Common California Car Crash Injuries
When people are the victims of automobile accidents they become susceptible to a very wide range of varying type of injuries. There is no one type of injury that you are 100% guaranteed to receive or 100% guaranteed to not receive during the course of a car crash. Where in the car you happened to be sitting (driver’s seat, back passenger seat, et al.), what area of the car took the brunt of the collision, whether or not you were wearing your seat belt, the speed of all of the vehicles that were involved, and a million other bits of information will all have an effect on the end result of every single accident that takes place on California’s roadways.
Even collisions that appear to have been very minor can oftentimes end with surprising injuries, in the same shocking manner that major crashes sometimes have victims that are able to simply get up and walk away from them with only minor scrapes and bumps. Some of the more common kinds of injuries that are caused by California traffic accidents are:
Whiplash is one of the most well-known and frequently sustained car accident injuries. Whiplash is the term for what happens to your neck when your vehicle unexpectedly stops or turns suddenly. This results in your neck jerking back and forth very quickly and extending well beyond its normal range of motion. This kind of injury results in a lot of pain and also tearing to the soft tissue, tendons, and muscles in your neck. Be cognizant of signs such as neck pain and stiffness, or a decreased range of neck motion or increasing of pain with movement. Whiplash can take from a couple of weeks to over a year to fully heal, depending on how severe the injury was and how much of your soft tissue was torn during the collision.
A concussion has many similarities with whiplash. The main thing that they have in common is that they can both be brought on by your head being jerked back and forth. A concussion is a critical form of injury that can take place even if your head does not make any physical contact with any other object. You might notice symptoms right away. Signs like the appearance of a bad headache, or feeling a pressure being exerted on your head, momentary loss of consciousness, seeing spots or stars, dizziness, or the sudden onset of tinnitus (a persistent ringing in the ears), but it could just as easily take a few hours for symptoms to be fully realized. Concussions can be life-threatening, so if you are having sudden issues pertaining to your concentration, memory, or focus, then the smart thing to do is to visit a hospital for an immediate neurological evaluation.
The attorneys here at Los Angeles Injury Group have years of experience helping people who have been injured in California car accidents receive the financial compensation that they deserve. If you would like to receive a free consultation with one of our licensed, reputable personal injury attorneys regarding your car accident case, then please give us a call at 310-954-7248 and speak with someone in our California office today.