It’s not uncommon to experience a variety of injuries after being involved in a car accident. These injuries may make it difficult to go back to work, live comfortably in your Maryland home or finish your education. In some cases, traumatic injuries can also make it hard to maintain relationships with close friends or family members.
Head injuries are common in the aftermath of a car crash
There is a chance that the force of a collision will cause your brain to physically move within your skull. This can result in bleeding, a concussion or severe headaches. If your head or face makes contact with the floor, ceiling or windshield, you may experience broken bones or lacerations. It may be possible to collect compensation for any medical bills incurred as the result of a car accident in a personal injury settlement.
Various neck and back injuries are caused by unnatural movements
In the moments after impact, there is a chance that your neck and back will be violently whipped or twisted. This can result in torn muscles, strained ligaments and a limited ability to move your head. It’s possible that an injury to this area of your body will result in partial or total paralysis.
If you are hurt in a car accident, you may have grounds to pursue compensation from the driver who caused it. Multiple lines of evidence might be introduced during settlement talks to establish that another person was acting in a negligent manner at the time of impact. These lines of evidence might include cellphone records, toxicology reports or statements made by the defendant at the crash scene. Depending on your case, you may be able to seek compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering in addition to medical expenses.