Common Car Accident Injuries
Whiplash is not a formal medical term. It’s a lay term used to describe an injury to the soft tissues in the neck, and sometimes, the joints between the neck vertebrae, the discs in the neck, and the nerve roots that branch out from the spinal cord. The injury typically occurs as a result of a rear impact while in a stationary position, and symptoms can be felt immediately or a few days later. They include headaches, dizziness, and neck or upper back pain.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Also called TBI, this type of injury is a very serious condition that can be temporary or permanent. It most commonly occurs in victims of a side-impact crash, and symptoms include concentration and memory problems, seizures, and anxiety.
Torn Rotator Cuff
This injury commonly affects a driver who is the victim of a side-impact crash. A torn rotator cuff is defined as a painful tear of the four major muscles and tendon fibers that connect to the upper half of the capsule located in the shoulder joint. Surgery, therapy, cortisone injections, or anti-inflammatory medication are possible treatments.
During a car accident, facial injuries can happen when someone hits the steering wheel, windshield, side window, or makes contact with the airbag when it deploys. Injuries include bruises, fractures, and serious dental problems.
If you were the victim of a car accident, please contact us. As New Jersey personal injury attorneys, we will meet you in our office, your home, or the hospital, and the consultation is free. Should you have a case, we will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve.