It is an unfortunate fact that each day, multiple people in California are injured in car accidents. The injuries sustained in these accidents can range from scrapes and bruises to those that threaten the life of the injured person. The treatment necessary to recover from these injuries will depend on the part of the body affected as well as injury severity.
Many people fear head and brain injuries the most of the many problems that can arise from a car accident. These head injuries can occur due to a driver or passenger hitting their head on a windshield, roof of the car, window, steering wheel or elsewhere. The most common of these injuries is a concussion. This traumatic brain injury happens when the brain is thrust suddenly against the inside of the skull. The chemical changes that take place as a result of a concussion may cause the injured person to become dizzy, experience nausea or develop a headache.
Most of the factors that cause head and brain injuries can also cause problems for the face. The skin, teeth and bones of the face are at risk when it slams into a solid object. There is also the risk of a loose object making contact with the face during a car wreck.
Neck injuries often occur when the impact of a car wreck comes from the side or back of the car. These injuries can be as minor as a sprain or as serious as vertebrate damage. Collar bones, ribs and the spine are other common locations for injuries suffered in car wrecks.
A car wreck can happen in the blink of an eye and leave a driver or passenger with an injury that requires weeks or months of recovery time. A personal injury attorney may be able to help an injured motorist or passenger receive the compensation they need to fund their recovery.