Common Redding Auto Accident Injuries

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September 17, 2018
Edward Smith

Common Redding Auto Accident Injuries

Common Redding Auto Accident Injuries

Common Redding Auto Accident Injuries – According to information released by UC Berkeley researchers, Redding has been the site of nearly 5,000 traumatic auto accidents over the last ten years. These accidents left well over 6,500 people with injuries ranging from minor to fatal. While the likelihood that you will be involved in a crash on any given drive is relatively low, all it takes is one accident to cause serious trauma that dramatically affects you and your family’s lives. However, many people are unaware of the symptoms that accident injuries can cause. The below article explains some of the more common serious injuries suffered in car accidents.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

One of the most common serious collision injuries is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBIs are all caused by trauma sustained to the brain. However, there are multiple ways that an accident can cause a TBI, and the symptoms of these injuries can vary widely depending on each particular case.

Symptoms of a TBI can be difficult to notice and sometimes take weeks or even months to develop after an accident occurs. These symptoms can include:

  • Disorientation and/or Confusion
  • Difficulty with language
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Problems with focusing and/or memory
  • Mood swings
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
  • Depression
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Weakness in the legs and/or arms
  • Seizures

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can also vary widely and include several different types of trauma. Some of the most common ways that the spinal cord is injured in a car accident include contusions (bruising) and compression (caused by too much pressure on the spine). Less common types of SCI include lacerations, central cord syndrome, vertebral fractures, and more.

SCIs can be very serious, and their symptoms are often severe. Some of the common symptoms of SCI injuries include:

  • Loss of sensation
  • Paralysis
  • Chronic pain in the back, neck, and/or arms
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Sexual dysfunction

Furthermore, spinal cord injuries can lead to secondary trauma such as bed sores, lung infections, and bladder infections. Recovering after a spinal injury can be especially difficult.

Bone Fractures

Many think of breaking a bone as a relatively minor injury, but fractures can be severe. Bone fractures can leave people with chronic pain and permanent mobility issues. In cases involving open fractures in which the bone breaks through the skin, injured people are at risk of dangerous infections. Some of the more common types of fractures suffered in car accidents include:

  • Head and Neck Fractures
  • Upper Extremity Fractures
  • Rib and Sternum Fractures
  • Thoracolumbar Fractures
  • Pelvic and Hip Fractures
  • Lower Extremity Fractures

Watch Youtube Video by Redding Personal Injury Lawyer, Ed SmithInitial Investigation of Client Injuries. If you’ve been injured in a crash, you may be able to get compensation for your damages. To learn more about the process of claiming compensation with the help of a Redding personal injury lawyer, watch the video below:

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