When a car is traveling at high speed and suddenly gets into a collision, there is a risk that the occupants can get hurt in many different ways. Sometimes, the injuries caused by a collision are catastrophic and disabling. This article will discuss some of the most common kinds of injuries associated with car accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries and nerve damage are quite common in car crashes. Due to the extreme forces at play in a collision, the occupants of a vehicle could slam their heads against different parts of the interior of the car. Even if their heads do not strike another surface, however, the force of being jerked against the seat belt and suddenly stopping can cause the brain to slam against the inner walls of the skull. All this jerking and bumping the head around can bruise the brain, cause serious concussions, and result in traumatic brain injury. Symptoms of TBI can include loss of limb and motor control, depression, cognitive deficit, and severe and permanent disability.
In addition to TBI, car accident victims can suffer debilitating spinal cord injuries, broken bones and fractures, damage to internal organs and joins of their shoulders, knees and other body parts. All of these types of injuries can severely limit an individual's ability to earn a living, and they can have devastating affects on one's psychological and financial well-being.
Although no amount of litigation nor any amount of money can ever right the wrong of a car accident injury caused by another person's negligence, a personal injury claim could be a way to obtain money for accident victims to pay for their medical care and time spent unable to work. At the Law Offices of Christian J. Amendt, we have extensive experience helping car accident victims with their personal injury claims for damages, and we are available to assist Pomona residents in evaluating the strength of their potential car accident cases in a free, no-obligation, first-time consultation.