If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you already have a lot to worry about. Above all else is your health. There is nothing worse than the thought that you could suffer an injury that lingers for the rest of your life.
Every type of injury is serious, but those to the spinal cord and brain have the chance to cause the most harm.
Here is something else to keep in mind: Any type of car accident can cause a spinal cord injury. This includes all of the following:
— Rear end collisions. These are most likely to result in a spinal cord injury, due to the potential for whiplash.
— Head on collision. When your vehicle is hit head on, especially at a high speed, the chance of serious injury, including that to your spinal cord, is much greater.
— Multi-vehicle accidents. When more than one vehicle is involved in a crash, you never know how your body will react. You could be pushed, pulled, and contorted in all directions.
Due to the seriousness of a car accident, it’s important to seek medical care immediately following a crash. This is the only way to know for sure if you have been injured.
Was another party responsible for the accident? In this case, you may want to contact an attorney for advice and guidance. An attorney can help you better understand what your legal options are and what steps you need to take in order to seek compensation.