Car accidents are a common occurrence on busy California roads, and unfortunately, too many of these result in serious injuries. While a seat belt does keep you in your seat, it doesn’t keep you motionless or protect you from shattered glass or flying objects. Here are some of the more serious car crash injuries.
Facial and dental
Facial injuries are bound to happen if you hit the dashboard, steering wheel or airbag. Damage can range from simple bruising to a broken nose or jaw. You may require surgery as well as a significant amount of dental work to repair or replace chipped or missing teeth.
Broken and fractured bones are common impact injuries. Although doctors can treat some of these breaks by applying a cast, others may require surgery and rehabilitation therapy. A broken neck can cause paralysis or death.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a penetration wound following a skull fracture. However, TBIs usually occur due to the jerking movements of the head during a crash, which may cause brain bruising, swelling or bleeding. Symptoms of a TBI include headaches, concussion, coma, confusion and memory loss.
One of the most severe types of personal injury involves damage to the back. Herniated discs, broken vertebrae and nerve damage may require surgical intervention. Victims may endure lifelong discomfort arising from these injuries.
Damage to critical organs or evidence of internal bleeding may not be immediately detectable. However, these are life-threatening injuries, so everyone who has experienced a severe impact on their torso should seek medical attention without delay.
If you are an innocent victim who suffered injuries in a California automobile crash, you might be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and pain. Retain copies of all your related medical treatments and billing statements.