Car accidents can cause serious medical traumas for even the most careful of drivers. Maryland residents who have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence may be able to hold that party accountable in a court of law. The personal injury claims process allows victims to receive proper compensation for their pain. Here are three of the most common types of car accident injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries
By fact the most common ailment stemming from a car accident is sore muscles. The force of a collision may cause bodies to rapidly move backward and forward, which can stretch out muscles and ligaments for weeks following the collision. One of the most prevalent examples of this injury is whiplash, where the neck and shoulders are sore as a result of sudden, violent movement caused by a car accident.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Another common result of a car collision is injury to the head. Most ailments associated with the brain and skull are known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and they can vary in severity from a concussion to permanent nerve damage. If a driver or passenger hit his or her head during a crash, it is essential to consult a medical care provider as soon as possible after the accident to rule out the possibility of internal bleeding or swelling of the brain.
When most people think of car accidents, they rarely consider the emotional and physiological implications of a collision. Often, drivers will face symptoms similar to those of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This condition may require treatment and even medication to ease stress and allow victims to enjoy life as they did before the accident.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a car accident, you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Gaithersburg office directly at 301.840.0404 to schedule your free consultation.