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Long-Term Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents can and do cause a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to so severe that they end up being fatal. Even those who obtain prompt medical care could suffer from the long-term consequences of those injuries for years to come, which is why it’s so important for accident victims to consider their future financial losses when seeking compensation from the at-fault party who caused their crash.

Common Long-Term Car Crash Injuries 

Many car accident injuries leave victims suffering from painful and lingering symptoms for years to come. This is more likely to occur with certain types of injuries, including:

  • Spinal injuries, which can lead to complete or partial paralysis;
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can cause long-term problems with balance and motor skills, reasoning, memory, behavior, and personality;
  • Severely broken bones, which, even when surgically repaired can end up causing decreased mobility and pain;
  • Scarring and disfigurement, which can cause chronic pain and a loss of mobility;
  • Burns, which can leave a victim suffering from permanent scarring, reduced mobility, and chronic pain; and
  • Amputation, which can cause permanent disability, phantom pain, and emotional trauma.

These kinds of problems are often long lasting, leaving victims to struggle for the rest of their lives with symptoms that make it hard to remain employed or fulfill day-to-day tasks.

Certain Types of Car Accidents Cause More Damage 

The force and impact of any kind of vehicle accident can cause injuries that end up leaving a victim suffering from long-term problems. Some accidents, however, are notorious for being particularly dangerous to victims, including:

  • Speed-related crashes, with faster vehicles causing a greater impact upon collision and more severe injuries;
  • Truck accidents, which are more dangerous simply because commercial trucks are so much larger and heavier than standard passenger vehicles;
  • Pedestrian accidents, which almost always result in serious injuries for the pedestrian, who is vastly outweighed by the vehicle that struck them;
  • T-bone crashes, which cause a lot of damage because the sides of passenger vehicles tend to provide so little protection to occupants; and
  • Rear-end collisions, which have a tendency to cause serious head, neck, and back injuries due to the forced and sudden movement of the head and neck upon impact.

Injuries sustained in these kinds of accidents tend to be severe, requiring prompt and extensive treatment and in most cases, some form of long-term rehabilitation or therapy. These costs can quickly become prohibitively expensive, which is why many accident victims are encouraged to seek compensation for their losses.

Call Shiver Hamilton Campbell for Legal Assistance Today 

No one should have to bear the cost of a long-term car accident-related injury for which they were not responsible. If you are suffering from a chronic injury or medical condition because of another driver’s negligence, please call the experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell for an evaluation of your case and legal options. You can reach us at 404-593-0020 or by sending us an online message.

Sources: 

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4303787/

healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/2021/12/long-term-effects-of-traumatic-brain-injury

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