Obviously, when car accidents occur, the injuries can be catastrophic due to the weight of the vehicles involved, and the speed of the vehicles involved. Even a car accident at speeds below 20 MPH can cause serious injuries, or even result in death. While no two San Antonio car accidents are exactly the same, as an auto accident attorney in San Antonio, I’ve noticed that there are some injuries that are the most common following a car accident.
Neck & Shoulder Injuries – Including “Whiplash”
Because San Antonio car wrecks generally involve a significant impact, neck injuries are very common. A collision, even at low speed, can cause your head and neck to suddenly be whipped backwards or forward, and can cause significant soft tissue damage, and even herniated discs. Additionally, it’s very common that neck and shoulder injuries are not noticed until the day following a car accident. While many people can fully recover from minor neck injuries, many car accident victims continue to have chronic neck issues long after the accident. For this reason, it’s important to consult with an experienced San Antonio injury lawyer to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Spine & Back Injuries
Of the human body, the back is probably the most susceptible to sudden impacts, jolts, and trauma. Of the most common injuries are soft tissue injuries, and herniated discs. However, compression fractures, nerve damages, and torn ligaments are also common. In fact, it’s common for victims of car accidents to require back surgery, steroid injections, or other expensive treatment following a car accident. In some cases, back injuries may require future medical treatment for years to come.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
As a San Antonio truck accident attorney, I have seen victims that have suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of a trucking accident. Of all injuries, brain injuries are generally the most serious, and the most frightening for victims and their families. Because brain injuries can affect so many facets of a person’s life, including the ability to walk, talk, or remember, these injuries are very traumatizing. While most traumatic brain injuries occur in very serious accidents, such as trucking accidents, they can also occur during car accidents.
The more serious the injury, the more likely it is that you will require the assistance of a San Antonio injury attorney, especially if you or a loved one has experienced any of the injuries listed above. If you’ve been in an accident in San Antonio, Austin, or South Texas, including Bexar County, Nueces County, Comal County, Travis County, or any of the surrounding areas, contact one of our experienced attorneys for a free consultation. Also, check out our free accident book, 10 Deadly Mistakes That Can Kill Your Texas Accident Case, authored by injury attorney Stacey M. Barrus, which will help you avoid mistakes that can ruin your accident case.