Car accidents may cause these traumatic injuries

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Car accidents are unpredictable, and seemingly similar collisions can have vastly different outcomes. Some victims walk away with little more than a scratch, while the lives of others are permanently changed by traumatic injuries. Here are two of the most common serious injuries that California victims may suffer in a car accident.

A head injury is one of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer in a wreck, and they are sadly not that uncommon. Head injuries are generally the result of hitting one’s head against something, such as a steering wheel, dashboard or window. A traumatic brain injury is usually a lifelong burden for victims, requiring long term medical care and attention.

Suffering a back injury is also very serious, especially when the spinal cord is damaged. Spinal cord damage may cause severe nerve damage, and victims often experience lessened sensation or control in their hands, arms, feet, legs and other parts of their bodies. In some cases, back injuries cause permanent paralysis.

Chest injuries might not be commonly associated with car accidents, but they happen fairly frequently. Some of the most common chest injuries are collapsed lungs and broken ribs, which are usually the result of blunt force trauma. Victims with existing heart problems might even go into cardiac arrest.

It does not matter how safely or cautiously one drives, there is simply no way to avoid reckless drivers. This can make it all the more upsetting for someone who is injured through no fault of his or her own. For those suffering from traumatic injuries, it might be helpful to speak with an experienced attorney who can better explain their options for pursuing compensation in California.

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