You should never be under the impression that your injuries are minor. In fact, your injuries may have a significant impact on your ability to get through day-to-day life. It’s important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as you discover evidence of severe injuries, as the medical bills can grow quickly and make your life even more complicated.

Even victims in the same car might have different severe injuries depending on their location in the vehicle and what happened to that part of the car in the crash. The best way to protect yourself after an accident is to be evaluated by a medical professional to ensure you don’t have severe injuries. Although some injuries are easier to spot with the naked eye, others can be hidden and may manifest later on. These injuries increase your chances of nerve damage, cognitive issues, and overall functioning, so you need to have a doctor take a look at you after an accident just in case.

Some of the most common severe injuries in a vehicle accident include:

  • Amputated limbs/limb loss
  • Head injuries such as a TBI
  • Road abrasions or burns
  • Bone fractures, especially impacting the shoulder, rib, pelvis, or leg
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Tendon and muscle sprains
  • Serious lacerations