Every car is legally required to have airbags and seatbelts to prevent serious injuries to drivers and passengers in a car crash. While cars require these safety features, you may still come out of a car accident with injuries.
Some injuries after a vehicle crash are more obvious than others. You may leave a car crash seemingly unfazed, yet, there may be hidden injuries you may not notice until days or weeks later. Many people can experience head and spine trauma after an accident:
Concussions and whiplash
Sudden jolts of movement or a hit to the head have been known to cause concussions and whiplash. Signs of these types of injuries often show up shortly after an accident and may cause:
- Dizziness and nausea
- Memory loss
- Head and vision impairment
Some people may even confuse a concussion or whiplash as an adrenaline rush after an accident
Spine fracture and disk displacement
The spine can be extremely susceptible to damage in a car crash. Damage to the spine can occur in many different ways.
Some people may experience swelling or stiffness after an accident, while this could be a minor issue, it could also be a sign of major health concerns. You could experience disk displacement in an accident, which can be extremely painful, or a spinal fracture, which may immobilize you.
You shouldn’t dismiss minor injuries in an accident. You may find, that after a crash, you are severely hurt. If you’re in an accident, you may need to reach out for legal help. Getting fair compensation isn’t always easy.