The Two Most Serious Injuries An Accident Can Cause
It’s no secret that being involved in an accident can upend your life. A single injury can create a hardship that is difficult to recover from. Florida has some of the busiest roads in the nation thanks to the high population and the millions of tourists who visit the state every year – not to mention the millions of commercial trucks that you’ll find on the highways.
As such, accidents are unfortunately all too common on Florida roads. Many accidents end up causing mild to moderate injuries. These are usually things like broken bones, sprains, bruising, lacerations, or burns. But sometimes, injuries are much more severe.
There are two very serious injuries that an accident can cause, and recovering from them is something that can often be almost impossible to do. While even a broken leg can be hard to recover from, these injuries are severe enough to potentially change your life forever. As such, they deserve a closer look.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries that can occur. However, they’re also one of the most common. A spinal injury is any type of injury that does damage to the spine, and it can lead to extreme pain, paralysis, and more. Some of the most common symptoms that a spinal cord injury has occurred include:
• Lack of coordination
• Trouble breathing or coughing
• Problems with balance
• Tingling in the hands or feet
• Loss of sensation
• Serious pain
• Vision issues
Spinal cord injuries are also not always easy to notice, despite the symptoms above. Sometimes they can manifest themselves days or weeks later, which means that they can go unnoticed – and when they’re caused by an accident it can sometimes mean that those who are hurt don’t’ get medical attention immediately. This, in turn, makes it harder to connect those injuries to the accident that occurred and caused them.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI for short, are also injuries that hold the potential for permanent disability and even death. They are just as dangerous as spinal cord injuries – sometimes even more so. These are any type of injury that causes damage to the brain. Symptoms can include:
• Vision changes
• Mood changes
• Personality changes
• Constant headache
• And more
A Lifelong Impact
TBI and spinal cord injuries can leave your life changed for good, and often lead to heavy medical bills, disability, loss of ability to work or earn an income, and much more. As such, those who are hurt in an accident that causes these types of injuries owe it to themselves to seek help as soon as they can.
This goes beyond just help from a medical professional. Getting the assistance of a personal injury lawyer is also very important. An attorney will be able to stand up for your rights and fight the lawyers for the other side. It’s common for insurance companies and lawyers to refuse payment or to try to trick you into accepting small amounts of money for your injuries.
With spinal injuries or TBI, the costs of an injury and its impact on your life can be incredibly high. That’s why getting the compensation you truly deserve is so important. Our attorneys can help. We have decades of experience and can work with you to ensure that you get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. Contact our offices today to get a free initial consultation and see what we can do for you and your future.