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What kinds of injuries might occur in a car crash?

Accidents in the Chicago area are common simply because we have so many people who live here. If you are involved in a car accident, you might be injured. There is a chance that your injuries might require medical care. If this is the case, you might end up taking a medical transport to the hospital. Getting the help you need for your injuries is necessary so that you can get back on the road to health but also so that you have proof of your injuries if you seek compensation.

What kinds of neck and head injuries might occur?

You can suffer from a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. This is possible if the your head hits something in the accident. It is also possible if the accident was serious and caused your head to move in violent manner. In some cases, the rapid back and forth motion of the head can lead to neck injuries, such as whiplash.

What other injuries are possible?

Car crashes can lead to lacerations, hematomas, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, pulled muscles, amputations and a host of other injuries. You might also suffer from emotional trauma because of the accident. In all of these cases, documentation of the injuries is a crucial component if you opt to seek compensation.

If you do opt to seek compensation for your injuries, you must think about what damages you have suffered. Not only do you need to think about the bills you've gotten so far, you also have think about what bills you might get in the future for the injuries. This can give you the information that you need when you file your claim.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Car Accident Injuries," accessed Jan. 13, 2017

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