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Common Injuries That Result From Automobile Accidents

Wisconsin residents who have been in a past car accident know how the experience can affect the entire body. This effect may be felt whether the accident is a tiny fender bender or a more serious collision.

Accident victims should seek immediate help from medical professionals adept at diagnosing and treating all types of injuries that can result from car accidents.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to result from a car accident. These injuries can happen whenever a jolt to the body causes the neck to snap forward and backward. This sudden and violent motion can leave the muscles and ligaments in the neck stiff and sore for weeks.

Car accidents that cause a driver or passenger to hit their head can very likely result in a concussion. The injuries are mild traumatic brain injuries and can damage brain cells. Concussion symptoms like dizziness, headaches, and possible unconsciousness may manifest immediately. There are also times when there is a delayed reaction to a concussion.

The impact of a car accident can easily damage joints in various parts of the body. The elbow and shoulder are possibly two of the most common locations for dislocated joints. Other joints vulnerable to dislocations include wrists, fingers, hips, jaws, knees, and others.

Fractures to bones and hernias are other physical injuries that can happen as a result of a car accident.

Car accident victims should also understand they are at risk for more than physical injuries. A car accident can become the source of emotional trauma that is more difficult to diagnose and not as easy to treat.

A car accident can change the life of all people involved in the blink of an eye. Individuals who suffer injuries as a result of a car accident may improve the chances of receiving the compensation they need and deserve by speaking with a personal injury attorney.

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