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Common Signs of Injuries after a Car Crash

February 3, 2021

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Traffic accidents can leave accident victims with serious injuries and mounting medical bills. If you suspect that you have been injured, you should seek follow-up medical care as soon as possible. You should then speak with an experienced Columbus car accident lawyer about your legal options.

When car drivers and passengers suffer injuries in an accident that occurs because of someone else’s negligence, they can suffer serious injuries that may become worse if they are left untreated. Common signs of injuries following a car accident include headaches (which could lead to a traumatic brain or head injury if left untreated), muscle spasms, muscle aches, chest soreness (often from airbag deployment), and visual marks, such as cuts and bruises. 

If you suspect that you have suffered an injury following a car crash, it is important that you seek follow-up medical treatment as soon as possible. You should get checked out at a local hospital or emergency room facility right away. The physician on duty there can examine you and determine what, if any, additional medical treatment you need. 

In addition to seeking initial treatment for your injuries, you should follow up with our knowledgeable Columbus car accident lawyer at The Jones Firm as soon as possible after your accident. We can go over all of your legal options with you and help you decide on the best course of action for your individual case. Please give us a call today to find out more about how we could assist you with your personal injury car accident claim or lawsuit. 

Common Injuries Following a Car Crash

Following a car crash – especially one that occurs at a high rate of speed – accident victims can suffer serious and debilitating injuries. These injuries are often accompanied by various symptoms that may include the following:

  • Headaches – Following a car accident, frequent headaches may be a symptom of a minor concussion or another head injury – especially if the accident victim struck his or her head on the steering wheel or headrest during the collision.
  • Muscle aches and soreness – Muscle aches and soreness can be a symptom of soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and muscle contusions.
  • Severe pain – Severe pain can be a sign of a bone break or fracture that might require surgery to correct.
  • Visible cuts and scrapes – Visible cuts, scrapes, and bruises are common when an accident victim’s body strikes something in the vehicle at the point of impact – or where the vehicle’s airbag deploys.

While injuries can vary in type and severity, they should always be properly treated by a medical professional as soon as possible following a crash. Never ignore possible signs of injuries.

Speak with a Columbus Car Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a car accident, The Jones Firm could help you pursue a personal injury claim or file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or some other responsible person or entity. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Columbus car accident lawyer, please call us at 614-209-5162 or contact us online today for more information about how we could help.