Often people involved in car accidents are fortunate to be able to walk away from the accident, sustaining only minor injuries. These injuries may certainly be painful, but they fully heal in time. Unfortunately, many people who survive car accidents are permanently injured. In such cases, the injuries often lead to chronic pain, loss of range of motion, or loss of mobility. The long-term impact of car accident injuries impede a person's ability to fully engage in their normal activities.
When a car accident affects you in a life-altering way, pursuing your claim is critical. You will need money to pay for future medical costs and to compensate you for lost wages.
Some common types of car accident injuries that cause long-term effects on victims include:
Head injuries are among the most serious injuries that can happen to a person. Severe brain trauma can be incurable, even untreatable. Severe head injuries can cause loss of cognitive function, speech difficulties, and loss of vision or hearing. Even less severe head injuries can cause memory loss, changes in personality, disruption in sleep patterns, and chronic headaches.
Neck and Back Injuries
Car accidents, even at low speed, can cause severe jerks to the head or jolts to the spine causing long-term or chronic injury to the neck or back. The spine and spinal cord affect the movement of our entire bodies. Injury to this area of the body can result in paralysis, loss of range of motion, chronic pain, and tingling or numbness in extremities. These are only a few long-term impacts resulting from neck or back injuries.
Long-term Impacts on Emotional Wellbeing
In addition to long-lasting or permanent physical injury, car accidents can cause long-lasting effects on emotional wellbeing. When a person sustains an injury so severe that it impacts their way of life, there is emotional damage done as well. Learning how to live well after a debilitating and life-altering injury would be challenging for anyone.
Accident victims may also experience ongoing fear, anxiety, or panic after being in a traumatic accident. Some may not be able to drive again, while others experience panic attacks, or other ongoing emotional trauma.
Long-term Impact of Car Accident Injuries
If you are suffering long-term impact from injuries sustained in a car accident, it is important that you are compensated fairly.
Do not let the insurance company take advantage of you. Read our article Tactics Insurance Companies Use To Take Advantage of Accident Victims. Do not let the insurance company determine the value of your claim.
When you work with Draper Law Office, our experienced attorneys will help you determine the full value of your claim. We understand the devastating impacts of car accident injuries - physically, emotionally, and financially. We will ensure that no insurance company takes advantage of you. We will protect your rights. Contact us for a free consultation.
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