Major Injury from a Car Accident?
Car crashes can result in a wide variety of injuries. The impact of a collision can cause severe trauma to the bodies of motorists involved. Often, seat belts and airbags are not enough to prevent such trauma and car accident victims can suffer major and catastrophic injuries. The following are on three examples of the very serious injuries that can occur in crashes.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A traumatic brain injury happens when delicate brain tissue is damaged due to blunt trauma to the head or due to an object penetrating the skull. If the skull is fractured, parts of bone can cause a penetrating brain injury, as well. Victims with TBIs can suffer many life-threatening complications if not immediately treated, including excessive bleeding on the brain, excessive intracranial pressure, or coma. Brain injuries can cause long-lasting cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments that may never resolve even with extensive and costly treatment.
Spinal cord injury – When there is forceful trauma to the trunk of the body, there is a good chance that damage will occur to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is responsible for facilitating many bodily functions, including breathing, bladder and bowels, and movement and sensation of the limbs. If a spinal cord injury occurs, all or some of those functions may be temporarily or permanently disrupted. Spinal cord injuries require immediate stabilization and treatment and even with proper medical care, many victims are left permanently paralyzed.
Penetrating injuries – When any object goes through the skin and into the body, it causes a penetrating injury. Penetrative trauma injuries have many unique risks and can be particularly difficult to treat and stabilize at the scene of an accident. Some risks include:
- Excessive blood loss
- Removal of the object from the tissue
- Damage to vital organs by the penetrating object
These injuries can often require surgery and extended hospitalization for recovery and some victims are not able to survive a severe penetrating injury.
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Cases involving particularly serious car accident injuries can be very complicated and a significant amount of money can be at stake. For this reason, you want to seek assistance from a highly experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Kurt M. Resch, our car accident lawyer has handled high-value cases representing clients with severe and life-changing injuries. Please call today for a free consultation if you have been in an accident.