A Kansas City car accident may cause injury to every part of the body. But, there are certain injuries that occur more frequently in accident victims. This three part series of articles gives a brief overview of the most common car crash injuries, their symptoms and their treatment. Part 3 focuses on injuries to the extremities and psychological injuries. There is additional information about these injuries in Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys's legal library.
You may also want to read:
• “The Most Common Kansas City Car Crash Injuries – Part 1: Back and Neck Injuries”
• “The Most Common Kansas City Car Crash Injuries – Part 2: Head Injuries”
Injuries to the Extremities: Arm and Leg Injuries
Fractures or broken bones – A fracture occurs when a bone is broken by the force of an impact. Many broken bones require orthopedic treatment and may have to be immobilized in a cast until they heal. Sometimes broken bones require surgery. Victims may also need physical therapy in order to regain strength and movement once the bone heals.
Knee damage – there are many types of knee damage that can occur in an accident. Symptoms of knee damage may include pain, swelling and difficulty bearing weight. A serious knee injury can cause pain and mobility problems for the rest of the victim’s life. Treatment may include rest, icing, physical therapy and surgery.
Torn Rotator Cuffs – A torn rotator cuff occurs when the upper arm joint is suddenly jarred. Symptoms of torn rotator cuffs include pain and weakness in the arm. Treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, medication, physical therapy, and surgery.
Psychological Injuries: PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Post-traumatic stress disorder is common in all victims of trauma; car crash victims are no exception. Symptoms of PTSD after a Kansas City car crash may include flashbacks, anxiety, mood changes, lack of interest in normal activities, and avoidance of family and friends. Although these symptoms can occur immediately after the event they can also occur up to a year later. Victims need psychological treatment and may require medication.
Victims of Kansas City car accidents deserve fair compensation for their injuries. The Missouri personal injury lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys are committed to helping accident victims receive the insurance compensation they need to recover and get back to their lives. If you need help with compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, disability, disfigurement or other losses, our Missouri accident attorneys are here.
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