Many Tennessee residents are out on the roads at various point during the day. If you have a lengthy commute to work, you may be driving before the sun comes up and getting home after it goes down. Unfortunately, driving at dark times of the day may put you at greater risk of being involved in an accident. Of course, the difficult reality of driving at any time is that a crash could occur in an instant.
Though accidents range in severity, it is all too easy for you to suffer serious harm in a collision caused by a negligent or reckless driver. The aftermath could easily result in your having difficulty moving forward with your daily life in the same way you could before the accident took place.
Types of possible injuries
Though a variety of injuries could result from a car accident and typically depend on the circumstances of the crash, some common injuries that occur include the following:
- Neck injuries, including whiplash, muscle damage, ligament damage and even spinal cord damage
- Head injuries, including concussions, open or penetrating wounds, skull fractures, and more
- Chest injuries, including broken ribs, collapsed lungs, organ damage or cardiac arrest
- Back injuries, including spine and spinal cord damage, herniated disks, and muscle injuries
- Extremity injuries, including broken arms or legs, injuries to the fingers or hands, and amputation
Of course, mental harm can also stem from these incidents. Emotional trauma and even post-traumatic stress disorder could easily affect someone who has experienced a severe car crash.
While no one wants to the think about the many ways in which a person could suffer harm in a car accident, these injuries happen every day. Regrettably, not every is able to walk away from these incidents, and families are commonly left with much loss and grief after a fatal event. Even if you are lucky enough to survive, you could face injuries that leave your life changed forever. As a result, focusing on your recovery may be your best option.
In addition to the physical harm of the incident, a crash could result in financial difficulties as you deal with medical bills and lost wages due to missing work during your recovery. Fortunately, you may have legal options for seeking compensation for the harm you suffered by filing a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault. Gaining more information on this option may help you determine whether it could suit your circumstances.