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 article will give a brief overview of the most common car crash injuries, their symptoms and their treatment.  If you have been injured in a Kansas City motor vehicle accident and you need help getting compensation for your medical bills, contact the Kansas City accident injury attorneys at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys.
 
Car accident victims most commonly sustain injury are the back, neck, head / brain, arms, and legs.  This page focuses on injuries to the head.  To learn about injuries to the back and neck, read our library article: “The Most Common Kansas City Car Crash Injuries – Part 1: Back and Neck Injuries
 
Head Trauma and Brain Injury
 
Facial injuries

Facial injuries are very common in car crash victims.  Broken glass can cause facial cuts.  Sometimes these cuts can leave deforming scars. Other common injuries to the face include bruises, dental injuries, fractures and temporalmandibular joint injuries (TMJ). Some of these injuries may require surgery.
 
Brain injuries

Common brain injuries sustained in Kansas City car accidents include concussion, post-concussion syndrome, closed head injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Symptoms vary greatly depending on the part of the brain that is injured; however, some of the most common symptoms of brain injury are:  loss of consciousness, dizziness, nausea, vertigo, sensory difficulties, speech problems, and personality changes. The effects may be permanent and victims often require extensive rehabilitation.
 
Brain injuries are very serious. The victim’s life is often forever changed.  He may not be able to work and the injury may affect relationships with family members and friends.  To learn more about brain injury, visit our Kansas City brain injury law page.

Car accident victims who sustain a head injury of any type are entitled to insurance compensation for their medical care, lost wages, disability and other losses.  However, you may have to fight the insurance companies to get the fair compensation that you are owed. A Missouri personal injury lawyer can help.

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