Spinal injuries are among the worst. They can lead to debilitating pain and threaten your ability to walk, use your arms or even control your own vital organs. When the spinal cord is damaged, time is of the essence. The sooner you receive care, the better the outlook will be.
Some of the most serious injuries in car crashes are burns. When people become trapped in a vehicle that catches on fire, there is a high risk of acute injury. There is also a risk of smoke-inhalation injuries, which can damage the lungs.
When people think of serious injuries they often think of physical therapy sessions, body casts, wheelchairs and mourning. They rarely look into the future to truly weigh the extent of the damage: the lost income, the pain and suffering, the stress on family and friends. Tragedy is life altering for everyone it touches. It’s a rare accident where the doctors stitch up a wound and everyone walks back to into their routine.