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Common Types of Personal Injuries Sustained in Auto Accidents

Published on January 11th, 2013

Auto accidents occur every day on roads and highways across the country. Fortunately, many of these accidents are minor and result in little or no injuries. Other accidents lead to serious injuries and death. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights. The most common types of personal injuries sustained in auto accidents include:

Neck and Back Injuries

Many people have heard of whiplash, and it is one of the most common injuries associated with car accidents. Whiplash can vary in severity depending on the circumstances of an accident. Whiplash and other types of neck or back injuries may not present symptoms immediately following an accident. Common back injuries include sprains, fractures, disc injuries, and spinal damage. Be sure to undergo a medical evaluation if you experience any neck or back pain, weak limbs, paralysis, tingling, or difficulty breathing following a car accident.

Brain and Head Injuries

Sports, especially football, have drawn attention to the problems that brain and head injuries can create in the short and long term. Concussions are common, but seizures, headaches, dizziness, and fractures are all problems that you may experience due to an auto accident. Impact with the hard surfaces in your car, such as the steering wheel, can also lead to facial injuries. In accidents in which the airbags deploy, some people also suffer broken noses.

Internal Injuries

Car accidents can lead to serious internal injuries, including damaged or punctured internal organs. Broken bones, especially in the limbs and ribs, are also a common result of auto accidents.

Have you suffered any of the aforementioned injuries due to a car accident caused by another party? Whether your injuries are on this list or not, you may be entitled to compensation. At Shea Law Group, we will work to prove that you were the victim and that you deserve compensation. Call (773) 365-0040 to schedule a consultation.

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