Catastrophic car accidents happen in the blink of an eye, wreaking havoc on the highway and turning the victim’s world upside down. Though they are rarely anticipated, these dangerous auto accidents are a constant reality. Drivers have accepted auto accidents as an established part of their daily commute, but never expect to be personally involved in one of these nightmares.
Often, car accidents spark untimely death and roadway destruction. Survivors must face a set of grim consequences, such as intense mental trauma and severe physical injuries. Lives will be completely changed, requiring expensive rehabilitation and therapy. Examples of these catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Bone Fractures
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Strengthening your mental and physical health after an accident is crucial. However, the process is exhaustive and costly. If you or a loved one have experienced catastrophic injuries from a severe car accident, you are entitled to proper compensation. Know your rights and contact an experienced lawyer. Together you will take back your life and ensure compensation for all physical, mental, and financial trauma.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are responsible for almost 30% of all auto accident deaths. Varying in severity, brain injuries could result in minor concussions or even lead to significant mental disability. A consequent loss of brain function could completely alter the victim’s life, stripping them of their freedom and ability to perform simple tasks. Other common side effects of a traumatic brain injury include loss of cognitive functioning, insomnia, or hearing loss.
The injury’s level of severity is dependent on the violence of the car accident. If the head is abruptly and violently hit during the accident, the skull will fracture and cause the brain to move within it. This leads to intracranial hemorrhaging, which could be fatal.
Victims must undergo extensive surgery and costly physical and occupational therapy. However, patients with severe TBI may never fully regain their lost independence and mobility.
Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries
Auto accident victims could be wheelchair bound for the remainder of their lives due to severe nerve damage in the spinal cord. In the United States, 46% of spinal cord damage is caused by car accidents. When the lumbar or cervical spine is injured, specific muscle clusters could lose feeling and mobility. This process is known as paralysis and can occur in the upper body, lower body, or both.
Paralysis treatment is incredibly expensive, ranging between $300,000 and $1 million on average for the first year alone. Patients must cope with a significant change in lifestyle while tackling this difficult financial burden.
Have You or a Loved One Suffered Injuries as a Result of an Auto Accident? Contact The Snyder Law Group Today!
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