Car Accident Injuries Can Be Debilitating And Lifechanging
No two car accidents are the same. There are rear-end crashes, head-on collisions, T-bones and sideswipes. As unique as crashes are, the injuries suffered in them can be just as diverse – and devastating.
Even if you are an attentive driver, you cannot protect yourself or your passengers if another driver is careless or negligent. If you suffered a personal injury in a car accident, call the car accident attorneys at Beausay & Nichols Law Firm.
Car Accident Injuries Can Be As Different As The Accident Itself
Often, when people are involved in what they think is a minor accident, the initial concern is the vehicle damage. They walked away, they feel sore, but they do not think there were any serious injuries.
However, just because you do not seem to be seriously hurt, it does not mean there weren’t severe injuries. Not all injuries show up immediately. If you were in a car accident, seek medical treatment immediately, even if you do not think you are hurt.
These can be the hardest to diagnose and they do not always show up immediately. They include:
Symptoms can include:
- Concentration problems
- Ear ringing
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Inability to concentrate
- Cognition issues
- Coordination problems
- Memory lapses
- Speech issues.
Head wounds. These injuries can be fatal.
- Compressed nerves or spinal cord.
- Herniated discs.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Spinal fractures.
Chest pain after an accident can be a sign of serious injuries. They include:
- Bruised/fractured ribs
- Internal injuries
- Muscle strain
Arms, Legs And Hands
Broken bones and dislocations are common in crashes.
Time Is Of The Essence
Ohio’s statute of limitations allows two years from the date of a car accident to file a lawsuit. If someone died, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the death.