Traumatic brain injuries are a common result of car accidents. However, these injuries are not always readily diagnosed by doctors following a collision.
Every time you get behind the wheel of your car, you take steps to prepare yourself from a safety perspective. For example, you put on your seatbelt and adjust your mirrors. You also pay close attention to everything that's going on around you.
Imagine driving to your favorite Fullerton supermarket. You have a long shopping list of snacks, drinks and other items you need for the Sunday family barbecue. The weather forecast is for near perfect weather and you are looking forward to some quality time with your family and friends. Unfortunately, your plans do not work out after another driver slams into the front of your car. After the wreck, you feel fine and assess your injuries as only superficial. Your car, on the other hand, is toast. By the end of the day, you begin to experience headaches and abdominal pain and you notice a large purple bruise forming on your torso.
You enjoy traveling on the weekends, and you set off like always this week, heading down the coast. You didn't think anything would go wrong, because the weather was clear and the amount of traffic was relatively low. Unfortunately, it only takes one person to cause a crash, and that's what happened to you.
Even though you do whatever it takes to avoid trouble on the road, there's no way of knowing what could happen. Another driver could cause an accident at any point, thus putting you in a compromising position.
There are two ways that motor vehicle drivers could be at fault for a car accident. We have fault related to the breaking of a law -- like a driver who speeds, drinks and drives, or drives through a red light and causes an accident.
Back and neck injuries are common when you are involved in a car accident. One of the injuries that is possible in these cases is a spine fracture. Car crashes account for around 45 percent of spine fractures. Because fractures in arms and legs are so common, many people tend to downplay the severity of a spine fracture.
The violent impact of a car crash can lead to a host of injuries. While some people can walk away with nothing more than scrapes and bruises, some victims of car crashes have much more serious injuries. One injury that is possible is a broken bone.
You pay for your motor vehicle insurance every month. You do so because you believe that if you get into a serious accident or crash that your insurance will cover the costs. It's easy to forget, but insurance companies are businesses. They are not in operation to take care of their customers and policy holders. They are in business to make money. The more they have to pay out for each claim, the less profit they make. Your insurance company has a motive to deny you full compensation or benefits you've paid for.
Most people have broken a bone or two in their lives. It's not usually seen as a life-threatening condition, unless the break itself is protruding through the skin. In most cases, the bone has to be set and the body part requires a cast (if possible).