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What Is the Most Common Injury in a Car Accident?

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As Fresno car accident attorneys, we assist many car accident victims recover compensation for their injuries. Therefore, we see many different types of injuries caused by car accidents. Some of the injuries are minor, and accident victims recover in a few days or a few weeks. However, other injuries are much more serious requiring months of physical therapy and recuperation before the victim fully recovers. In traumatic cases, accident victims may never fully recover from their injuries.

Regardless of the severity of the injury, it is important to be checked by a doctor as soon as possible after a car accident. After you take care of your health, it is important to consult with a Fresno car accident attorney. If you are injured, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our lawyers can handle the insurance company for the other driver while you focus on your recovery and getting back to your life.

Have You Suffered One Of These Injuries In A Car Accident?

Fractures and Broken Bones

Fractures and broken bones are common car accident injuries. Sudden stops at high speeds can cause multiple fractures and broken bones. When a vehicle is crushed in a car accident, the result can be broken bones. Even tough broken bones and fractures heal; it does mean time out of work and expensive medical bills to pay. Even with physical therapy, some accident victims suffer permanent damage from broken bones and fractures.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are also common car injuries. Slipped discs, ruptured discs, and other soft tissue injuries can be very painful. Some spinal cord injuries require surgery to repair. In some cases, the injury can cause paralysis. A spinal cord injury can be very expensive in addition to being very painful.

Closed Head Injuries

Closed head injuries are common in car accidents because of the force of the impact. The brain can slam around inside the skull causing damage to the soft tissues. A closed head injury can be difficult to diagnose because of the lack of observable trauma. However, a closed head injury can result in a TBI, contusion, or brain bleeding that leads to permanent brain damage. It is extremely important to be checked by a physician if you experience any symptoms of a brain injury.


Many insurance companies treat whiplash as a minor injury that does not require medical treatment and does not impair your ability to work. However, whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident injuries. Neck sprains can heal on their own in a few days; however, neck sprains can also cause chronic, severe pain and impaired mobility that impairs your ability to work. Some cases of whiplash require physical therapy or surgery to correct. Because whiplash and other neck injuries can take several days to manifest, it is important to pay close attention to your symptoms and contact a doctor immediately if symptoms become worse or persist.

Contact A Fresno Car Accident Attorney

Do not let an insurance adjuster convince you that you do not need to consult an attorney regarding your car accident claim. The insurance adjuster does not work for you — he has the insurance company’s best interest as his top priority. You need someone working for you who has your best interest as his top priority.

Put the Fresno car accident attorneys of Torem & Associates in your corner to protect your right to receive a fair and just settlement for your claim. Call our office at (888) 500-5000to schedule a free consultation with a Fresno car accident attorney. You may also contact our office by using our online contact form.


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