Types of Injuries

When you are injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Whether you are involved in a car accident, truck accident, product liability accident, medical accident, or any other personal injury accident for which you were not the party at fault, you deserve to obtain recovery for costs associated with the accident. If you have suffered any of the common injuries below from an accident, call the personal injury lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates today to find out how we can help fight for your rights.

Common Types of Injuries

While there is a long list of injuries that can take place after an accident, below is a list of some of the most common types of injuries and what you should know about each.

Neck/Back Injuries

The jerking motion from a car accident, more commonly referred to as “whiplash,” is a leading cause of neck and back injuries in accidents. Depending on the severity of the whiplash, symptoms can persist for weeks, months, or even years. In severe cases, whiplash from a car accident can even lead to spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. If you experience symptoms of whiplash after an accident, make sure you visit a doctor immediately to obtain the proper treatments and begin your journey to recovery.

Burns and Cuts

Almost everyone has experienced a burn or cut at some point in their lives. Whether you were using a malfunctioning product that cut your finger or a stranger on the street spilled hot coffee on you, accidents resulting in burns and cuts happen frequently in our day-to-day lives. While many burns and cuts will heal on their own with time, more severe burns and cuts may require additional treatment, including cosmetic surgery. Your attorney can help you prove your damages and obtain the maximum recovery possible to cover your medical costs and rehabilitation needs.

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Concussions and Other Head Injuries

Head injuries are some of the most common injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, and bike accidents. Concussions are jarring injuries to the head, during which a person may lose consciousness. Most people who suffer a concussion remain conscious but may feel lightheaded, dazed, or lose eyesight or balance for a short period of time. Other types of head injuries include the following:

  • Brain Contusions: Bruising of the brain accompanied by minor bleeding inside the brain, which may cause swelling.
  • Skull Fractures: Broken bones in the skull, which may lead to additional injuries if the broken bones cut into the brain and cause bleeding.
  • Hematoma: Bleeding in the brain that clots, forming a bump. Hematomas can sometimes take up to several weeks to appear.

If you experience any of the head injuries listed above, it is normal to have a headache, feel lightheaded, and experience nausea and vomiting. You may also have a hard time concentrating and remembering things that normally easy for you to remember. If you experience any of the symptoms below, call a doctor immediately to have your injury checked out:

  • Headaches, nausea, or fatigue that do not go away after a few weeks,
  • Frequent vomiting,
  • Changes in behavior, such as sudden bouts of anger,
  • Dilated pupils,
  • Trouble walking, speaking, or breathing,
  • Liquid leakage from ears or nose,
  • Weakness in any of the limbs,
  • Loss of consciousness, or
  • Seizures.

Fractures and Broken Bones

Fractures and broken bones are a common result of car accidents and most commonly result from the following scenarios:

  • Crashing into an object in a car accident
  • Getting thrown out of a vehicle in an auto accident
  • Getting crushed by a larger commercial vehicle, like a semi truck
  • Being thrown to the ground in a motorcycle accident

Although fractures and broken bones are rarely life threatening, they can be costly to treat and have long recovery periods. Make sure you speak with your attorney about seeking damages for medical costs, lost wages, disability expenses, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Call a Texas Personal Injury Attorney Today

Most people recover from injuries with time, but some people may experience lasting symptoms even years after their accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer from Scott M. Brown & Associates will know how to best fight for your rights and help you obtain the maximum recovery possible when you experience any of the above injuries after an accident. Contact us online or at 979-258-6813 to schedule your consultation.

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