Have you heard the phrase “accidents don’t discriminate?” The unfortunate situation of a car accident can happen to anyone and be caused by any number of things, from driving on pothole-riddled roads to being struck by another vehicle. While every accident is the result of unique circumstances, there are a few common vehicular accident injuries that occur. If you find yourself or a loved one suffering from any injuries due to a motor vehicle accident, seek medical attention immediately, then get in contact with The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek. The negligent driver should be held accountable, and you should receive full and fair compensation.
Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury to one’s upper back and/or neck. It’s common for the sudden jolt from a car collision to stretch and injure muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the head, neck, and back. Symptoms of whiplash, typically soreness and pain in the muscles accompanied by other physical discomforts, can show up within 24 hours or even after a few days. This pain may go away on its own, but there are also occasions where whiplash can persist for several weeks and months.
Motor vehicle accidents are commonly associated with head injuries. The head (and brain inside) can be seriously injured due to impact force. This leaves individuals with traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. The short-term symptoms can include headache, unconsciousness, nausea, and light sensitivity. However, traumatic brain injuries are also known to leave some with long term effects, such as impaired thinking, reduced sensation, and limited bodily movement.
Scrapes and Cuts
If your only sign of vehicle accident injuries is some scrapes, bruises, and cuts, you should still get a thorough physician’s examination right away. These can seem like just superficial injuries, but you want to ensure these injuries are properly treated to avoid infection and/or discover any other hidden, more serious injuries.
Chest and torso injuries are also prevalent car accident injuries. There can be bruises and cuts, or more severe injuries like broken ribs, punctured organs, and internal bleeding. In a collision, the driver can get thrown against their steering wheel or sustain an injury during airbag deployment. Even the seat belt (which should be worn at all times) can create strain and injure one’s chest or shoulders during an accident.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Have you experienced an injury as a result of a vehicle collision? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.