Car Accident Injuries
Auto accidents can cause a wide range of injuries to the brain, back, spine, head, neck and chest. The severity varies widely as well. In many cases, it is difficult to recognize the full extent of an injury right away.
If you are involved in a car accident and have sustained an injury, you should seek medical treatment right away. Then call 303-442-3366 to get legal advice from one of the attorneys at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP.
Frequent Brain Injuries
Almost 50 percent of all brain injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents. A brain injury is a blow to the head which disrupts function to the brain. Brain injuries can range from mild to severe. An injury can be penetrating or closed head (for example, if your head hits the steering wheel, dashboard or window).
A severe brain injury from a car accident — whether in Boulder, the Denver metro or anywhere else across Colorado — can be life-altering and require extensive therapy, hospitalizations, specialists and long-term care.
Another Common Injury: Spinal Cord Damage
A sudden jolt to the back during an auto accident can result in short-term or long-term back injuries. Car accident injuries affecting the back can be a sprain, herniated disks or damage to the vertebrae.
A short-term back injury, such as a sprain, may take a few weeks to recover from. However, a severe back injury can show symptoms such as tingling, numbness and chronic pain from the neck down to the lower back.
The Help That You Need To Move Forward
The full severity of a brain, back, and neck injury may go undetected immediately after an automobile accident, but have lingering effects that are debilitating.