Auto accidents can cause minor and/or serious injuries to drivers and passengers. Sometimes, injuries are so severe, that the victim is no longer able to work. They may need a lifetime of specialized care. Specialized care includes, but isn’t limited to, nursing care, rehabilitation care, placement in a specialized facility, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and seeing medical specialists such as a pain management doctor, orthopedic doctor, or a neurologist. If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries in a Los Angeles car accident, seek the guidance of an experienced auto accident attorney.
Read on for a brief description of some of most common injuries suffered in auto accidents. And do not forget to seek immediate medical care if you are involved in an accident and believe you may have suffered any type of injury.
One of the most common injuries in car accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is generally caused from hitting the brakes or from the impact of another vehicle hitting you. The head and neck whip forward which is how the condition got its name. If left untreated, it can cause lifelong pain. It is important to note that the pain resulting from whiplash may take time to show up. For example, you may feel fine immediately after the accident, but a few days later could be a different story.
Also known as disc herniation, rupturing discs in your spine is extremely painful and happens when the spine is placed under a large amount of stress and the vertebrae (discs) are moved out of place. Symptoms can include numbness or pain in your back or your legs. Ruptured discs can be treated, but the condition can also lead to permanent back problems, particularly if left untreated.
Broken bones are extremely common in Los Angeles auto accidents. The breaks can be minor and heal relatively well or they can be complex and cause victims to face permanent disfiguration and even pain and disability. Whatever the case may be, the right accident lawyer will help you obtain the financial compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Concussions and other brain injuries are also all too common in car accidents. Even low speed accidents can cause serious injuries to the brain and head. Because a brain injury is extremely dangerous, it’s important that you get immediate medical care if you hit your head. Brain trauma, such as concussions, can cause lifelong issues.
If you or someone you love is hurt in a Los Angeles auto accident, get medical care right away. This can help minor injuries from getting worse and it could save your life for major injuries.
For a free, no obligation consultation about your auto accident, contact the top-rated Los Angeles accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.