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Common St. Louis Auto Accident Injuries - Injury Lawyer

By Christopher Hoffmann  Dec. 5, 2016 6:59p

When pursuing an auto accident case in St. Louis, two things are extremely important; the level of damage done to your car and the injuries sustained. Automobile damages can be quite obvious. The complex part comes in when trying to determine the injuries sustained and the compensation amount that will cover both the medical bills plus other losses. For a person who has never done this before, it is important to work hand in hand with a personal injury attorney in St. Louis. However, before coming to this decision, it is vital that you understand the common auto injuries so as to make it easier for the personal injury attorney to win your case. Here is a list of common auto accident injuries.

Common auto accident injuries that need immediate medical attention

  • Spinal cord injuries: These can be displacement of bone fragments, bruising of ligaments, tearing of the spinal cord tissue or the disc material. Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious auto accident injuries that can put you in bed for a longer period. So, it is vital that you see a medical doctor so as to prevent future regrets.
  • Head/brain injuries: These are injuries that results from your head hitting or being hit by an object often called traumatic brain injuries. The signs and symptoms range from mild to severe injuries. The only person who can tell you this is a medical expert.
  • Internal injuries: Another common auto accident that is always hard to detect are internal injuries. They include injury of heart, lungs, liver, bowels, spleen, kidneys, bowels, fractured ribs and more. Just like brain/head and spinal cord injuries, internal injuries can be life threatening and if not noticed earlier can lead to death.

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Other common auto accident injuries

  • Psychological injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries and more.

As you can see, auto accident injuries range in severity. There are also those injuries that will take a longer period to heal as well as those that will take days and months. To avoid future problems, it is always advisable to consider a thorough check by a medical practitioner. This is also vital since it will help a personal injury attorney gather enough evidence needed to prove your case.

If you've been involved in an auto accident it is in your best interests to speak with a St. Louis car accident lawyer to learn more about your legal right in Missouri. Call (314) 361-4242 for a free consultation.

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