Pennsylvania car accidents and types in injuries

We all put our lives at risk every time when get behind the wheel of a vehicle. A Pennsylvania car accident can happen in seconds, leaving you or a loved one with a life time of pain and suffering and unable to earn a living.

Injuries resulting from a Pennsylvania car accident can affect various parts of your body. It’s important that you seek medical attention immediately if you have been injured in a wreck, no matter how slight your injuries appear. Different types of auto accident injuries are almost endless.

Head injuries

A blow to your head can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), permanently or temporarily impairing your brain’s functions. During an impact, it’s common for your head to strike various parts of your car, such as:

  • Steering wheel
  • Windshield
  • Side window
  • Dashboard

Neck Injuries

Whiplash is a common type of neck injury resulting from a collision, especially one from behind. However, you are also at risk to disk injuries, which can result in limited mobility of your head and neck.

Back Injuries

Mid-back and lower back (lumbar) disks are also at risk of being damaged in an accident. Permanent disability such as paralysis may be the result of compressions fractures.

Internal organs

Your internal organs are at risk of being injured in a collision. Organs at risk include, but not limited to:

  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Bowels
  • The spleen

Limbs

Lastly, it is very common for an accident victim to suffer an injury one or more of their limbs, whether upper or lower. Limb injuries could include fractures, requiring splints and casts. Other injuries can result in ligament and/or tendon damage.

If your car accident injury was someone else’s fault, you might be able to hold that person liable for your damages. Call us today to order your free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania distracted driving accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.