Only a medical doctor can diagnose your injuries. But as someone who sees a lot of injured people, I can certainly talk about the injuries I see most often. Here are 3 injuries we see very regularly at our firm:
Whiplash injuries are caused by the violent snapping backwards and forwards of the head during a car crash. This can injure the tissues in the neck causing stiffness and pain. Often though, the pain does not begin for a few hours after a car crash. If you’re been in one, you might recognize the experience of feeling like you’re fine after the crash, but then feeling your neck stiffen up over the next few hours. We see that scenario all the time. Of course, insurance companies often try to say that unless you thought you were injured at the scene of a crash, you can’t have really been injured. If they’re trying to tell you that to deny your claim, contact an auto accident lawyer Fort Collins CO trusts to help you out.
Injuries to the thoracic and lumbar spine are very common in car crashes. The spine is very complicated part of the body, so when it is subjected to a lot of force, it can be injured. These injuries can range from muscle sprains and strains to broken vertebrae or disc injuries. These injuries often present with generalized back pain, and can be hard to diagnose and treat. Because of this, finding a spine specialist can be important to your recovery. Your primary care physician can probably refer you to one if you need it.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can be devastating. They can result in job loss, personality change, or simply loss of enjoyment of life. They can stop you thinking like you did before, and many of TBI patients describe feelings of “not being me anymore.” Often patients’ families are also affected as they deal with the personality changes that can come along with a brain injury. Although these injuries can cause lifelong struggles, there are treatments that are effective. Vision therapy and cognitive therapy can help improve brain function and help you cope with altered brain function. Further, neuropsychological testing can help identify the areas of cognitive functioning that need improvement.
If you’re suffering from any of these types of injuries, there is hope. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recover from your injuries and help you receive compensation for them. If you want our help, you can reach us through our website below.
Thanks to our friend and blog author Sam Cannon of Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC for his insight into personal injury cases.