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Most Common Car Accident Injuries

An unexpected accident can happen at any time. When it does and it was due to someone else’s negligence, accident victims may want to file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation for their losses. This compensation can help cover the cost of injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Before filing a claim, it is important to know the exact extent of your injuries. A San Francisco car accident lawyer can help determine the amount of damages you will ultimately be facing. Below are just a few of the most common car accident injuries in San Francisco that are often included in personal injury claims.

Whiplash

When someone is in an accident, his or her body is often restrained by the seat belt. However, the neck is not. As such, when victims experience the impact of a crash, their necks moves back and forth in rapid succession. This causes damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck, also known as whiplash. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries for which a car accident attorney in San Francisco can help victims recover compensation.

Deep Lacerations

During a car accident, victims may suffer from deep lacerations due to the impact of the vehicles, or from loose debris in the car. Either way, these lacerations can easily be infected and quickly become a much more severe injury.

Head Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries in San Francisco. This is because during an accident, the head can easily hit the steering wheel, windshield, or any other part of the car at full force. Head injuries, particularly concussions, are not always apparent right away. For this reason, it is always of critical importance to seek medical attention immediately following a crash.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are extremely common injuries incurred in car accidents. Often, accident victims suffer from multiple broken bones. The most common bones to break in a crash are the arms, legs, hips, and shoulders. Ribs also easily break in a car accident, as well, which can lead to further complications, such as punctured lungs.

Back Injuries

Problems with the spine and back are common car accident injuries in San Francisco. Car crashes often cause discs in the spine to become herniated or ruptured. These injuries are extremely painful, and it often take accident victims months to fully recover.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Car accidents are traumatic events, and the injuries that stem from them are not always physical. Accident victims often have a hard time driving again out of fear, and they may experience difficulty sleeping and nightmares. Due to the fact that PTSD and related injuries cannot be seen, they are more difficult to prove and so, it is crucial that accident victims get help from a San Francisco car accident lawyer when pursuing damages.

Suffering from Injury After a Crash? Contact Us Today

If you have suffered one or more of these common car accident injuries, you need to speak to a car accident attorney in San Francisco. At Willoughby Brod, LLP, we are committed to helping accident victims claim the full amount of compensation they deserve to help with their injuries. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 for your free consultation.

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