Personal injuries can happen in a wide variety of ways. You have probably heard stories about a person who walks away from a catastrophic-looking car accident with nothing but a few bumps and bruises. For another person, that sort of accident would likely result in devastating injuries. Each case is different, and every person is unique. With this in mind, here are some of the more common injuries that tend to occur across many types of injury cases.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Sometimes abbreviated as TBI, traumatic brain injury is unfortunately common. The head is a very vulnerable part of the body, and the brain controls every bodily function. When a person sustains a TBI, he or she can experience all types of dysfunction. Moreover, TBI can happen in a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries, and work accidents.
Injuries to the neck are very common in auto accidents. Physical damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck are often called “whiplash,” because they occur when the head is thrown backwards and forwards very violently.
Like neck injuries, back injuries are quite common in car accidents. If you have ever suffered a slipped disc or a pinched nerve in your back, you know how debilitating these injuries can be. They can stop you from working, sleeping, or even just sitting comfortably.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a complex part of the body that affects all motor skills. When the spine is crushed or damaged, the spinal cord can be irreversibly damaged as well. This can leave an accident victim with serious and even permanent damage that does not resolve with physical therapy or other medical treatment.
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are about 6 million broken bones in the United States each year. Because many fractures must be immobilized to heal properly, a broken bone can force a person to stop working for an extended period of time. An accident victim may also require surgery, which can include the placement of rods and pins inside the body to hold the broken pieces together.
Hartford Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident or any other type of accident, the personal injury attorneys at Appleton & Appleton can help. Please contact our office immediately at (860) 246-5481 to discuss your situation and any potential recovery. You can also reach us through our online contact form.