People involved in car accidents can suffer from a variety of injuries. Many times, the injuries are minor and do not require a lot of medical treatment. However, some car accident injuries can be quite serious, requiring months or even years of medical treatment, including multiple surgeries. If you are involved in a car crash, there is a good chance you will be injured.
One of the most important things to do after a car accident is to go to the emergency department. You should go to the emergency department even if you do not think you are seriously injured. If you are seen by a doctor, they can evaluate you to make sure there are no hidden medical issues that will present later on.
After a car accident, even one that was fairly minor, occupants of the vehicles can have aches and pains. Many people will convince themselves that the pain they are feeling is not serious and that it will go away after a few days. Although that could possibly happen, the opposite could also happen. This is why it is so important to see a doctor immediately. What was initially just some minor pain could actually be a herniated disc or worse. By seeing a doctor immediately after a crash, you may be preventing months of treatment.
What Are Common Car Crash Injuries?
The following are some of the common car accident injuries that people experience. If you have any of the following conditions or symptoms after an accident, you should go to the emergency department immediately:
- Neck injuries: Neck injuries are common given how the head and neck can whip back and forth when struck from behind or in front. Whiplash and other neck injuries can cause serious damage to the muscles.
- Chest and rib injuries: These types of injuries can be caused by wearing your seat belt. This can cause bruising in the areas where the seat belt presses on your body.
- Cuts, burns, and bruises: These injuries can be caused by the deployment of an airbag. Although the airbag can cause some minor injuries, they prevent other injuries that can be much more serious.
- Broken bones: Many people suffer from broken bones in the hands, arms, ankles, and knees from being thrown around inside a vehicle when struck hard by another car.
If you have any of these injuries, or any pain from an accident, the best thing to do is see a doctor immediately.
Media Car Accident Lawyers at Eckell Sparks Help People Seriously Injured in Car Crashes
If you are injured from a car accident and need legal help, contact one of our experienced Media car accident lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. For an initial consultation, call us at 610-565-3701 or contact us online. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.