We all know car accidents can cause minor and major injuries to almost any part of your body depending on the crash and impact sustained. However, there are certain injuries that tend to occur more than others after a car accident. Below, some of these injuries are discussed.

Neck Injuries: Neck injuries are very common after a car wreck and can stem from whiplash and neck strain, which may require physical therapy; to disc herniations and cervical radiculopathy which may require surgical intervention or a different type of advanced treatment.

Psychological injuries: Physical injuries aren’t the only type of injuries that can result from a car accident. Oftentimes, especially after serious car accidents involving severe injuries or loss of life, drivers and passengers may suffer from psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder or other types of emotional distress.

Brain Injuries: One of the most common type of injury after a car accident is a closed head injury. A closed head injury can range from a mild concussion to a more severe traumatic brain injury. A closed head injury can manifest even when your head has not made contact with anything in the car. This can occur when the head is jolted quickly in a back and forth motion, causing the brain to make contact with the skull, bruising the brain.

Back Injuries: Like neck injuries, back injuries often manifest as a result of the force from the collision on the bodies of drivers and passengers. Common back injuries resulting from a car wreck are sprain, fracture, strain, lumbar radiculopathy, and disc herniation. Also, like neck injuries, it often takes some time after the accident to realize and know the extent of the injury and the proper course of treatment.

While these are some common types of injuries suffered in car wrecks, it is by no means an exclusive list of injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident. If you have been injured in a car wreck, it is important that you receive medical attention to determine the severity of your injuries and to obtain the right course of treatment for your injuries. Next, enlist the help of an experienced West Virginia car accident lawyer to help you understand your rights as a victim by scheduling a free initial consultation.

Attorney Timothy Manchin established the Manchin Injury Law Group in 2011 after his law partner of more than 25 years became a West Virginia circuit court judge. His focus is on helping individual clients and entire families victimized by negligent acts.

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