So you have been in a car accident and you are sore, bruised and feel broken all over but not really sure what all is actually wrong with you. While rest at home is important if you were not rushed off to the hospital, make sure you see a doctor too. Not only can a doctor help you to understand and treat the full extent of your injuries. And if you are reading this blog then that means you are also looking into the option of filing a personal injury car accident lawsuit and you should-- you should not pay out of pocket for the often substantial bills and missed work you might be dealing with. When you see a doctor and other medical professionals to help with your recovery it also helps with your legal recovery by putting together a very realistic financial picture of your current and future needs.
What types of injuries are common following a car accident? Take a look...
- Head & Neck Injuries: Even a slow moving accident can jar your head and neck in a very unnatural way. Head and neck injuries are the most common type of car accident injury. Whether it is whiplash or hitting your head on the steering wheel or window, this can cause extensive and lasting damage, including traumatic brain injury.
- Broken Bones: Broken ribs from your seatbelt is very common and if your ribs are not broken they are very likely bruised as a result of your seatbelt doing its job. Time can heal these but without proper rest and medical attention, these injuries can lead to even more serious injuries.
- Soft Tissue Injuries: Your ligaments, tendons and muscles are considered soft tissue and they take a major beating. Soft tissue car accident injuries are probably what you feel the most right now because they are the cause of your soreness and depending on how severe your car crash was, they can last a very long time.
- Psychological Injuries: Getting into a car accident is not just a physical event but an emotional one too. PTSD is extremely common following even a minor accident and again, something that can get worse if not attended to.
Dealing with a personal injury following a car accident is expensive. At Walch Law, we are not just here to help with your legal recovery but your medical one as well. If you can't afford to get the medical care you need, we have a network of doctors that we can connect you with a setup a payment arrangement that works for you. And of course you won't pay us a penny until we get you paid. If you have been in a car accident anywhere in California, do not hesitate to give us a call today. We look forward to speaking with you.