Getting into a motor vehicle accident can be a very traumatizing experience. Not only can your vehicle get damaged, but you may also be left with injuries that can take weeks or even months to heal. In some cases, the injuries sustained in accidents on Mississippi roadways can be permanent.
There are several types of head injuries that can occur in a car accident, including concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries. A concussion is a type of brain injury that’s caused by a blow to the head. Symptoms of a concussion can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and problems with memory and concentration. A skull fracture is a break in the bone that surrounds the brain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a more serious type of brain injury that can occur when the head gets subjected to a sudden force or impact. Symptoms of a TBI can include headaches, dizziness, nausea, problems with memory and concentration and even coma or death.
Whiplash is a common type of neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly thrown forward or backward, causing the neck to hyperextend. Symptoms of whiplash can include headaches, neck pain and dizziness. Another type of neck injury that can occur in a car accident is a cervical spine injury. This is an injury to the bones, disks or nerves in the neck. Symptoms of a cervical spine injury can include neck pain and stiffness, numbness or tingling in the arms or hands and problems with balance and coordination.
Back injuries can range from mild to severe and may include sprains, strains, herniated disks and fractures. Symptoms of a back injury can include back pain, stiffness and problems with movement. In some cases, a back injury can lead to paralysis.
Chest injuries can include broken ribs, internal bleeding and punctured lungs. These often occur when motor vehicle accidents involve a significant amount of force, such as when two vehicles collide head-on. Symptoms of a chest injury can include pain and difficulty breathing.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you should consult with an experienced attorney who handles these specific types of cases.