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3 common (and serious) types of car accident injuries

On Behalf of | Jul 24, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you are a resident of California, and you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible for multiple types of compensation — as long as you pursue your claim within the two-year statute of limitations

A car wreck can leave you with all sorts of injuries that can disrupt your life and leave you struggling to recover for quite some time — but some injuries are more devastating than others. Three of the most serious include:

Head and brain injuries

You can hit your head on the steering wheel, the dash, the windshield or the frame of the vehicle in a hard collision. While muscle and neck strain are common “whiplash” injuries that come from your body’s response to the sudden impact on the vehicle, the real danger is a closed head injury, which can turn into a traumatic brain injury. 

Chest injuries

Chest injuries, along with head injuries, tend to be quite common in car accidents. A chest injury can take the form of a bruise or a contusion. A severe chest injury can result in broken ribs and damage to your internal organs that could require months or years of recovery.

Psychological injuries

You can also suffer a mental injury following a car accident. The fear of driving is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a car accident. 

If you have been involved in a car accident in Carlsbad, California, you could be looking at massive financial losses. Knowing what you are entitled to can help you file a claim and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. 

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