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Common injuries in car accidents

Being involved in a car wreck can be a traumatizing event, and not just because a victim might lose his or her car. Injuries related to car accidents are often severe and life-altering. It can be even more demoralizing when a Kentucky victim suffers severe injuries caused by the negligence of another party. Here are just a few examples of injuries one might suffer after being hit by another driver.

Neck and back injuries

Bodily injuries like those that occur to the neck and back frequently have long term impacts. Whiplash — perhaps one of the most well-known car accident injuries — is a type of neck injury that may cause severe damage to the neck muscle and ligament, which may lead to chronic pain and other issues. Back injuries like herniated discs and spinal cord damage are also severe and may result in nerve damage that affects control of the:

  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Feet
  • Legs

Head injuries

There are a wide range of head injuries victims are at risk for in collisions. Concussions range from mild to traumatic and are not at all uncommon among accident victims. While every accident is different, traumatic brain injuries are often the result of hitting one’s head against the dashboard, window or steering wheel.

The road to recovery can be long and rocky for Kentucky victims who have been injured in car accidents. On top of physical injuries, most also deal with related medical bills, lost wages, car repair bills and more. Handling all these costs on one’s own is exceptionally difficult, which is why many victims choose to pursue compensation via a personal injury lawsuit.