A Sarasota or Bradenton car accident can result in a variety of different injuries. The severity of the injury often depends on the severity of the accident. A head injury can be one of the most serious injuries an accident victim can sustain. A driver or passenger can strike their head on dashboards, steering wheels or windows. Head injuries can lead to hearing or vision loss, a fractured skull or a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be mild (concussion) or more serious leading to problems with memory or cognition. A victim of a serious traumatic brain injury can face a lifetime of extensive medical treatments at a very high cost.
Back Injuries From a Sarasota or Bradenton Car Accident:
Back injuries are very common after car accidents. One very common back injury is a herniated disc. This injury is not as serious as a head injury or spinal cord injury, but can still cause extreme pain for the injured accident victim. Herniated discs can cause numbness, muscle weakness, and arm or leg pain. A spinal cord injury can cause significant nerve damage. A serious spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis.
Neck Injuries From a Sarasota or Bradenton Car Accident:
Soft tissue injury, commonly referred to as whiplash, typically occurs when a person's head is jerked back and forth suddenly, frequently the result of an automobile accident. Whiplash is not a fatal injury, but it can be quite serious. Sometimes the pain from whiplash is felt instantly. Other times, the neck becomes increasingly stiff over time. It is imperative that you see a doctor immediately after an accident so that your personal injury attorney can assist you in holding the at-fault driver responsible for any medical conditions that result from the injuries that you have sustained.
Besides your neck, whiplash can cause back and shoulder pain, headaches, dizziness, and injuries to ligaments and muscles. Whiplash can affect memory and concentration and can also cause damage to nerve roots and discs.
Injuries to Ribs and Lungs:
After a serious car accident with a significant impact, collapsed lungs or broken ribs are likely. Internal bleeding can also occur as well as damage to internal organs such as kidneys, pelvis or abdomen. These serious injuries require immediate medical attention.
Other Injuries From Car Accidents:
Injuries to legs and knees also frequently occur after a car accident. Knee injuries can include meniscus tears which are tears of cartilage in the knee. Ankles, toes, and feet can be sprained or broken and in severe accidents (in particular motorcycle accidents) limbs can be severed.
Sarasota and Bradenton Personal Injury Attorney:
If you have sustained injuries after a Sarasota or Bradenton motor vehicle accident, please contact Michael L. Morgan Law Group, P.A., at (941) 218-8220. If you suffer from a neck or back injury or any other injury related to your Sarasota or Bradenton motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, ongoing medical treatment & pain, and suffering. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to you unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Please call us to schedule a free consultation.