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What Type Of Injuries Can Occur As The Result Of A Car Accident?

A motor vehicle accident can cause different types of injuries. A motor vehicle accident can cause both physical and psychological injuries.

This blog post will look at some common injuries that occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

  • Whiplash – because of the force of the impact of a collision, whiplash is a common injury. The head and neck are propelled forward or backward, causing neck strain. Whiplash injuries include pain, stiffness and in some cases dizziness and numbness which can spread to other areas. 
  • Spinal cord injuries- serious accidents can cause spinal cord injury, were a person can experience herniated disc, severed cord or damaged vertebrae. Serious injuries such as paralysis can occur as a result of car accidents. 
  • Traumatic brain injuries/head trauma can occur as the result of the head being jolted during a collision. A person may experience a mild traumatic brain injury such as a concussion, or more serious injuries can occur if the head hits the steering wheel. 
  • Chest injury – the seatbelt can cause injury to the ribcage and chest. In some cases, the force of the seatbelt, or airbag can break the rib cage or damage a person’s lungs. 
  • Back injury – many clients report low back pain as a result of car accidents, whether it is from degenerative disc disease, a herniated disc or the force of the impact causing a spinal cord injury. 
  • Foot and Leg injury – lower extremity injuries do occur as the result of car accidents. For example, a driver may strike his or her knee on the dashboard as a result of the collision, or the instrument panel. The feet and legs absorb the impact so these areas are susceptible to injuries. 

If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of motor vehicle accident, we encourage you to contact the experienced Windsor personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673).

We offer you a free, no obligation initial consultation where we will review the legal process and your rights.

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed as a result of your accident and during the legal process and we strive to provide the best service possible and to help our clients in any way that we can. We will help you get your life on track and connect you with the right treatment providers, rehabilitation specialists and ensure your case runs smoothly.

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time.