With millions of car accidents each year in the United States, it turns out that whiplash is the most common injury suffered in these situations. Whiplash is what happens to the neck or back when a person’s neck stretches out and then abruptly snaps back into place due to the vehicle suddenly stopping or accelerating. More serious injuries in car accidents include brain and spinal cord injuries. However, even minor injuries can be expensive to treat, which is why it is always best to consider filing a personal injury claim.
The most serious common car accident injuries involve trauma to the brain and head. These injuries, often known as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), occur when a person’s head is struck by or hits an object. Following are some more of the most common injuries sustained from vehicle accidents:
- Bruising, Swelling, or Bleeding of the Brain
- Skull Fractures
- Cervical Fractures
- Herniated Discs
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Neck or Back Strain
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Facial Injuries Including Teeth & Jaws
- Psychological Injuries
When you have been in an accident, seek the help of a leading auto accident attorney in Tampa, FL, at The Law Offices of James G. Souza III, P.A. Depending on your case, we factor in the cost of any permanent disability, minor or major injury, and include lost wages, medical costs, and a fair settlement.