Jackson Car Wreck Lawyers Explain the Types of Car Accident Injuries
Hurt in a collision? Our car crash attorneys serve Jackson's injured
People involved in car accidents can be seriously hurt or sustain minor injuries, but no injury should be ignored. Whatever type of injury you're dealing with after being in a collision, our Jackson car accident lawyers can help you get compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.
Some injuries require only a small amount of treatment for you to fully recover. Others may necessitate surgery and long-term care. Whether you're in severe pain from whiplash or you've sustained a life-changing traumatic brain injury, you have rights, and a Jackson car crash attorney can help. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Jackson today for a free consultation.
"What injuries can you get from a car accident?" - our lawyers explain
Even if you wear your seatbelt, follow the rules of the road, and drive carefully, you may not be able to avoid getting hurt in a collision. One of the most important steps you should take after being involved in a car accident is to get checked out by a medical professional. Just because you weren't rushed to the ER in an ambulance and hospitalized for an extended period of time doesn't mean your injury isn't serious. A lot of people who get hurt in car accidents don't even realize they're injured until days or weeks after their crash. This is why our car wreck attorneys advise crash victims to get checked out within a day or two of their collision, even if they don't have any noticeable symptoms. You may need to visit a chiropractor, get physical therapy, and make frequent trips to the doctor to fully recover from your accident-related injuries. Some of the more common injuries from car accidents include:
- Whiplash: Our Jackson car wreck lawyers have represented a lot of victims who had an accident and suffered whiplash, a painful injury that happens when a person's head and neck are violently whipped back and forth. This results in damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and/or back. Whiplash from being rear-ended is common, and if left untreated can lead to chronic problems. Symptoms to watch for include: neck pain, stiffness, or spasms; shoulder or arm pain; pain in the jaw; dizziness; nausea; blurred vision; headaches; and a tingling sensation in the arm. If you've suffered whiplash in a collision, our attorneys can help.
- Head or brain injury: A head injury doesn't have to be a fractured skull or bleeding wound for it to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions, which can cause permanent brain damage, happen when the brain forcefully smashes against the inside of the skull. Common symptoms of concussions and TBIs are: loss of consciousness; seizures; clear fluid dripping out of the nose or ear; headaches; nausea; vomiting; feeling dizzy; disorientation; loss of coordination; memory loss; mood swings; and an inability to focus. If you've suffered a head or brain injury in a collision, you should contact one of our Jackson car accident lawyers as soon as possible to go over your legal options.
- Back or spinal cord injury: Herniated discs, damage to the spinal cord, strains, sprains and breaks are all possible if you've been in a collision. We've represented crash victims who've needed back surgery and extensive physical therapy as a result of a collision. We've also had to advocate for crash victims who've sustained a life-altering spinal cord injury. Chronic back pain, immobility, loss of quality of life ─ if you've sustained a back or spinal cord injury in a collision, you need aggressive legal representation to demand justice. Our lawyers can help.
- Broken or fractured bones: Broken ribs, arms, shoulders, hips, and legs are frequent ways crash victims get hurt in collisions. Painful injuries that can greatly impact quality of life, broken bones from car accidents often require surgery and physical therapy. If you've suffered broken or fractured bones in a collision, contact our attorneys right away.
- Lacerations: When cars smash into each other, glass can shatter and rain down on crash victims and jagged metal can cut through skin like a knife. Even minor cuts and scrapes should be looked at by a medical professional to avoid infections and other complications. When you've been injured, our lawyers will fight for you.
While you might consider yourself lucky that you didn't get physically hurt in a collision, it's important to remember the emotional toll a car wreck can have on someone too. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental anguish, and emotional distress are all real problems that require treatment. Re-experiencing your crash through disturbing flashbacks and nightmares, having trouble sleeping, and needing to avoid anything that reminds you of your collision are all red flags that you're suffering from PTSD and should seek care from a medical professional. If you need help, our attorneys can answer your questions and explain your options.
Get a lawyer to hold negligent drivers accountable for causing your injury
Most people don't expect to get injured in a collision caused by someone else, but it happens in Jackson and throughout the nation all the time. When it does, you shouldn't be left to foot the bill for all your expenses. Insurance companies are greedy and will do everything in their power to pay you as little as possible in a settlement. Other drivers don't want their insurance premiums to go up either, so they'll often deny any wrongdoing and try to pin the blame on you. Our Jackson car crash attorneys know how to handle the insurance company, and they aren't afraid to battle in court if that's what it takes to get you the outcome you deserve. Take a stand and fight back with the help of a Jackson car accident lawyer. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm today for a free consultation.