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Automobile Accident Awareness: Lesser Known Injuries

Auto Accident Injuries

Automobile accidents can result in a variety of injuries including broken bones, head injuries, and even death.

In this blog, however, we discuss the lesser-known injuries such as hearing damage, internal injuries, dental injuries, airbag injuries, pregnancy complications, and psychological injuries that can result from an car wreck.

Lesser-Known Injuries from Automobile Accidents

Ears and Airbags: Can a Car Crash Damage Your Hearing?

Airbags are designed to protect drivers and passengers during an automobile accident, but they can also cause ear-related injuries. Airbags deploy at high speeds, producing a loud noise that can cause temporary and/or permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear pain. The impact of a car accident can also cause damage to the middle ear, resulting in a ruptured eardrum and damage to the inner ear. If you experience ear-related symptoms after a car accident, seek medical attention immediately.

The Hidden Danger of Seat Belts: Internal Injuries in Car Wrecks.

Seat belts are a critical safety feature that can save lives during an auto accident. However, seat belts can also cause internal organ injuries, such as damage to the spleen or liver. The impact of a car accident can cause the body to slam against the seat belt, resulting in bruising, internal bleeding, or other internal damage. Internal organ injuries may not be immediately noticeable, which is why it is important to seek medical attention immediately after a car accident.

Automobile Accidents and Dental Injuries: What You Need to Know.

Car wrecks can also cause dental injuries, including broken teeth, jaw fractures, and other dental trauma. The impact of a car accident can cause a person’s face to hit the steering wheel, dashboard, or window, resulting in dental injuries. If you experience dental pain or notice any changes in your teeth or mouth after a car wreck, seek dental attention immediately.

Car Accidents and Pregnancy: Risks and Precautions

Car accidents can pose significant risks to pregnant women and their unborn babies. The impact of a car accident can cause the uterus to contract, leading to premature labor or miscarriage. Pregnant women involved in an auto accident should seek medical attention immediately, even if they feel fine.


The Psychological Toll of Car Accidents: Coping with PTSD and Anxiety

In addition to physical injuries, car wrecks can also have a significant emotional and psychological impact on a person. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety are common psychological conditions that can result from an automobile accident. Symptoms of PTSD and anxiety can include flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, and difficulty sleeping. If you are struggling with PTSD or anxiety after a car accident, seek professional help from a therapist or counselor.


If You’ve Been Injured In An Accident, You Need A Personaly Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in a car accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention immediately, even if you feel fine. Many injuries, such as whiplash and head injuries, may not show symptoms until hours or even days after the wreck. Seeking medical attention can also help you document your injuries, which can be essential if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.

In addition to seeking medical attention, it is also important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

At our firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that an automobile accident can take on your life. We work diligently to resolve your legal matters and protect your legal interests.