- Back Injuries
Cushion-like discs between the vertebrae in the spine form joints that allow a person to bend, move, and sit comfortably. These discs may become injured during an auto accident, causing symptoms such as:
- difficulty breathing,
- severe pain,
- and weakness.
Soft tissue and muscle injuries sustained during an auto accident also can cause painful swelling and stiffness.
- Brain Injuries
The impact of an auto accident can force the brain’s soft tissue against the skull. This can cause life-threatening complications, such as swelling, bleeding, and bruising of the brain. A traumatic brain injury also can affect a victim’s ability to communicate, remember, concentrate, taste, and smell.
- Facial Injuries
Even with airbags and other automotive safety features, car crashes often cause physical trauma to a person’s face. In some cases, these injuries can lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement.
- Neck Injuries
Cervical discs in the neck act like shock absorbers between the vertebrae. When these discs move, tear, or rupture, symptoms such as severe pain, weakness, and numbness may result. Damage to the soft tissue, nerves, tendons, and ligaments in the neck also may result in long-term pain and stiffness.
- Psychological Trauma
In some cases, car crashes can result in severe emotional trauma, affecting a person’s ability to work, socialize, and live life as he or she did before the accident.
Get the Help You Need
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, the Roanoke car accident lawyers at Skolrood Law Firm can help protect your legal rights to compensation. Contact our legal staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week—call (800) 477-5480 or complete our free initial consultation form today.