Common Car Accident Injuries That Should Prompt a Call to an Attorney

There are several types of car accident injuries that a victim can sustain in a Nevada collision. Some injuries and resulting symptoms show up immediately after the crash, while others do not reveal themselves until days, weeks, or even months after the accident. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a Nevada car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Common Injuries

Below are some of the most common injuries resulting from Las Vegas car accidents and their associated symptoms.

  • Broken Bones: Perhaps one of the most common injuries that car accident victims suffer in Nevada and throughout the country, broken bones can cause temporary or permanent damage depending on the severity of the break. When a major collision occurs, it is typical for victims to sustain broken limbs, cracked ribs, or even broken spines. If you or someone you know has broken bones from a Nevada car accident, seek out medical attention immediately.

  • Whiplash Injuries: Also a common injury resulting from Nevada car crashes - even ones a low speeds - whiplash happens when the body is thrust forward quickly and then bounces back to its original place. Whiplash can cause serious damage to the soft tissues and bone structure of the injured area because of the forced movement. Symptoms of whiplash are not always obvious right away as many mistake the pain for simple soreness from the crash.

  • Bulging and Herniated Discs: Other common car accident injuries include bulging and herniated discs that leak out of the spinal canal as a result of a rupture or tear. This type of injury can cause minor pain when making certain movements to major severe pain at all times, and may require surgery as well as medications for pain management. Bulging or herniated discs happen when the spine is forced to stretch beyond its usual range. Many people do not realize they have this injury until after days or weeks of experiencing pain.

  • Emotional Trauma: Anxiety, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder can occur as a result of a Nevada car accident. These conditions may manifest themselves through nightmares, panic attacks, or chronic anxiety. These invisible conditions are far more common than people realize after experiencing a car accident.

  • Brain Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries, referred to as TBIs, can result in serious injuries resulting from a Nevada car accident. TBIs can be mild or severe and often cause issues such as memory problems, processing difficulties, or motor skill deficits. TBIs are the result of head trauma that happens as a result of a collision and can be closed or open wound injuries. Whether or not a TBI has occurred is often not realized until after some time due to delay in symptoms.

Contact Legal Help

If you or someone you know has sustained any of the above injuries as a result of a Nevada car accident, contact the experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Parry & Pfau. We can explain your rights and obligations under the law and will fight for the monetary compensation you deserve.

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