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The many types of Charlotte auto injury

There are so many different types of auto injury possible when you are involved in a car accident. However, the nature and the outcome of those injuries are usually determined by a number of factors such as vehicle speed, weather conditions, and the victim’s location in the vehicle. Other relevant factors can be the design of the vehicle, the deployment of airbags, and whether or not a seat belt was worn. Car accident injuries can range from minor scratches, scrapes, and bruises, to life threatening trauma. Some injuries can be serious enough to last for months, causing the victim to live with acute pain for some time. That would be injuries such as broken bones, whiplash, or damaged organs. Some injuries can cause victims to experience a lifetime of disability or loss of function. Here we will discuss car accident injuries that require extensive health care; consider the following:

Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents. Whiplash is the term that is used to describe any injury to the soft tissues and/or bones in the neck. The symptoms that are commonly associated with whiplash are the result of the sudden extension and flexion of the neck due to a collision. The most prevalent symptom is neck pain, limited movement in the neck, headache, dizziness, and burning sensations in the neck and shoulders. This may or may not be accompanied with shoulder or back pain. In some cases, people who suffer from whiplash may also suffer from memory loss, the inability to concentrate, nervousness, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or depression. Treatment for whiplash can mean month of physical therapy and pain medications, muscle relaxants, and anti-depressants.

Traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a person suffers a sudden blow or forceful impact to the head. The end result is disruption of the normal function of the brain. Traumatic brain injuries will range from mild to severe. They are classified as either closed or penetrating injuries. Closed injuries occur when the brain moves within the skull, which can occur as a result of a fall, car accident, or being struck in the head by something. Penetrating injuries occur when a foreign object enters the skull, such as a bullet, knife, or other sharp object. Severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to serious problems, including coma and amnesia.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition that develops after any traumatic event in which harm occurred or was threatened. The pain and injury that occurs as a result of a car crash can be devastating. However, the psychological and emotional damage that can occur is significant and can seriously affect the ability of an individual to function, regardless of the extent of their physical injury. For most people, experiencing a traumatic event might lead to temporary feelings of shock, anger, nervousness, or fear. In cases of PTSD, these feelings intensify to the point that they interfere with their ability to live a normal life.

Get answers from your Charlotte car accident attorney

If you have been suffered from an auto injury, or been in an accident, truck crash, motorcycle crash, bicycle accident, or any other type of driving incident, contact the Olive Law Firm of Charlotte, NC. The he Olive law firm has been helping Carolinians find just compensation for personal injury cases for over 56 years. Call their office today to schedule a free consultation for your personal injury case. If you are a victim of any type of auto injury, call the Olive Law Firm.

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