3 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries in Chicago
Some car accidents leave victims with only minor cuts and bruises that will heal quickly. While this can still be a traumatizing event, these people are lucky that they weren’t hurt even worse. Since our Car Accident Chiropractors have handled hundreds of car accident cases, we have seen some very serious injuries over the years. Here we have compiled a list of some of the most common injuries we see from car accident cases.
Breaks are the first injuries that come to mind for most people when they think of a car accident. Many of these injuries end up requiring surgery that can be painful and expensive, leaving the person with scarring or permanent damage such as a limp or arthritis.
Neck and Back Injuries:
Herniated discs in the back and neck are quite common in serious accidents. These injuries can be incredibly painful and can lead to other complications. Having a permanently weakened back or neck can also have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life, as it can be something that can cause a person pain every day for the rest of their life. This is often not factored into a settlement amount if you do not have an experienced car accident attorney on your side.
Many muscles or tendons in the body can be torn from the impact of a car accident. Tears do not heal quickly, they can leave permanent scars and damage and take a long time to heal. Some common tears that you might have heard of are rotator cuff tears, ACLs, or MCLs tears and there are many more ligaments and muscles that can be torn.
Injuries such as concussions, brain trauma, brain contusions, etc. can be devastating. When people suffer heavy brain damage, it is often an injury from which they never fully recover. Many of these injuries can be prevented by wearing a seatbelt, but even if the victim was wearing a seatbelt, his head could be struck by a window or received trauma to the brain from the detaching airbag.
If you have questions or would like to meet with one of our doctors, please contact our chiropractors in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.