. That is what you can expect from Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. Call us now at 909-982-0707 and we will begin with a free legal consultation. We can go over your options and ensure you know the best way forward.