Some auto accident injuries require emergency care at the scene, but many others may not be obvious right away. Other injuries may seem minor at first, but can get worse if they are not properly cared for. For these reasons, it is important to seek medical attention following any type of auto accident.
Common auto accident injuries include:
- Neck Injuries - One of the most common injury types caused by auto accidents is neck injury, such as whiplash or herniated disc injuries. While patients usually attain full recovery from neck injuries, extensive physical therapy or even surgery may be necessary.
- Brain Injuries - Injuries to the head may be minor—like cuts and bruises—but they can also mean that the brain has suffered injury as well. Concussions and traumatic brain injury may take some time to fully develop, so they may not be apparent right away
- Back Injuries - Back or spinal cord injuries can lead to life-altering medical conditions, including chronic pain or even paralysis. Long-term medical care may be needed to treat these types of injuries.
- Limb Injuries - Limb injuries are quite common in auto accidents, but are often overlooked. Broken bones and other limb injuries can lead to significant impairment if not treated properly. Risks of limb injuries include infections, amputation, and threats to mobility, so they should be taken seriously.
If you suffer any of these types of injuries in an auto accident, you may be faced with serious changes to your lifestyle, your ability to work, and threats to your financial well-being. You have the right to seek compensation if you are injured due to the actions of another in Little Rock, or the surrounding areas.
Please call the auto accident attorneys at Duncan Firm to schedule your confidential consultation, at 877-638-6226.