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Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents happen every day in San Francisco. When they do, they result in serious injuries that not only leave accident victims in pain, but are costly to treat. If you have suffered serious injury in an auto accident that was the fault of someone else, you may be able to collect compensation. To claim the full amount of compensation available, you should speak with a San Francisco car accident lawyer for help. Below are just a few of the most common injuries included in these types of accident claims.


Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. Many people think this is a very minor injury, but it can actually be quite severe. Whiplash occurs when the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck snap back and forth in rapid succession. The trauma can be painful and take weeks to heal.

Scrapes and Cuts

Scrapes and cuts are other types of injuries that many think are minor. These injuries are caused by broken glass, or loose projectiles in the car. Not only are these cuts and scrapes often deep, they also leave accident victims at risk for infection.

Head Injuries

There is no such thing as a minor head injury. Traumatic brain injuries do not always present symptoms right away, which can complicate an accident claim. They also typically take a long time to heal, which can make evaluating a claim even more challenging. If you have sustained a head injury in a car crash, it is essential that you speak with a San Francisco car accident lawyer who has experience with these types of cases.

Broken Ribs

The ribs protect the lungs, which are extremely important organs. However, the ribs are quite delicate and can break easily. This is particularly true if the crash pushed you forward, backward, or sideways, and caused your seat belt to become strapped very tightly against your chest. Broken ribs also carry the added risk of a punctured lung. Even when the lungs are unaffected, broken ribs take a great deal of time to recover from and make even the smallest movements excruciatingly painful.

Back Injuries

Any type of car accident can cause a back injury, and these can be quite severe. Lower back injuries are common after a crash, as are injuries to the spinal cord. Discs within the cord can become herniated or ruptured, which leaves accident victims in great pain. Additionally, if the spine becomes severely injured, it can even leave victims paralyzed.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Not every injury sustained during a car accident is physical. Accident victims are often left with PTSD and develop a fear of driving, experience nightmares, and they may also have great emotional distress. Due to the fact that these injuries cannot be seen, it also takes an experienced car accident attorney in San Francisco to help with your claim.

Have You Been Hurt? Call Us Today

If you have been hurt in an accident, you should not wait to speak with a car accident attorney in San Francisco. At Willoughby Brod, LLP, we have the experience necessary to evaluate the most serious injuries so you get the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 to schedule your free case evaluation.

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