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In a crash? Beware of head and spine injuries

On Behalf of | Aug 27, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

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
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Head and vision impairment
  • Confusion

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.