Common Car Accident Injuries in Maryland
The unfortunate part of any motor vehicle accident is, more often than not, there are injuries. Not every rider receives injuries in an accident. But, if you do, it is best to consult an attorney straight away. There is a high number of fairly common car accident injuries in Maryland. In this article, we will discuss the most frequent ones we see. Although, it is worth understanding that, if we can relate your injury to the accident, you deserve compensation for both your pain and suffering as well as your medical expenses.
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A neck injury is among the most common car accident injuries in Maryland. In fact, based solely on experience, we say well over half of all car accident cases resulting in injury include a neck injury. This is not surprising if you understand the anatomy of the neck and spine and consider the collision. When you are in a car accident, victims frequently report whiplash. According to the Mayo Clinic, “whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.”
Neck injury frequently occurs in car accidents. Common collisions leading to neck injury include head-on collision or a rear-end collision, where the car is moving rapidly forward and comes to an immediate or near-immediate halt. The momentum on your body propels you forward, except hopefully, your seat restraint will keep your body in place. However, the seat restraint does not generally fully restrain your head and neck, allowing your head to propel forward. If you believe you have a neck injury as a result of a car accident in Maryland, contact a personal injury law firm today.
Behind neck injuries, back injuries are perhaps the second most common car accident injuries in Maryland. Of course, there are several different variations of a back injury relating to a car accident. Common symptoms include muscle spasms, stiffness, sharp pain, tingling or numbness, and general discomfort. While this should in no way be used to diagnose your injury, these symptoms can lead to diagnoses such as lumbar fractures, general back sprains or strains, and herniated discs, just to name a few.
Unfortunately, back injuries can be some of the more perpetual injuries as well. Especially if you are in your younger years and injure your back, this can disrupt your later years. Moreover, if you work a job like construction, a back injury can become a serious problem for your career. Fortunately, a Maryland personal injury lawyer should be able to get you compensation for this. In addition to past lost wages, if you are forced to make a career change, you may be entitled to future lost wages as well.
Broken bones are also among the most common car accident injuries in Maryland. Considering the high speeds involved in many car accidents, especially ones on I-95, U.S. 40, the beltway, and any other highway accident in Maryland, broken bones are not uncommon. If you break bones in your car accident, you should receive compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Although, some injuries, such as a broken rib, do not have surgery available as a remedy. And of course, a broken rib is excruciatingly painful due to the pressure on your lungs as you breathe on a second-by-second basis. Accordingly, a competent Maryland injury lawyer will obtain compensation on your behalf for the pain and suffering for a broken rib, even though the medical expenses are generally lower.
Common Car Accident Injuries in Maryland: Concussion
Lastly, a concussion is among the most common car accident injuries in Maryland. Any time your head is bashing against something with force, there is a decent likelihood of injury. This is an injury that was not always diagnosed a few decades ago. However, given the rise in the understanding of medical issues like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”), compensation is more readily awarded for these serious brain injuries.
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If you have any questions regarding the information above or believe you may have a viable claim for negligence due to a car accident in Maryland, call our office today for a free consultation. Our phones are available 24/7 at (202) 331-7227.