Car accidents are common in Oklahoma, but that does not mean that it is always easy for victims to bounce back from them. When a Durant resident is driving in their vehicle and is hit by a distracted or otherwise unsafe driver, everything may change for them. From their health to their finances to their ability to care for their loved ones, an accident can throw off the way a victim lives.
That is in part because car accident injuries can be extensive and can affect practically any part of a victim’s body. Head injuries can be serious for victims and some victims may emerge from their accidents with traumatic brain injuries. These significant brain injuries happen when the head suffers a blow, such as from hitting a steering wheel during a crash, or a penetration injury.
Moving down the body, some car accident victims suffer from whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a victim’s neck is whipped forward and backward, which results in stress and strain on the body. Whiplash can be painful and can impact a victim’s movement.
The neck is part of the spine and spinal injuries can be devastating for accident victims. When the spine is injured a victim may suffer paralysis. That paralysis can impact all or some of a victim’s appendages.
Aside from these serious forms of injury, car accident victims can sustain bruises, cuts, contusions, and other forms of painful harm. For some, a car accident may mean missing a day from work and having to rent a vehicle to get to and from their job. For others, an accident may mean life-long pain, lost earning potential, and mountains of medical bills.
The contents of this post are offered as information only and should not be read as legal or medical advice. A trusted attorney may be a useful source of support for a person who is coping with recovery after a car accident and who is unsure of their options for seeking the recovery of their losses.