Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries, some of which can be quite serious and cause ongoing physical and even psychological issues. The severity of these injuries may not be immediately apparent and can even result from minor accidents. If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have extensive and ongoing medical bills, have difficulty working, and may experience long-term pain and other symptoms.
The Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez handle cases that include the following types of injuries:
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries Las Vegas car accident attorneys see, and it refers to an injury of the soft tissues or bones in your neck. It can occur when the head and neck move suddenly, such as in a rear-end collision. Neck pain can occur immediately, or sometimes not until several days later. If you have whiplash, you may also experience other symptoms including neck stiffness, headaches, shoulder or back pain, memory loss, depression, nervousness, or irritability. These symptoms usually get better within a few days, weeks, or months, but they can also linger and lead to chronic neck pain.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Traumatic brain injuries can be caused when your head is suddenly bumped or jolted or receives a forceful impact from a car accident. Symptoms may be noticeable immediately after the accident, or they can first appear days or weeks later. TBIs can cause long-term physical and psychological effects including headaches, confusion, memory issues, depression, anxiety, and personality changes including increased aggression.
Spinal Cord Injuries
If your spinal cord is damaged in a car accident, you may have nerve damage causing issues far beyond your back. Pain, numbness, weakness, or loss of control over your arms, legs, hands, and feet can occur, and in the most serious cases, car accident victims can be permanently paralyzed.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Being in a car accident can be extremely stressful, and it sometimes causes ongoing psychological and emotion damage. PTSD can be present with or without physical injuries, and it can cause sufferers to relive a stressful event over and over, to the point that it interferes with their daily lives. It’s estimated, 9% of people who survive a serious car accident develop PTSD and experience symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and aggression. It can also cause physical symptoms including high blood pressure and nausea.
Chest injuries from a car accident can cause broken ribs and collapsed lungs. Car accidents can also cause sudden cardiac arrest, as well as injuries including broken bones and damage to internal organs.
Contact the Las Vegas car accident attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact the Las Vegas car accident attorneys of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez at 702-388-GGRM (4476) for a free consultation. We’ll utilize our decades of experience to ensure you receive the representation and compensation you deserve.