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Common injuries suffered in car accidents

With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, it is likely that people across central New York will be travelling to their favorite vacation spots. In fact, with gas prices considerably lower than they were last year, it would not be surprising if more people were on the road this week. With higher traffic volumes comes the greater chance for an accident.

Of course, no one expects to be in an accident, but they inevitably happen. When they do, the possibility of being injured is always a consideration. With that, this post will highlight some of the common injuries suffered.

Back and neck injuries – These are very common injuries in accidents. Depending on the severity, they may manifest themselves differently. For rear end collisions, the likelihood of whiplash is high. Also the violence of a crash can lead to back injuries. So if you experience soreness in your back or neck directly after the crash, or in the days after it, you should inform an experienced personal injury attorney.

Head injuries – Similarly, traumatic brain injuries could be suffered in an accident.  Indeed, a number of vehicles have airbags that can reduce the severity of a crash, but the impact could still have an effect on a driver or passenger. You may feel fine, but in the hours or days after a crash, you could experience concussion symptoms.

Emotional injuries – It is not uncommon to have emotional changes after a severe accident. Essentially, a crash victim could develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which could affect how a person is able to enjoy their life.

If you have the misfortune of being in an accident, you have rights and should be compensated for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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