Car accident injury symptoms can be physical or can be psychological. Both can have a serious impact on the normal daily life of the person who was injured and both can be dealt with by Accident Advice Helpline, as part of a personal injury claim. You can suffer from physical car accident injury symptoms and psychological car accident injury symptoms at the same time.
Physical car accident injury symptoms
Just about any part of the human body can suffer car accident injury symptoms. Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will be fighting to get you as much compensation as they can for your injuries. Here are some typical examples.
- Whiplash – This is the classic neck injury following a car accident and is generally one of the less severe injuries. It is caused by the soft tissues of the neck becoming stretched beyond their normal range. This causes damage and inflammation which in turn causes pain and loss of movement. Many years ago it was thought that the best treatment for whiplash was to keep the neck still and many whiplash sufferers were given neck braces to do just that. However, we now know that the best remedy for whiplash is to keep moving and there are even some special exercises that can help. A physiotherapist can show you how to do these. Most whiplash cases resolve themselves within a few weeks. However, a few unlucky people will develop a chronic whiplash which may last for much longer. They may also suffer from headaches, pins and needles and a marked loss of movement.
- Broken limbs – Arms and legs often get broken in car accidents. Some breaks are very simple and the bones have not moved out of place. These are normally treated by encasing the affected limb in plaster. Other breaks are much more serious. The bones may be broken in several places or may have completely moved out of place. Surgery may be required to fix them back in position and a lengthy rehabilitation period may be required.
Psychological car accident injury symptoms
The most common psychological symptoms following a car accident are anxiety and depression. Some people may suffer a form of post-traumatic stress disorder after a major incident like a serious car accident. The anxiety and depression can have a significant impact on the sufferer’s ability to go about their normal daily life. They may not even be able to work. Sleep disturbances are also frequently reported by people who have been involved in car accidents. The anxiety may be specifically associated with travelling in a car and people may find it very hard to drive or be a passenger in a motor vehicle. Other people are just generally anxious.
You may be able to claim compensation to ease your pain and suffering if you’ve been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. Give us a call for some free, no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th June 2017
Author: Jan Newell