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Your whole body is vulnerable in a car accident

If you are in a motor vehicle accident, your entire body is subject to potentially very harmful trauma. In high impact crashes, it is not unusual for a victim to suffer broken bones, cuts and other serious injuries. But there are some types of car accident injuries that can be especially devastating.

Spinal injuries are a common result of auto collisions. In a worst case scenario, a victim could be left paralyzed. But lesser injuries, such as a herniated disc, could require extensive care and cause a victim pain for years. 

It is also very easy to suffer a blow to the head during a car accident, which could cause a traumatic brain injury. A brain injury can leave a victim in a coma or with cognitive issues. Treatment for TBI may last for months or years. In some cases the damage to a victim's brain is permanent, meaning that special accommodations may be required for the remainder of his or her life.

When in a car accident, your chest is also very vulnerable. Broken ribs are a serious threat, as too are collapsed lungs. And for a victim with a heart condition, the impact of a collision could trigger a traumatic cardiac arrest.

These are just some of the most common physical injuries related to car accidents. It is also possible for accident victims to suffer from depression and emotional issues that call for care.

Therefore, if you are in a car accident, be it major or minor, it it vital that you receive proper medical attention and diagnosis. And to make sure that you receive compensation to cover the cost of your treatment, you may want to contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you file your insurance claim and work in an effort to get you the full complement of benefits that you are entitled to.

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