Many car accidents that you see appear relatively minor yet can still result in a motorist suffering some pretty significant injuries that linger on for some time.
While many motorists are lucky in that their crashes cause little to no injuries, others can be quite catastrophic. These injuries may cause life-altering effects on a person’s life. Here are three among the top worst injuries you can suffer in a wreck:
Spinal cord injuries
Many individuals involved in car accidents complain of back injuries, but many of these may be recoverable in time. Researchers have yet to find a solution for helping individuals who suffer a spinal cord injury regain full functionality of their affected limbs.
Accidents resulting from reckless driving, such as someone’s operation of a vehicle while drunk or distracted or speeding, are often responsible for motorists’ catastrophic spinal cord injuries.
Blunt force trauma
Any sudden, forceful and significant impact on a person’s body can result in them suffering catastrophic blunt force trauma injuries, such as internal bleeding or organ damage, collapsed lungs or rib or pelvis fractures. It’s not uncommon for individuals to suffer cardiac arrest in blunt force trauma incidents.
Reckless driving incidents can also cause a motorist to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This type of head injury often results from a motorist striking their head on a windshield, dashboard or steering wheel. A TBI can leave someone with significant cognitive and behavioral impairments.
What to do after a catastrophic injury
The medical issues you can face after a wreck can be severe — and the bills can quickly pile up. You have every right, however, to pursue fair compensation for your losses. An attorney can help you learn more about your options.