Common Car Accident Injuries
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.
If you have been the victim of a car accident, it is very important that you document the injuries you received and any other symptoms you experienced. Following up with doctor's appointments and following medical advice is imperative. If you were the victim of a car accident in Kansas and Missouri, contacting the right personal injury lawyer is another step you should take.
The Kansas City personal injury lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys offer a free initial consultation. For more information call 888-348-2616. Download your free copy of the resource guide 10 Essential Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Injury Claim for more information.