Following an auto accident, there are any number of serious injuries which may occur. With this in mind, it is imperative that everyone involved seek medical attention as soon as possible and be aware of what injuries they may have sustained. The following is what you need to know about some of the most common accidents that occur and the steps that injured victims should take to file a car accident injury claim.

For more help coping with common injuries resulting from Toledo car accidents, get in touch with our attorneys today.

Common Injuries from Auto Accidents

Just as there exists a wide variety of car accident scenarios, the resulting injuries range from mild whiplash to catastrophic injuries and disfigurement. Below are three of the most common categories of injuries our Toledo legal professionals see as a result of car crashes:

Neck and Back Injuries

The impact caused by car accidents often causes severe neck and spine injuries. Injuries like this can include:

  • Ruptured discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Strains and sprains

The accident victim may also suffer damages to the nerves running down the neck and spine into the arms, hands, fingers, and legs as a direct result of those injuries. The injuries also have the potential of disabling the victim immediately after the accident as well as for life.

In most cases, the doctor will attempt conservative treatments at first (like physical therapy) and later recommend surgery only after all other non-surgical treatments have failed to help. Neck surgeries and back surgeries include spinal fusions, laminectomies, placement of hardware, and pain management procedures.

Although treatment for these injuries can help to reduce pain and restore mobility, oftentimes times the accident victim is either unable to return to work or is not able to return right away and misses substantial time. While the victim is recovering, there is also a need for someone to assist them around the house while they recover.

Shoulder Injuries

The shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone).

Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Torn rotator cuffs
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations and separations

Many surgeons attempt to treat a shoulder injury with conservative methods, like physical therapy and even rest. When this treatment does to reduce pain or alleviate the symptoms, it is sometimes necessary to perform shoulder surgery. One frequent surgery is for a torn rotator cuff. The recovery from this surgery can be long and painful, with the injured individual missing time from work and requiring support with activities of daily living.

Partner with a Toledo Attorney to Recover from Common Car Accident Injuries

It is essential that people dealing with these common injuries resulting from Toledo car accidents choose a top-rated car accident attorney to represent them in their claims so that they and their family are taken care of.  In these cases, the lawyer must have in-depth knowledge of each injury, how it was caused, and how it has impacted the victim’s life.

After years of handling Toledo car accidents, our attorneys understand that routine rear-end collisions can result in more than just whiplash injuries. Reach out today for your free consultation.

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