Car accidents can be exceedingly dangerous and there are several catastrophic injuries that are considered fairly common in major car accidents. Even minor car crashes can cause significant injury and expense and if you factor in a catastrophic injury, the game changes considerably. While no collision should ever be minimized, serious accidents pose considerable ongoing concerns.

 

Common Serious Injuries

There are several kinds of debilitating injuries that are commonly sustained in serious car accidents: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are closed-head injuries caused by significant impact to the brain. Often, a TBI has no corresponding visible head wound or laceration that accounts for the trauma. Traumatic brain injuries present significant dangers for several reasons:

  • TBI often present with arbitrary and ambiguous symptoms that can be easily misdiagnosed.
  • TBI symptomatology can be vague and slow to present, which can lead to delayed treatments that beget unfortunate results.
  • Victims can find that the symptoms of TBI are easily ignored, resulting in the label of the silent epidemic. Long-term adverse health consequences are often the result.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) represent an especially dangerous injury class that is commonly experienced by victims of serious automobile accidents. In fact, SCIs remain the most common cause of every form of accident-victim paralysis. Spinal injuries of every caliber must be given the highest medical priority due to the sensitive and essential nature of their intricacies – which is not to mention the irreversibility of most spinal injuries.

Amputations are an all-too-common result of serious car accidents and include the loss of any limb. Often, these amputations are in reaction to severe injuries that crush or demolish limbs and that require emergency surgical removal of the affected area. Such removals account for exorbitant ongoing medical care and rehabilitative regimes, which include extensive phantom-pain management.

 

If You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident, Contact a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Today

Car accidents are often devastating. If you or someone you love has been victimized by an automobile accident, the results can range from TBI, SCI, and amputation to wrongful death. Do not take matters into your own hands, as help is available. Seek the legal counsel of a highly experienced South Carolina car accident lawyer who will advocate for you. At Hartman Law Firm LLC, we have the experience, the expertise, and the skill to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Please call 843-300-7600 for a free consultation today.

 

1http://www.brainline.org/content/2008/07/brain-injuries-silent-epidemic_pageall.html

2https://medlineplus.gov/spinalcordinjuries.html