Car accidents usually result in minor to severe injuries for those who are involved. Despite whether the injury is minor, the injured victim may be harmed in the process. As such, it is important to know when a claim is necessary or when a settlement is enough. This article will discuss serious injuries that need a car accident claim.
Many car accidents lead to head injuries that may affect the brain or spinal cord. Such injuries are dangerous to the health of the victim and may result in life changing circumstances, like being paralyzed. Internal bleeding and other damage may be unseen by those sustaining injury. To uncover such injuries an x-ray, CAT scan or similar medical procedure may be needed before anything further is started. While it is possible that damage may be minor, it could be severe with traumatic injuries suffered to the brain. Traumatic injuries may include bruising or damaged areas of the brain. These injuries could be long lasting or life-altering. Depending on the type of brain injury, a victim could need to spend years receiving treatment at devastating cost. If emotional and economic hardships are added to the mix, it makes filing for compensation necessary.
Other severe damages are those to the spine. It is said that over one-third of accidents on the road result in injuries involving the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries may leave the victim paralyzed and unable to walk or no use of their limbs forever. In other situations, it may lead to temporary loss of function in this area. However, long term effects may include the loss of:
- use of the bladder,
- temperature controls and
- numerous abilities the person once had
depending on the injuries, some treatments may be more expensive than others, some losses are more extensive than others. Therefore, it is very important to determine which situations call for the use of a claim.
For legal advice on your accident contact the Vinson Law Office today.