Missouri's Department of Transportation website had the statistics that say it all.  In 2009, over 55,000 accidents occurred on state highways.  Another 19,000 accidents occurred off the road.  The causes of these accidents varied from striking deer to getting rear-ended in a chain reaction crash.  Regardless of the circumstances the message is simple.  Drive on Missouri roadways and you stand a chance on being involved in a car accident.

Of course the worst thing about a car accident is the potential you face for injury and death.  Some types of injuries seem to happen more commonly in car accidents than others.  Among those common injury types are the following:

1.      Back injury

2.      Hyperextension neck injuries (whiplash)

3.      Strained or broken discs

4.      Fractured vertebrae

5.      Joint problems following an accident

6.      Traumatic brain injury

7.      Limb fractures

8.      Concussion, brain swelling

9.      Vision and hearing impairments

Keep in mind that some injuries can show up several days to several weeks after the accident.  Traumatic brain injury, for example, can cause symptoms weeks later.  Some TBI patients experience symptoms that are hard to pin down, but are present nonetheless.  These symptoms present within weeks after the car accident, and can be emotional in nature.  Pseudobulbar affect is one of those aspects of TBI that is difficult to diagnose and hard to understand due the emotional and behavioral nature of the symptoms. 

Have You Been Injured In A Kansas City Area Car Accident?

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.